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Sophomore defenseman Brooke Hobson scored at 2:51 of overtime for the Huskies
Hobson Sends Northeastern Past Vermont In Overtime, 2-1
Sophomore defenseman Brooke Hobson scored at 2:51 of overtime for the Huskies

BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Skylar Fontaine scored the game-tying goal with three minutes remaining in the third period and classmate Brooke Hobson won the game at 2:51 of overtime to send the No. 3 Northeastern women's hockey team to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Vermont on Friday evening at Matthews Arena.

The Catamounts (7-15-4, 5-12-2 WHEA) took the lead through Val Caldwell's goal at 2:11 of the second period, and the lead held late into the third before Northeastern (18-3-3, 16-2-2 WHEA) staged a dramatic comeback to improve to 9-0-0 at home in Hockey East games.

Fontaine intercepted a pass in the defensive zone, skated up the right wing with speed, and shifted backhand to forehand before lifting a shot inside the left post to level the score at 17:00 of the final frame.

Then, nearly three minutes into overtime, Fontaine's defensive partner, Hobson, rifled a shot off the right post and into the back of the net following a beautiful centering pass from senior Tori Sullivan to complete the comeback.

The goal gave NU its second overtime victory of the season following a 5-4 extra-time triumph over No. 4 Boston College on Nov. 27.

Sophomore Aerin Frankel stopped 15 of 16 Vermont shots to move to 12-0-0 in league play this season. UVM's Melissa Black was the tough-luck loser despite a 35-save effort at the other end.

The teams will wrap up the regular season series on Saturday at Matthews Arena at 2 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, January 25, 2019

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Game statistics
16 Shots 37
0 / 5 Power Plays 0 / 6
6 / 12 PIM 5 / 10
7-15-4 Records 18-3-3
GOAL SCORERS
Vermont Northeastern
Val Caldwell (2)
2nd/2:11
Skylar Fontaine (5)
3rd/17:00
Brooke Hobson (5)
OT/2:51  GW
GOALTENDERS
Vermont Northeastern
Melissa Black
62:51, 35 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 4-13-3)
Aerin Frankel
62:45, 15 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 13-1-1)

Empty Net
0:06, 0 GA