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Freshman forward Katy Knoll scored two goals and an assist for the Huskies
Knoll's Three Points Propel Northeastern Past Providence, 4-1
Freshman forward Katy Knoll scored two goals and an assist for the Huskies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Northeastern Huskies scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Providence College women's hockey team, 4-1, on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Schneider Arena.

SCORE

Providence - 1 | No. 3 Northeastern - 4

RECORDS

Providence - 16-12-4 (13-10-2 HEAW) | Northeastern - 26-4-2 (22-3-0 HEAW)

VENUE

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


GAME FLOW & NOTES

- Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) put the Friars up 1-0 just over four minutes into the opening period. A Northeastern defenseman mishandled the puck on the blue line before Hjalmarsson picked up the loose puck for a breakaway, Hjalmarsson deked the goaltender to her backhand for her team-high 19th goal of the season.

- Northeastern held a 9-8 advantage in shots at the end of the first period.

- The Huskies notched two goals in the middle frame to take a 2-1 lead into the final 20 minutes. Alina Mueller scored the equalizer on a feed in front of the net. Katy Knoll scored the eventual game-winning goal after slotting home a wrist shot from between the two circles.

- Abstreiter made 16 saves in the second period, killing off a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill midway through the frame.

- Lauren MacInnis added an insurance goal 4:23 into the third period to hand the Huskies a 3-1 lead. MacInnis fired a slap shot from the top of the left circled that snuck underneath Abstreiter.

- The Huskies added an empty-netter with 2:13 remaining to seal their 4-1 victory.

- Providence went 0-2 on the power play while Northeastern failed to convert on their three opportunities.

- Abstreiter posted 28 saves between the pipes.


HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (Providence) - 4:01/1st - EV - Sara Hjalmarsson - Deked the goaltender on a breakaway to her backhand

1-1 (Northeastern) - 3:46/2nd - EV - Alina Mueller (Aurard, Fontaine) - Backhand infront of the crease to the bottom left corner of the cage

2-1 (Northeastern) - 9:44/2nd - EV - Katy Knoll - Wrist shot slotted in the bottom right corner

3-1 (Northeastern) - 4:23/3rd - EV - Lauren MacInnis (Hartman, Knoll) - Slap shot from the top of the right circle

4-1 (Northeastern) - 17:47/3rd - EN - Katy Knoll


GOALTENDERS

Sandra Abstreiter (Providence) - 28 saves, 3 goal against
Gwyneth Philips (Northeastern) - 22 saves, 1 goal against


STAT COMPARISON

Providence -
Shots: 23
Face-offs: 27-58
Power plays: 0-2
Penalty kill: 3-3

Northeastern -
Shots: 32
Face-offs: 31-58
Power plays: 0-3
Penalty kill: 2-2


PC GAME HIGHS

Goals: Hjalmarsson (1)
Points: Hjalmarsson (1)
Shots: Rickard, Barone (4)


UP NEXT

Providence wrap up the regular season with a home-and-home series next weekend versus Holy Cross. The Friars will travel to Worcester, Mass. in game one (Feb. 21) for a 7:05 puck drop followed by a 3:00 p.m. puck drop the following day (Feb. 22) at Schneider Arena.

Game Summary

Saturday, February 15, 2020

4
1
Game statistics
32 Shots 23
0 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 4 / 8
26-4-2 Records 16-12-4
GOAL SCORERS
Northeastern Providence
Sara Hjalmarsson (17)
1st/4:01
Alina Mueller (21)
2nd/3:46
Katy Knoll (9)
2nd/9:44  GW
Lauren MacInnis (4)
3rd/4:23
Katy Knoll (10)
3rd/17:47  EN
GOALTENDERS
Northeastern Providence
Gwyneth Philips
60:00, 22 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 5-0-0)
Sandra Abstreiter
59:47, 28 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 8-7-2)

Empty Net
0:13, 1 GA