BOSTON-- Graduate student Maureen Murphy tallied a hat trick to lead the No. 7 Northeastern women's hockey team to an 8-2 trouncing over the New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena.
Graduate student Alina Mueller tallied two assists and now has 209 points, passing UNH's coach and former Northeastern great Hillary Witt for second-most points all-time in program history. Senior Katy Knoll, graduate student Chloé Aurard, Murphy and graduate student Maude Poulin-Labelle all posted multi-point games for the Huskies.
- The Huskies opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first frame - a power play shot by Mueller was tipped by Aurard in front for the 1-0 lead 14:44 into the frame.
- The Northeastern offense came to life in the second with three more goals - the first two were tallied by Murphy at 4:08 and 6:13 into the period.
- The final NU tally of the second period came from Mia Langlois, tallying her first career goal. A shot by freshman Jules Constantinople was tipped back in front by the UNH net minder, and Langlois collected and settled the puck before firing a quick wrist-shot to make it 4-0 at 11:05 in the second.
- The Wildcats would answer in the third period with two goals in the span of three minutes - their first came on a fast break pass from the goaltender to Kira Juodikis 3:44 into the period. UNH was awarded a five minute power play 4:35 into the period and converted once again at 6:15, to make it 4-2.
- With the five minute major winding down, Aurard answered with her second of the afternoon, stealing the puck at the blue line and skating one-on-one with the goaltender, converting on her 11th career short-handed goal to make it 5-2.
- The second of three Northeastern power-play goals came 10:49 into the period when senior Peyton Anderson poked home a loose puck, after initial shots from Knoll and Murphy were saved or deflected.
- Sophomore Skylar Irving capped off a successful day for the Huskies' power-play, firing a slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle to make it 7-2. The puck was sent to her by Poulin-Labelle and junior Abbey Marohn.
- Murphy notched her seventh career hat trick, hitting a bar-down shot at 18:17 in the third period.
- Murphy finished the day tied as the Huskies' leader in points, with three goals, one assist, while Aurard finished with two and two. Poulin-Labelle finished with a team-high three assists.
- Senior netminder Gwyneth Philips made 28 saves in her 10th victory of the season.
Northeastern will next face No. 15 Boston College on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Matthews Arena.