Kelly Leads Northeastern Past New Hampshire, 5-3
Senior defenseman Lauren Kelly posts two goals and assist for Huskies

Senior defenseman Lauren Kelly had two goals and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:33  NOE1-0 EV Tori Sullivan (4)Denisa Křížová/9, Ainsley MacMillan/8
1st 10:37  UNH1-1 EV Meghara McManus (8)Carlee Toews/7
1st 15:24  NOE2-1 PP Lauren Kelly (3)Kasidy Anderson/7, Brooke Hobson/8
1st 17:51  NOE3-1 EV Andrea Renner (2) -
2nd 0:40  UNH2-3 PP Amy Schlagel (7)Carlee Toews/8, Tori Howran/9
2nd 12:07  UNH3-3 EV Meghara McManus (9)Carlee Toews/9, Tori Howran/10
2nd 17:47  NOE4-3 PP GW Lauren Kelly (4)Kasidy Anderson/8, Taytum Clairmont/4
3rd 12:57  NOE5-3 EV McKenna Brand (11)Denisa Křížová/10, Lauren Kelly/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  1203
Northeastern  3115
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  18101139
Northeastern  1310831
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (7-6-5)  1/7 2/4 0
Northeastern (10-9-2)  2/2 7/14 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ava Boutilier (L, 6-6-5)58:045 109726
Empty Net1:560     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Aerin Frankel (W, 4-3-1)60:003 1781136

BOSTON - Senior Lauren Kelly notched her first collegiate three-point game with two goals and an assist to lift the Northeastern women's hockey team (10-9-2, 6-6-1 WHEA) to a 5-3 win over New Hampshire (7-6-5, 5-3-3 WHEA) in the Huskies' 2017 finale on Sunday at Matthews Arena.

Redshirt junior Tori Sullivan, sophomore Andrea Renner and senior McKenna Brand also scored for Northeastern, while freshman goaltender Aerin Frankel made 36 saves to keep the Wildcats' offense at bay.

The Huskies went 2-for-2 on the power-play with Kelly accounting for both goals, and killed off six of seven UNH power-plays on the day.

Goal Recaps

• Northeastern took the lead at the 8:33 mark of the opening period. After an Ainsley MacMillan point-shot was knocked down at the right of the UNH net, Denisa Krizova was able to find the loose puck and shovel a pass across the crease to Tori Sullivan, who poked it home on her second effort to make it 1-0 Huskies.

• The Wildcats evened the score just two minutes later when Meghara McManus fired a rebound home following a wrap-around attempt by Carlee Toews.

• The Huskies regained the lead at 15:24 of the opening period when a Brooke Hobson point-shot deflected off the skate of Kasidy Anderson and onto the stick of Lauren Kelly at the right of the cage for a wrister into the top corner of the net.

• NU pushed the advantage to 3-1 at 17:51 of the first period. Andrea Renner picked up the puck deep in the Huskies' zone and skated through neutral ice with speed. Renner gained the New Hampshire line and rifled a wrist-shot over the glove of Ava Boutilier (26 saves) from the right circle for an unassisted tally.

• UNH cut the deficit to 3-2 with a power-play goal just 40 seconds into the second period when Amy Schlagel cut to the slot and wristed a shot through the pads of Frankel from between the circles.

• The Wildcats tied the score at 3-3 when McManus swatted home a centering pass from Toews on the rush at the 12:07 mark of the second period.

• NU pushed back in front with another Lauren Kelly power-play goal at 17:47 of the second period. Taytum Clairmont threw the puck into the crease for Kasidy Anderson, who redirected the shot off the pad of Boutilier, onto the stick of Kelly at the right of the cage for the easy tap-in.

• McKenna Brand added an insurance goal at 12:57 of the final period, taking a feed from Denisa Krizova and wristing one home from between the circles to round out the scoring.

Stats of the Game

• Lauren Kelly notched her second collegiate two-goal game (Jan. 23, 2016 vs. UConn) and her first collegiate three-point effort.

• McKenna Brand extended her point-streak to five games with her third-period strike.

• Denisa Krizova dished out two assists and has tallied multiple points in three of her last four games.

• Kasidy Anderson notched two assists for her sixth multi-point performance of the year.

• Tori Sullivan played in her 100th collegiate game on Sunday and tallied a goal for the second straight contest.

• Aerin Frankel stopped 30 or more shots for the fourth time this season.

• Northeastern improved to 8-0-2 this season when scoring the first goal.

Up Next

The Huskies will have more than a month off before taking the ice again on Jan. 9 against UConn. Opening faceoff from Matthews Arena is set for 7 p.m.