Junior goalie Aerin Frankel made 16 saves for the Huskies
Northeastern Shuts Out Union, 5-0
Junior goalie Aerin Frankel made 16 saves for the Huskies

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - A high-scoring first period set up the Northeastern women's hockey team for their first win of the season, shutting out the Union Dutchwomen, 5-0, on the road. Sophomore Alina Mueller led the team with four points off of a goal and three assists. With her tenth career shutout, Aerin Frankel is now in a three-way tie for sixth all-time in career shutouts at Northeastern.

Sophomore Mueller came out firing for the Huskies, tallying her first goal of the season just 26 seconds into the contest. Following shortly after, Skylar Fontaine tipped in another off a deflected Mueller shot with 7:15 on the clock. Mattie Hartman kept the momentum moving for the Huskies, firing in Northeastern's third of the night off assists from Gillian Foote and Kate Holmes. Foote then found the back of the net for a goal of her own, pushing Northeastern to a 4-0 margin, before junior Veronika Pettey capped off first period scoring with a power-play goal at 16:25.

After a strong scoring run, the Huskies were held scoreless in the second period, despite nine attempts on goal. Between the pipes, Frankel added five saves to her eight first period stops.

Looking to add to the score, Northeastern went on a late-game offensive push, finishing with 44 shots on goal to Union's 16. Ultimately, a strong defensive presence led by Frankel kept Union at bay long enough for Northeastern to secure the shutout.

The Huskies are back on the road next weekend, traveling to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on the Orange in a two-game series, Oct. 11-12.

Game Summary

Friday, October 4, 2019

Game statistics
44 Shots 16
1 / 5 Power Plays 0 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 5 / 10
1-0-0 Records 0-3-0
Northeastern Union
Alina Mueller (1)
1st/0:26  GW
Skylar Fontaine (1)
Matti Hartman (1)
Gillian Foote (1)
Veronika Pettey (1)
1st/16:25 PP
Northeastern Union
Aerin Frankel
59:38, 16 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 1-0-0)

Empty Net
0:22, 0 GA
Amelia Murray
13:18, 9 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 0-2-0)

Bella McKee
46:42, 30 Saves, 1 GA