Senior goaltender Aerin Frankel made 16 saves for the Huskies
Frankel Matches School Shutout Record As Northeastern Blanks Maine, 3-0
Senior goaltender Aerin Frankel made 16 saves for the Huskies

BOSTON - Aerin Frankel tied the all-time school record with her 20th career shutout, making 16 saves, while Skylar Fontaine, Brooke Hobson and Ani FitzGerald all scored goals to lead No. 3 Northeastern (2-1-0, 2-1-0 HEA) to a 3-0 win over Maine (4-3-0, 4-3-0 HEA) on Sunday inside Matthews Arena. The Huskies outshot the Black Bears 47-16 in the game.

After a scoreless first period, Fontaine broke the tie with a give-and-go with Alina Mueller and found the back of the net to give Northeastern a 1-0 lead. The third-ranked Huskies continued to pressure Maine, outshooting the Black Bears 20-5 in the second period, but Maine's goaltender Loryn Porter came up big for the Black Bears to keep it a one-goal deficit.

Hobson then gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead with a wrist shot that found the top of the net on a nice play from Katy Knoll and Andrea Renner. Just two minutes later, FitzGerald netted her first collegiate goal on a nice take away at center ice and skated into the zone before she zipped a snap shot over the goaltender's right shoulder.

Frankel ties the career record of Erika Silva (1997-2001, 98 games played) with 20 shutouts. A native of Briarcliffe Manor, N.Y., Frankel reached the milestone in just 87 games for the Huskies.

Northeastern will take on Maine again tomorrow inside Matthews Arena at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on NESN.

Game Summary

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Game statistics
16 Shots 47
0 / 0 Power Plays 0 / 4
5 / 10 PIM 1 / 2
4-3-0 Records 2-1-0
Maine Northeastern
Skylar Fontaine (1)
2nd/0:28  GW
Brooke Hobson (1)
Ani FitzGerald (1)
Maine Northeastern
Loryn Porter
60:00, 44 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 4-3-0)
Aerin Frankel
59:52, 16 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 2-1-0)

Empty Net
0:08, 0 GA