BURLINGTON, Vt. - Alyssa Wohlfeiler scored with 1:16 left in overtime as Northeastern came from behind to beat Vermont 2-1 in Hockey East action at Gutterson Fieldhouse Friday night.
Vermont and Northeastern were scoreless through the first two periods. The Catamounts held a 23-20 edge in shots through 40 minutes but neither team could break through.
Chelsea Rapin opened the scoring 7:10 into the final frame. Emily Walsh skated along the blue line and rang a wrist shot off the post. Rapin took the puck that was sitting in the crease and tapped it in for her third goal of the season. Valerie Stoul was credited with the second assist on the play.
Northeastern equalized late in the third period. Kristi Kehoe fed a pass from behind the net to Lori Antflick in the slot who fired a quick shot into the empty half of the net with 2:08 left in the third. Siena Falino was credited with the second assist on Antflick's fifth goal of the season.
The two teams headed to overtime tied at one after 60 minutes. For Vermont it was its 11th overtime game this season.
After a back and forth overtime period the Huskies finished Vermont off. Wohlfelier collected a loose puck on the far post after a Katie MacSorley shot and buried it to end Northeastern's three-game losing streak.
Vermont freshman Roxanne Douville recorded 31 saves while Leah Sulyma stopped 30 shots earning her third win of the season.
Northeastern improves to 14-8-4 on the season, including 6-6-3 in Hockey East play, while the Catamounts fall to 4-14-9 overall and 1-10-4 in the conference.
Vermont hosts No. 9 Providence on Sunday (Jan. 30) at 4 p.m. at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The game will be streamed live online via CatamounTV on a pay-per-view basis of $4.99/game. Tickets to the game can be purchased online at UVMathletics.com, via the phone at 802-656-4410 or in person the day of the game at the gate.
NOTES: Vermont is now 3-2-7 this season when scoring first ... Friday night's attendance of 506 was a season high ... The Huskies went 0-for-5 on the power play, while Vermont was 0-for-7 ... Northeastern outshot the Catamounts by a 33-31 margin ... Check back later tonight for highlights at UVMAthletics.com.