STORRS, Conn. - For the second straight day, the University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 9 Northeastern. Playing at the Freitas Ice Forum, UConn fell to 1-9-2 overall and 1-3-0 in the Hockey East, while NU lifted its record to 8-1-0 and 3-0-0.
In the first period, the UConn offense came out strong, outshooting NU 11-6, but failed to score on a pair of power play opportunities and went into the locker room scoreless.
Midway through the second period, Northeastern got the first goal of the game from junior forward Rachel Llanes. Freshman defender Colleen Murphy took the puck around the back of the net and played it out front for Llanes, who buried it into the back of the net. A little more than two minutes later, NU tallied another score. This time, sophomore forward Katie MacSorley poked the puck out of a scrum in front of the crease to lift the lead to 2-0.
Northeastern netted an empty netter with just 38 seconds remaining. The goal was scored by freshman forward Kendall Coyne, who lit the lamp on an empty goal for the second consecutive game.
For the game, NU outshot UConn 30-24. Combined there were only three penalties in the game, two of which came against Northeastern in the first period.
Senior goaltender Alexandra Garcia (Pointe-Claire, Que.), who started both games this weekend, made 27 saves in the loss. In the other net, senior Florence Schelling earned her fourth shutout of the season in a 24-save effort.
Connecticut is back in action next Saturday when it hosts Providence at 1:00 pm.