WALLACE SENDS NORTHEASTERN PAST DARTMOUTH IN OVERTIME, 2-1
Senior forward Kelly Wallace scores game-winner at 3:08 of overtime for Huskies
HANOVER, N.H. - Trailing 1-0 with less than seven minutes left in regulation, the Northeastern women's ice hockey team (7-9-1) tied the game at one before Kelly Wallace netted the game-winner with 1:52 left in overtime to knock off Dartmouth on Friday night at Thompson Arena, 2-1.
Hayley Scamurra also scored her first collegiate goal for the Huskies, who topped Dartmouth in overtime for the second straight season. Chloe Desjardins made 23 saves for NU, which outshot Dartmouth 42-24 in the game. Lindsay Holdcroft kept the Big Green in the game throughout the contest, posting 40 saves. Northeastern went 0-of-6 on the power play while Dartmouth was 0-of-4.
Despite the Huskies outshooting Dartmouth 15-8 during the first period, it was the Big Green that netted the frame's only goal to send Dartmouth into the locker room with a 1-0 advantage. The Big Green jumped out to an early lead thanks to a goal from Karlee Odland, who received a pass from Lindsey Allen and rifled a shot past Desjardins for the score.
NU had its chances to tie the score at one following the Odland tally, including a pair of power plays during the final 10 minutes of the frame, but could not solve Holdcroft.
Holdcroft would continue to deny Northeastern into the second period, turning aside all 14 Husky shots during a stanza in which NU dictated the pace of play and maintained puck possession for a majority of the period.
The score would remain the same until late in regulation when Scamurra leveled the score at one apiece, taking a pass from Melissa Haganey and blasting a shot past Holdcroft for the score with 6:58 to play in the third. Katie MacSorley was also credited with an assist. The teams would go back and forth for the final seven minutes of regulation, but neither netminder budged, sending the game into overtime.
Northeastern controlled the pace of play in the extra session, holding a 4-1 shot advantage before receiving the game-winning goal from Wallace, who beat Holdcroft after taking a pass from Paige Savage to give the Huskies the victory.
The Huskies will be back in action on Tuesday when Northeastern returns home to Matthews Arena to host Boston University at 7 p.m.