Boston University Holds On For 4-3 Win At Northeastern
Senior forward Marie-Philip Poulin scores two goals for Terriers

Senior forward Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:49  NOE1-0 PP Kendall Coyne (16)Heather Mottau/14, Chloé Desjardins/1
1st 19:25  BU1-1 EV Kayla Tutino (5)Shannon Stoneburgh/4, Shannon Doyle/13
2nd 3:04  BU2-1 EV Marie-Philip Poulin (14)Kayla Tutino/13, Shannon Doyle/14
2nd 8:33  BU3-1 EV Marie-Philip Poulin (15) -
2nd 12:13  BU4-1 SH GW Rebecca Leslie (7)Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/9
2nd 17:33  NOE2-4 SH Kendall Coyne (17) -
3rd 16:59  NOE3-4 EV Kendall Coyne (18) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  1304
Northeastern  1113
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  11182049
Northeastern  11111133
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (14-5-2)  0/4 6/12 1
Northeastern (6-12-4)  1/6 4/8 1
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (W, 6-2-1)59:583 10101030
Empty Net0:020     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chloé Desjardins (L, 5-11-3)59:214 10152045
Empty Net0:390     

BOSTON - Junior Kendall Coyne notched her sixth career hat trick, but the Northeastern women's hockey team (6-12-4, 5-7-1 WHEA) came up just short against No. 6 Boston University (14-5-2, 10-3-0 WHEA) on Sunday, falling by a 4-3 score at Matthews Arena.

Coyne scored once in each period, all on highlight-reel plays, to post her second three-goal performance against Boston University this season. The Palos Heights, Illinois, native previously recorded a hat trick against the Terriers on Nov. 11 as part of a five-point game in which the Huskies won 6-3.

Sunday's result was different, however, as the Terriers scored three goals in a decisive second period to take a 4-1 lead with 12:13 to play in the frame.

Marie-Philip Poulin struck twice for BU in the second stanza, before Rebecca Leslie tacked on a shorthanded marker to give the visitors a three-goal cushion.

Coyne took matters into her own hands in the waning minutes of the period, blocking a shot in the defensive zone and then racing down the ice for a shorthanded reply that made it 4-2 heading into the third.

The Terriers peppered the NU net with 20 shots in the final period, but senior Chloe Desjardins, who made a career-high 45 saves, shut the door with several big stops, including a breakaway denial on Sarah Lefort on a Northeastern power play.

With just over three minutes to play in the game, Coyne again made the impossible look easy with a ridiculous end-to-end goal to complete the hat trick and bring Northeastern within one, 4-3, with 3:01 showing on the clock.

The Huskies pulled Desjardins in the final minute, but could not find an equalizer as the Terriers escaped with a hard-fought victory.

Northeastern returns to action next weekend for a pivotal two-game series at Maine on Jan. 24-25. The Black Bears sit four points ahead of the Huskies in third place in the Hockey East standings.

Game Notes

- Coyne notched her sixth career hat trick and second against Boston University this season.

- With three goals Sunday, Coyne moved into a tie with Jill Toney for the eighth-most points in NU program history (143).

- Desjardins made a career-high 45 saves.

- Desjardins also earned an assist in the first period on Coyne's first goal.

- Heather Mottau earned her team-leading 14th assist of the year with a helper on Coyne's first-period goal.