|1st||16:49||NOE||1-0||PP||Kendall Coyne (16)||Heather Mottau/14, Chloé Desjardins/1|
|1st||19:25||BU||1-1||EV||Kayla Tutino (5)||Shannon Stoneburgh/4, Shannon Doyle/13|
|2nd||3:04||BU||2-1||EV||Marie-Philip Poulin (14)||Kayla Tutino/13, Shannon Doyle/14|
|2nd||8:33||BU||3-1||EV||Marie-Philip Poulin (15)||-|
|2nd||12:13||BU||4-1||SH GW||Rebecca Leslie (7)||Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/9|
|2nd||17:33||NOE||2-4||SH||Kendall Coyne (17)||-|
|3rd||16:59||NOE||3-4||EV||Kendall Coyne (18)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (14-5-2)||0/4||6/12||1|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (W, 6-2-1)||59:58||3||10||10||10||30|
|Chloé Desjardins (L, 5-11-3)||59:21||4||10||15||20||45|
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.
- 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.