|1st||7:41||NOE||1-0||PP||Hayley Scamurra (10)||Colleen Murphy/6, Denisa Křížová/8|
|2nd||19:16||DAR||1-1||EV||Lindsey Allen (11)||Kennedy Ottenbreit/7, Morgan Illikainen/3|
|3rd||0:48||DAR||2-1||PP GW||Morgan Illikainen (3)||Kennedy Ottenbreit/8, Eleni Tebano/9|
|3rd||0:59||DAR||3-1||EV||Karlee Odland (5)||Katy Ratty/2|
|3rd||2:10||DAR||4-1||SH||Lindsey Allen (12)||-|
|3rd||10:29||DAR||5-1||EV||Karlee Odland (6)||Mackenzie St. Onge/1, Morgan Illikainen/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Robyn Chemago (W, 6-6-1)||60:00||1||8||5||6||19|
|Chloé Desjardins (L, 5-9-3)||42:35||4||11||9||1||21|
BOSTON - Two strong periods on the ice by the Northeastern women's hockey team were overshadowed by four Dartmouth goals scored within three minutes of game time, as the Big Green rolled to a 5-1 victory Wednesday against the Huskies.
Sophomore forward Hayley Scamurra tallied the lone goal for Northeastern (6-9-3) on a power-play in the first period, with help from Colleen Murphy and Denisa Krizova. Scamurra has now scored four out of the Huskies' last five goals, and registered at least one point in seven out of her last eight games. Krizova, who's four-game point streak ended on Dec. 2 against Union, returned to her offensive form against Dartmouth (6-6-1), notching her eighth assist of the year against the Big Green.
The Huskies' 20 shots on goal were the fewest the team has produced since a Nov. 1 shutout loss to Maine, when the team also fired just 20 shots on net. Jordan Krause, Shelby Herrington, and teammate Scamurra each led NU with three shots apiece, while Murphy, McKenna Brand, and Tori Hickel each had two.
With the victory, Dartmouth becomes the third consecutive team from the ECAC to defeat the Huskies at Matthews Arena, and returns to a .500 winning percentage for the first time since Dec. 5. Lindsey Allen and Karlee Odland each scored twice for the Big Green, while Morgan Illikainen earned three points with one goal and two assists.
Northeastern controlled the tempo right from the opening faceoff, and capitalized on its first power-play opportunity of the game. The Huskies fired five shots at Dartmouth goalie Robyn Chemago before Scamurra found the back of the net with just six seconds remaining on the power-play, at 7:41 in the first period. Momentum shifted sides midway through the opening stanza, however, as the Big Green attempted 15 shots, six on goal, during the final ten minutes of the first.
An NU power-play at 4:11 in the second period was interrupted by Scamurra for tripping less than 30 seconds later, but the Huskies kept Dartmouth at bay throughout the majority of the period. Northeastern goaltender Chloe Desjardins made 20 saves before a loose puck slid under her and was launched into the net by Allen to level the game at 1-1 with 44 seconds to play in the second.
With a late goal coming before the intermission, the Big Green took advantage of the Huskies early in the third period, as Illikainen buried a shot past Desjardins at 0:48 to put Dartmouth ahead, 2-1. The Big Green extended their lead to 3-1 just eleven seconds later, when Odland won a faceoff and ripped another shot that found the back of the net for Dartmouth.
Even a Northeastern power-play was not enough to stop the streaky Big Green, as Allen stole a pass and raced up the ice on a breakaway for Dartmouth's fourth goal in just 2:54 of game time. The Huskies would fail to score on two more power-plays and concede one more goal to the Big Green, as Dartmouth wrapped up a 5-1 victory.
Northeastern will host Connecticut at Matthews Arena on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. for a Hockey East showdown.