Gilmour, Fujimagari Lead Maine To 1-0 Win At Northeastern
Sophomore defenseman Kristin Gilmour scores goal and sophomore goaltender Mariah Fujimagari makes 20 saves for Black Bears

Sophomore defenseman Kristin Gilmour scored a goal for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:02  MNE1-0 EV GW Kristin Gilmour (1)Morgan Sakundiak/5, Brooke Stacey/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  1001
Northeastern  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  861529
Northeastern  711220
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (4-5-2)  0/2 6/12 0
Northeastern (2-4-3)  0/5 3/6 0
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mariah Fujimagari (W, 1-0-1)59:570 711220
Empty Net0:030     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chlo Desjardins (L, 2-4-3)59:001 761528
Empty Net1:000     

BOSTON -- Playing in its fifth game in nine days, the Northeastern women's hockey team (2-4-3, 1-2-0 WHEA) came up short on Saturday in a 1-0 loss to Maine in the regular season home opener at Matthews Arena.

Kristin Gilmour's goal 11:02 into the first period proved to be all Maine (4-5-2, 3-1-1 WHEA) would need as goaltender Mariah Fujimagari stopped all 20 Northeastern shots. Maine held a 29-20 shot advantage overall, including a 15-2 margin in the third period, en route to snapping a 13-game winless skid against Northeastern.

The game's only goal came on a point shot through traffic midway through the opening period. Brooke Stacey dug out a loose puck along the boards to Morgan Sakundiak at the top of the right circle. Sakundiak turned and dished a feed back to Gilmour at the left point for a blast that zipped through an Emilie Brigham screen and found the back of the net to make it 1-0 Black Bears.

Northeastern generated several quality chances in the second period, but could not solve Fujimagari. Just 11 seconds into the frame, freshman McKenna Brand raced in on a partial breakaway and unleashed a hard wrister from between the circles that Fujimagari snared under her arm. Then, midway through the period, Fujimagari stood her ground to make a blocker save on sophomore Hayley Scamurra in the low slot.

Sophomore Heather Mottau created a quality scoring chance midway through the third, but her wrister from between the circles caught the shoulder of Fujimagari and glanced off the left post to stay out.

Northeastern will look to regroup and rest with a week until its next game- Nov. 8 against Boston College at Matthews Arena. Opening faceoff is set for 2 p.m.