|2nd||3:05||MTS||1-0||PP||Ann-Sophie Bettez||Cathy Chartrand, Virg Bouetz Andrieu|
|2nd||6:05||NOE||1-1||PP||Shelby Herrington||Lauren Kelly, Paige Savage|
|2nd||9:23||NOE||2-1||EV||Taytum Clairmont||Kendall Coyne, Ainsley MacMillan|
|2nd||15:01||MTS||2-2||PP||Noemie Marin||Sara Dagenais, Ann-Sophie Bettez|
|3rd||16:22||NOE||3-2||EV||Taytum Clairmont||Bella Sinsigalli, Jordan Krause|
|3rd||19:12||MTS||3-3||EV EA||Carly Hill||Caroline Ouelette, Noemie Marin|
|3rd||19:42||MTS||4-3||EV GW||Marieve Provost||Kim Deschenes, Sara Dagenais|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Montreal Stars Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Sydney Aveson (W)||28:48||1||0||2||6||8|
|Sarah Foss (L)||19:58||2||0||0||6||6|
BOSTON -- The Northeastern women's hockey team received three goals from its freshman class, but it was not enough as the Montreal Stars rallied for a 4-3 win over the Huskies in exhibition play on Sunday at Matthews Arena.
Freshman Taytum Clairmont lit the lamp twice, including the go-ahead goal with 3:38 left in the third to give the Huskies a 3-2 advantage. Montreal tied the game on a Carly Hill goal with 48 seconds to play, and Marieve Provost won it 30 seconds later to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Freshman Shelby Herrington also scored for the Huskies, while junior Kendall Coyne added an assist and a team-high four shots on goal. Senior Chloe Desjardins stopped 17 of 19 shots in two periods of action, before being replaced by sophomore Sarah Foss (six saves on eight shots) in the third.
The Stars, a professional team from the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL), struck first at the 3:05 mark of the second period. On a power-play, Cathy Chartrand fired a shot at the net from the right point. Desjardins made the stop, but the rebound fell to Ann-Sophie Bettez, who batted the puck home on the doorstep to make it 1-0 for the visitors.
Northeastern responded with a pair of goals in quick succession to take a 2-1 lead. On a power-play opportunity of their own, the Huskies worked the puck back to the right point to freshman Lauren Kelly, who wristed a quick shot at the cage. Herrington, who was screening Montreal netminder Jenny Lavigne, was able to get a stick on the shot and steer it to the back of the net to knot the scoreline at 1-1 with 13:55 to play in the middle period.
The Huskies then went ahead 3:18 later on a beautiful buildup from the defensive zone. Freshman Ainsley MacMillan initiated the break with a slick feed to Coyne, who was streaking into the Montreal zone with speed. Coyne then delivered a deft backhand feed across the crease to Clairmont, who roofed a one-timer at the right of the net to put NU up, 2-1.
Montreal evened the game at two-apiece at the 15:01 mark of the period, again capitalizing on the power play when Noemie Marin redirected a Sara Dagenais point-shot by a helpless Desjardins.
Upon entering the game, Foss did well to keep the score tied early in the third, flashing her pad to make a kick-save on Chelsey Saunders at the right of the net. Northeastern then nearly went in front when MacMillan sprung Coyne on a breakaway, but the shot missed high over the cage with six minutes to play.
The Huskies continued to pressure and eventually did take the lead at the 16:22 mark of the final stanza. Sophomore Bella Sinsigalli flipped a shot from the left point that took a deflection off a Montreal skate and then caromed in off the skate of Clairmont in front.
Northeastern was unable to hold on, however, as the Stars rallied for a furious victory in the final 60 seconds. The equalizer came off the stick of Hill, who directed home a feed from Olympian Caroline Ouelette in the low slot. Provost then won it with 18 seconds left on a similar play, converting a centering pass from Kim Deschenes in the goal-mouth.
The Huskies return to action for their final exhibition contest on Saturday, Oct. 4 against the Oakville Hornets. Opening faceoff from Matthews Arena is set for 2 p.m.