Northeastern Edged By Montreal Stars, 4-3, in Sunday Exhibition
Freshman forward Taytum Clairmont scores two goals for Huskies

Freshman forward Taytum Clairmont scored two goals for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 3:05  MTS1-0 PP Ann-Sophie BettezCathy Chartrand, Virg Bouetz Andrieu
2nd 6:05  NOE1-1 PP Shelby HerringtonLauren Kelly, Paige Savage
2nd 9:23  NOE2-1 EV Taytum ClairmontKendall Coyne, Ainsley MacMillan
2nd 15:01  MTS2-2 PP Noemie MarinSara Dagenais, Ann-Sophie Bettez
3rd 16:22  NOE3-2 EV Taytum ClairmontBella Sinsigalli, Jordan Krause
3rd 19:12  MTS3-3 EV EA Carly HillCaroline Ouelette, Noemie Marin
3rd 19:42  MTS4-3 EV GW Marieve ProvostKim Deschenes, Sara Dagenais
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Montreal Stars  0224
Northeastern  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Montreal Stars  910827
Northeastern  55717
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Montreal Stars  2/5 3/6 0
Northeastern  1/3 5/10 0
Montreal Stars Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jenny Lavigne31:102 5106
Sydney Aveson (W)28:481 0268
Empty Net0:020     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chloé Desjardins39:562 98017
Sarah Foss (L)19:582 0066
Empty Net0:060     

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.