|1st||17:34||PRV||1-0||EV||Haley Frade (8)||Brooke Boquist/4, Kendra Goodrich/4|
|3rd||6:49||NOE||1-1||EV||Melissa Haganey (3)||Chelsiea Goll/3, Hayley Masters/3|
|OT||0:38||NOE||2-1||EV GW||Hayley Masters (6)||Melissa Haganey/1, Heather Mottau/18|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Allie Morse (L, 6-16-2)||60:38||2||7||6||10||0||23|
|Chloι Desjardins (W, 8-13-3)||60:38||1||11||6||8||1||26|
BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Hayley Masters scored 38 seconds into overtime to lift the Northeastern women's hockey team (9-14-4, 8-8-1 WHEA) to a 2-1 victory over Providence (6-19-4, 5-11-1 WHEA) in Hockey East play Friday at Matthews Arena.
Masters also earned an assist on Melissa Haganey's game-tying goal at the 6:49 mark of the third period to post her second multi-point performance of the season.
The overtime goal-assisted by Haganey-was Masters' second game-winner in her last three games after potting the decisive tally against Vermont on Jan. 30.
Senior Chloe Desjardins stopped 26 shots to earn her 50th career victory, surpassing Florence Schelling for the third-most wins all-time in program history.
Providence grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the first period when Haley Frade drove hard to the net and put away her own rebound following a shoulder save by Desjardins at the 17:34 mark.
Northeastern came close to knotting things up midway through the second period when sophomore Heather Mottau found some space behind the PC defense. Skating in alone on goal, Mottau tried to go top-shelf, but Friars' netminder Allie Morse (23 saves) did well to get a piece of the shot with her glove to deflect the attempt wide.
The 1-0 Providence lead held into the third period until Haganey tied the score with a follow-up shot at the left of the net. Masters initiated the play with a backhand feed to Haganey, who was cutting hard to the net. The sophomore tested Morse with a shot that bounced off the goaltender's pad and skittered into the crease. Morse then turned aside Chelsiea Goll's rebound attempt, but could not keep out the third try by Haganey, who chipped it over the Friars' goalie and into the back of the net at the 6:49 mark of the frame.
Haganey and Masters then combined again in overtime to seal the game for Northeastern. After taking a feed from sophomore Heather Mottau at the right faceoff circle, Haganey played the puck across the goal-mouth to an open Masters, who buried a one-timer at point-blank range to give the Huskies a come-from-behind win.
Northeastern will look to capitalize on the momentum of its OT victory on Tuesday against Boston University in the consolation game of the Women's Beanpot. Opening faceoff from Harvard's Bright-Landry Center is set for 4:30 p.m.
Game Notes Northeastern won its first OT game of the year (1-0-4). Masters scored her second game-winner in the last three games (Vermont on Jan. 30). Haganey notched her first-career multi-point game. Desjardins earned her 50th career win, surpassing Florence Schelling for the third-most wins all-time at NU. Desjardins is one of only three NU netminders to win at least 50 games (Erika Silva - 61, Shannon Meyers - 57). With an assist on the game-winning goal, Mottau extended her point-streak to seven games. Northeastern moved six points clear of Providence in the standings with four Hockey East games remaining in the regular season. The Huskies currently sit fourth, two points back of Maine in third.
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