Scamurra Hat Trick Helps Northeastern Topple Vermont, 7-3
Sophomore forward Hayley Scamurra records hat trick for Huskies

Sophomore forward Hayley Scamurra scored a hat trick for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:57  NOE1-0 PP Hayley Scamurra (4)Lauren Kelly/3, Colleen Murphy/4
1st 7:35  NOE2-0 EV Hayley Scamurra (5)Lucie Povová/1, Denisa Křížová/5
1st 8:42  NOE3-0 PP McKenna Brand (4)Denisa Křížová/6, Heather Mottau/9
1st 9:33  VER1-3 EV Sarah Campbell (3)Casey Leveillee/2
1st 11:33  NOE4-1 EV GW Denisa Křížová (3)Lucie Povová/2
1st 18:26  VER2-4 PP Brittany Zuback (11)Amanda Drobot/8, Dayna Colang/9
2nd 15:20  NOE5-2 EV Kendall Coyne (11)McKenna Brand/3, Heather Mottau/10
2nd 17:13  VER3-5 EV Sarah Kelly (2)Bridget Baker/6, Brittany Zuback/5
3rd 1:50  NOE6-3 EV Hayley Scamurra (6)Denisa Křížová/7, Jordan Krause/3
3rd 8:39  NOE7-3 EV Kendall Coyne (12)McKenna Brand/4, Tori Hickel/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  2103
Northeastern  4127
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  1312934
Northeastern  7131131
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (8-5-1)  1/3 4/8 0
Northeastern (5-6-3)  2/3 4/8 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Litchfield (L, 6-5-1)48:397 312116
Molly Depew11:210 0088
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chloé Desjardins (W, 4-6-3)60:003 1111931

BOSTON -- Sophomore Hayley Scamurra netted her first career hat trick to lift the Northeastern women's hockey team to a 7-3 win over Vermont on Saturday at Matthews Arena.

Six Huskies recorded multi-point efforts, led by freshman Denisa Krizova, who notched her first four-point game with a goal and three assists. Freshman McKenna Brand joined Scamurra with three points (one goal, two assists), while junior Kendall Coyne (two goals), sophomore Heather Mottau (two assists) and redshirt junior Lucie Povova (two assists) recorded two points apiece.

The Huskies (5-6-3, 4-4-0 WHEA) scored six goals or more for the third time in the last four games and stayed hot on the power play with a pair of man-advantage goals (2-for-3). Over the last two games, NU is 6-for-8 on the power play; the Huskies were 4-for-43 on the man-advantage over their first 12 games.

Northeastern scored four goals on seven shots in a wild first period that ended with the Huskies leading by a 4-2 count.

The Red and Black struck first just 57 seconds into the game on a power-play strike by Scamurra. After exchanging passes at the point with freshman Lauren Kelly, Scamurra tossed a shot at the net from the top of the right circle. The puck bounced off the skate of Vermont netminder Madison Litchfield (16 saves), before striking the stick of a UVM defender and trickling over the goalline to make it 1-0 and extend Scamurra's point-streak to four games (five goals, two assists during that span).

Scamurra added her second of the game just under seven minutes later. After taking a feed from Krizova behind the net, Povova wheeled into the high slot and whipped a shot towards the cage. Standing between the circles, Scamurra was able to redirect the puck along the ice, inside the right post to make it 2-0 NU at the 7:35 mark.

The Huskies struck again on the power play 67 seconds later to bump the advantage to 3-0. Mottau advanced the puck up the right boards to Krizova, who gained the Vermont zone with speed. The freshman circled behind the net, before centering to Brand for a quick wrister from the low slot that found the back of the cage at 8:42 of the frame.

Vermont (8-5-1, 1-3-0 WHEA) responded 51 seconds later off a turnover in the Huskies end. Casey Leveillee scooped up a loose puck behind the NU cage and tossed a pass back to Sarah Campbell, who fired a shot by senior Chloe Desjardins (31 saves) from the right circle to make it 3-1 midway through the period.

The goal-fest continued two minutes later as Krizova bumped the cushion back to three with a snipe under the crossbar following a pretty feed from Povova behind the net.

Vermont capped the six-goal opening period with a power-play strike at 18:26 from Brittany Zuback. Desjardins was able to stop Vermont's initial shot from Amanda Drobot, but Zuback cleaned up the rebound on the doorstep to cut the score to 4-2.

Coyne scored the first of her two goals with an unbelievable play in the waning stages of the second stanza. Taking a backhand feed from Brand at the red line, Coyne danced up the ice, cut between two UVM defensemen, and then shifted backhand-to-forehand to fool Litchfield to make it 5-2 at the 15:20 mark.

The Catamounts answered once again to reduce the deficit to two when Bridget Baker threw a pass across the crease that deflected in off the skate of Sarah Kelly with 2:47 to play in the period.

Scamurra completed the hat trick 1:50 into the final frame with a snipe from the hight slot. Junior Jordan Krause started the play with a feed to Krizova along the left boards. The freshman deftly redirected the puck onto Scamurra, who skated out of the zone with speed. Scamurra gained the Vermont blue line and sniped a rising shot that zipped over the shoulder of Litchfield to make it 6-3.

Northeastern was not finished yet as Coyne lit the lamp one more time to round out the scoring. Off a scramble in front of the net, Brand was able to nudge the puck in the direction of Coyne, who dove to the ice the poke the disc home at the right post at the 8:39 mark.

The Huskies will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Catamounts again on Sunday at 2 p.m.