Northeastern Upends Providence, 5-2, In Playoff Opener
Senior forward Kendall Coyne registers two goals and assist for Huskies

Senior forward Kendall Coyne had two goals and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:26  PRV1-0 EV Lexi Romanchuk (7)Cassidy MacPherson/11
1st 15:19  NOE1-1 EV Paige Savage (11)McKenna Brand/11, Halle Silva/7
2nd 3:38  PRV2-1 EV Kate Friesen (6)Cassidy MacPherson/12, Ariana Buxman/3
2nd 17:16  NOE2-2 EV Kendall Coyne (45)Hayley Scamurra/26, Heather Mottau/15
2nd 17:52  NOE3-2 EV GW Ainsley MacMillan (3)Paige Savage/16
2nd 18:08  NOE4-2 EV Jordan Krause (5)Kendall Coyne/32
3rd 2:22  NOE5-2 EV Kendall Coyne (46)Hayley Scamurra/27, Denisa Křížová/35
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1102
Northeastern  1315
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  13111135
Northeastern  14191447
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (10-23-2)  0/2 2/4 0
Northeastern (27-7-1)  0/1 3/6 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (L, 9-13-2)55:165 13161342
Empty Net4:440     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sarah Foss (W, 8-1-0)60:002 12101133

BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 6 Northeastern women's hockey team (27-7-1) scored three goals in a 52-second span late in the second period to take control of Friday's game one of the WHEA quarterfinals in a 5-2 win over Providence (10-23-2) at Matthews Arena.

Senior Kendall Coyne scored two goals and added an assist to tie Vicky Sunohara's single-season program record for points in a season with 78. Coyne ignited the Huskies late in the second period with her 45th goal of the year to tie the game at 2-2, before goals by sophomore Ainsley MacMillan and senior Jordan Krause quickly gave NU a 4-2 cushion less than a minute later.

Redshirt junior Paige Savage added a goal and an assist, and junior Sarah Foss turned away 33 shots to help the Huskies tie a single-season program record with their 27th win of the year.

Goal Recaps

- Providence took the lead just 2:26 into the game when Cassidy MacPherson touched the puck back to Lexi Romanchuk at the point for a shot that zipped through traffic and into the back of the net.

- Northeastern tied the game at 1-1 with 4:41 to play in the opening period when McKenna Brand centered for Savage to whack home at the left of the net.

- The Friars regained the lead 3:38 into the second stanza when Kate Friesen's point shot found the back of the net through a maze of bodies in front.

- The Huskies responded with three goals in a span of 52 seconds to take a 4-2 lead through 40 minutes. Coyne tied the score at 2-2 at the 17:16 mark of the second period when she redirected a Hayley Scamurra point shot inside the right post.

- MacMillan gave NU its first lead when she directed home a rebound in the slot following a Savage shot to make it 3-2 with 2:08 to play in the second.

- Just 16 seconds later, Krause made it 4-2 when she scooped up a loose puck in the high slot and slid a shot through traffic and inside the left post with 1:52 left in the frame.

- Coyne bumped the cushion to 5-2 just 2:22 into the third when she tipped home a Scamurra centering pass.

Stats of the Game

- Northeastern won its 27th game of the year to tie a single-season program record.

- Coyne notched three points to tie Vicky Sunohara's single-season program scoring record (78 points).

- Coyne is one of only five NCAA women's hockey players since the year 2000 to score at least 46 goals in a season, joining Nicole Corriero (Harvard), Jennifer Botterill (Harvard), Hilary Knight (Wisconsin) and Amanda Kessel (Minnesota).

- MacMillan netted her second game-winning goal of the season (Nov. 6 at Maine).

- Foss improved to 8-1-1 with the victory.

- With two assists, Scamurra eclipsed the 40-point plateau on the season.

- The Huskies outshot the Friars by a 47-35 margin.

Up Next

Northeastern and Providence will square off in game two of the WHEA quarterfinals on Saturday at Matthews Arena at 2 p.m.