Northeastern Sweeps Lindenwood With 4-1 Victory
Junior forward McKenna Brand and freshman forward Matti Hartman each post goal and assist for Huskies

Junior forward McKenna Brand had a goal and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:04  NOE1-0 EV Matti Hartman (2)Halle Silva/2, Codie Cross/4
1st 13:53  NOE2-0 EV GW Heather Mottau (1)Denisa Křížová/3, McKenna Brand/2
2nd 7:49  LIN1-2 PP Kirsten Martin (1)Britannia Gillanders/1, Cierra Paisley/1
2nd 14:05  NOE3-1 EV Kasidy Anderson (2)Paige Capistran/1, Matti Hartman/1
2nd 17:29  NOE4-1 EV McKenna Brand (3)Melissa Haganey/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  2204
Lindenwood  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  10141236
Lindenwood  911828
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (2-2-0)  0/1 4/8 0
Lindenwood (0-4-0)  1/4 1/2 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (W, 2-1-0)60:001 910827
Lindenwood Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Morgan Skinner (L, 0-2-0)60:004 8121232

WENTZVILLE, Mo. - Junior McKenna Brand and freshman Matti Hartman each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Northeastern women's hockey team (2-2-0) to a weekend sweep of Lindenwood (0-4-0) with a 4-1 victory on Saturday night at the Lindenwood Ice Arena.

Senior Heather Mottau and sophomore Kasidy Anderson also scored for the Huskies, while sophomore netminder Brittany Bugalski turned in a strong performance with 27 saves.

Junior Denisa Krizova earned the primary assist on Mottau's eventual game-winner to become the 25th player in program history to accumulate 100 career points.

Goal Recaps

- Northeastern grabbed the lead at 3:04 of the first period when freshman Codie Cross forced a turnover in the neutral zone, and sent the puck up the left-wing boards. After taking a deflection off the stick of junior Halle Silva, the disc slid onto the stick of Hartman, who went forehand to backhand for her second goal in as many games.

- The Huskies doubled the advantage at 13:53 of the opening period on a beautiful passing play. Brand gathered the puck with speed on the right wing and sent a cross-ice pass to a streaking Krizova along the left boards. The Czech Republic native then lifted a saucer pass into the slot for a cutting Mottau, who shifted the puck past the Lindenwood goaltender to make it 2-0.

- Lindenwood scored its first goal of the weekend at the 7:49 mark of the second period when Kirsten Martin's shot found its way through traffic from the top of the zone on a power play.

- NU restored its two-goal cushion at 14:05 of the second stanza. After sustained pressure in the LU zone, Matti Hartman found classmate Paige Capistran cutting to the net between the circles. Capistran collected the feed and quickly fired a shot on goal that was stopped, but Anderson was able to dig out the loose puck and stash it home at the right of the cage to make it 3-1.

- The Huskies bumped the scoreline to 4-1 at 17:29 of the frame when senior Melissa Haganey held the puck in along the right-wing boards and chipped the puck back into the low slot. Brand raced forward to meet the pass, before sniping a shot top-shelf to push the scoreline to 4-1.


- Denisa Krizova notched her 100th career point Saturday.

- Paige Capistran posted her first collegiate point with an assist on Anderson's goal.

- Matti Hartman recorded her first multi-point game with a goal and an assist.

- Brittany Bugalski finished the weekend with 37 saves on 38 shots (.974 save percentage).

- Codie Cross tallied an assist for the third straight game.

- Northeastern allowed its first power-play goal of the year early in the second period. The Huskies had started the year with 13 straight penalty kills.

- The Huskies held a 36-28 advantage in shots on goal.

Up Next

Northeastern will return to Boston for a pair of home games against Syracuse next weekend. Puck drop on Friday, Oct. 14 is set for 7 p.m.