Northeastern Edged by St. Lawrence, 6-5

Junior forward McKenna Brand scored two goals for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:19  STL1-0 EV Justine Reyes (2) -
2nd 2:25  STL2-0 EV Nadine Edney (1)Maggie McLaughlin/2, Kalie Grant/1
2nd 3:48  STL3-0 SH Kennedy Marchment (1)Alex Moore/1
2nd 4:53  NOE1-3 PP Hayley Scamurra (1)Codie Cross/1, Denisa Křížová/1
2nd 6:07  NOE2-3 EV Kasidy Anderson (1)Bailey Coyne/1
2nd 9:22  STL4-2 EV Brooke Webster (4)Kennedy Marchment/4, Hannah Miller/4
2nd 18:08  NOE3-4 EV McKenna Brand (1)Denisa Křížová/2, Heather Mottau/1
3rd 7:31  STL5-3 EV Hannah Miller (1)Kennedy Marchment/5, Kirsten Padalis/1
3rd 10:36  NOE4-5 EV McKenna Brand (2)Heather Mottau/2, Bailey Coyne/2
3rd 11:37  NOE5-5 EV Denisa Křížová (1)Hayley Scamurra/1, Halle Silva/1
3rd 19:41.1 STL6-5 EV GW Hannah Miller (2)Kennedy Marchment/6, Brooke Webster/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Lawrence  1326
Northeastern  0325
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Lawrence  1110829
Northeastern  119828
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Lawrence (2-0-0)  0/2 2/4 1
Northeastern (0-2-0)  1/2 2/4 0
St. Lawrence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Grace Harrison (W, 2-0-0)60:005 116623
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sarah Foss (L, 0-1-0)59:486 107623
Empty Net0:120     

BOSTON - The No. 9 Northeastern women's hockey team (0-2-0) battled back to erase a three-goal deficit before allowing the game-winning goal with 18 seconds remaining as St. Lawrence (2-0-0) completed the weekend sweep with a 6-5 victory on Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena.

Junior Denisa Krizova notched a goal and two assists, while junior McKenna Brand (two goals), senior Hayley Scamurra (goal, assist), senior Heather Mottau (two assists) and freshman Bailey Coyne (two assists) each recorded multi-point performances.

The Huskies trailed by scores of 3-0, 4-2 and 5-3, before ultimately tying the game at 5-5 on a Krizova goal with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period. The game appeared to be headed for overtime, before a failed clearance in the defensive zone led to the deciding goal as Kennedy Marchment found Hannah Miller wide open in front of the NU net for the game-winner.

Senior Sarah Foss stopped 23 shots for Northeastern in her first action of the season.

Goal Recaps

- St. Lawrence took the lead at 7:19 of the first period when Justine Reyes stripped the puck away in the defensive zone, raced down the ice with speed, and beat Foss over the blocker from the right circle.

- The Saints pushed the lead to 3-0 with two goals in a span of 1:23 early in the second stanza. Nadine Edney lit the lamp at 2:25, deflecting the puck inside the left post following a diving pass from Maggie McLaughlin to make it 2-0. Marchment then tacked on a shorthanded goal at 3:48 with a snipe over the shoulder of Foss from the right wing.

- Northeastern responded with two goals in quick succession to cut the scoreline to 3-2. Scamurra netted NU's first of the season with a power-play tally at 4:53, blasting a shot through traffic from the top of the zone.

- Sophomore Kasidy Anderson added a second just 1:14 later when she forced a turnover at center ice. After the puck caromed off the skate of Coyne, Anderson gathered the disc in the neutral zone, skated into the SLU end with speed, and rifled a laser into the top left corner of the net from the top of the left circle.

- The scoreline did not last long as St. Lawrence regained a two-goal cushion at 9:22 of the second period. After a wraparound attempt by Marchment produced a loose puck in the crease, Webster was able to swat home the disc from point-blank range to make it 4-2 Saints.

- NU cut into the deficit once again when Krizova beat a defender along the right wing before centering for Brand to chip home at 18:08 of the frame.

- The back-and-forth action continued midway through the third period when SLU pushed back ahead by two courtesy of a brilliant solo effort by Miller.

- Down but not out, NU fought back to tie the game with two goals separated by a span of 1:01. Brand made it 5-4 with her second of the day on a wrist-shot from the top of the left circle at 10:36.

- Just over a minute later, Scamurra centered for Krizova, who dangled the puck around SLU netminder Grace Harrison to tie the score at 5-5 with 8:23 remaining in the third.

- St. Lawrence ultimately had the final say, however, when Marchment found Miller wide open in front of the NU net for the game-winning goal at 19:42 of the final frame.


- With three points Saturday, Denisa Krizova now has 97 career points in her NU career. Only 24 other players in program history have recorded 100 or more career points.

- NU killed both SLU power plays and is a perfect 8-for-8 on the penalty kill so far this season.

- Brand notched her fourth career two-goal game and her first since Jan. 29, 2016 at UNH.

- Coyne posted her first two collegiate points with a pair of assists.

- Coyne and sophomore Morgan Crane each posted a team-high plus-two rating.

- Freshman Codie Cross registered her first collegiate point with an assist on Scamurra's power-play goal.

Up Next

Northeastern will travel to Lindenwood for the first time in program history next weekend. Puck drop on Friday, Oct. 7 is set for 7 p.m.