By Julianne Desjardins, news correspondent
The Northeastern University (NU) women’s hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to six games with wins over Dartmouth University on Friday and Boston University (BU) on Tuesday.
Friday’s match against Dartmouth was all Huskies as sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Bugalski put up her third shutout of the season.
The first period came and went with neither team scoring and most of the second period went by without either team producing any offense, until Husky sophomore right wing Kasidy Anderson broke through ten minutes into the period. Her goal was assisted by freshman defensemen Codie Cross and freshman Paige Capistran.
The Huskies produced two more goals in the third period.
One of them came from junior center Halle Silva and the other, which was the final goal of the night, was scored by junior left wing Denisa Krizova.
After the game, Coach David Flint praised his team’s defensive playing that helped Bugalski secure her third shutout of the season.
“We’re starting the play harder in our own end,” he said. “We’ve had great goaltending by Brittany, and our defensive zones have helped out a lot.”
The team then faced off against BU for the second time this season with a game that did not disappoint.
The Huskies started out the night strong with two goals within the first six minutes of the first period. Their first came from junior right wing McKenna Brand and the second was scored by sophomore right defense Maddie Hartman.
BU scored their first goal of the night on a power play from Maddie Elia after a hooking penalty was called on Heather Mottau.
The goal came in the second period after a tripping penalty was called on BU. Brand found the back of the net, assisted by Krizova and senior right wing Hayley Scamurra.
Scamurra then scored a goal of her own in the second period, which marked the Huskies’ final goal of the night.
With the Huskies ahead 4-1, BU tried to come from behind as Victoria Bach scored on another power play in the second period and then scored again in the third period before the Huskies were able to hold them off for the rest of the game.
With this win over BU, the Huskies won both of their matches of the Terriers this season and will not see them again for the rest of the regular season.
The win also marked the Huskies fourth straight win and extended their unbeaten streak to six. Despite the team’s sparkling performances the past couple of weeks, Coach Flint said he still likes to keep the focus on one game at a time.
“We try to take the approach of one game at a time,” he said. “I’ve been liking to keep practices short just to keep the team fresh and focused.”
The Huskies return home on Friday, Oct. 28 for only one game against Merrimack College.
Photo courtesy of Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics