By Julianne Desjardins, news correspondent

The Northeastern University women’s hockey team’s four-game winning streak came to end on Saturday when they suffered a loss at the hands of Merrimack College. The team is now 6-3-1 on the season.  

Merrimack struck first within the first ten minutes of the game with a goal by Felila Manu. They scored again in the second period with a goal by Paige Voight and then later in the period with a power play goal by Emily Volpe.

The Huskies, on the other hand, remained quiet until the end of the game. They did make several shots-on-goal attempts, but Merrimack goalkeeper Lea-Kristine Demers was on her game and successfully shutout the Huskies until the third period.

Freshman left defense Codie Cross broke up the shutout with her first collegiate goal on a power play. Her goal was assisted by junior forward Denisa Krizova and senior forward Paige Savage.

The Huskies scored again with only three second to go with a goal from sophomore right defense Matti Hartman with assists from junior defenseman Lauren Kelly and senior forward Hayley Scamurra.

The loss marked the end of an intense time for the team – within just two weeks of play, the Huskies had competed in six games.

“We’ll have a few days off, and then we’ll get back to work on Monday,” Coach David Flint said after the game. “We obviously looked really tired tonight, so we’ll rest up and be ready for Saturday.”

Scoring goals for the Huskies has been inconsistent this year, and despite a great performance from Merrimack’s goalkeeper this past weekend, that is something Coach Flint needs the team to focus on.

“It was a lack of effort, and goal scoring comes and goes,” he said. “We need to be better in our own end.”

The Huskies play two games at home this weekend, one against the University of Maine on Saturday, Nov. 5, and the next against Providence College, on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics