Women’s Hockey: Losing streak reaches four with loss to Yale

By Jewel Della Valle

The women’s hockey team added a trio of losses to their record over the past two weekends, dropping two at reigning Hockey East champion New Hampshire and one to Yale at Matthews Arena.

The Huskies lost back-to-back games to UNH Nov. 17 and 18 to cap off a season-high six-game road trip with a paltry 1-4-1 record, but returning to their home rink didn’t change their fortunes.

The UNH offense attacked in the first game of the series, going up 4-0 in the first period. The Huskies allowed a goal in the first 45 seconds of the period, and three more in the following 14 minutes.

The Huskies have shown resiliency this season after giving up goals early, and came back with two goals in the second, outshooting UNH 13-12. At 1:54, freshman forward Annie Hogan made it 4-1 with her third goal of the season after taking an assist from senior forward Jessica Coppney.

The Husky defense and junior goalie Sarah Belliveau let in three more scores before junior forward Nikki Petrich scored on a power play at 18:54 in the second period. Freshman forward Chelsey Jones and freshman forward Lindsay Berman got the assists.

Both teams played a scoreless third and UNH skated to a 7-2 victory over the Huskies.

“We were really not playing to our potential,” head coach Laura Schuler said. “We were giving them too much credit and consequently we had huge gaps and that’s not our game. We were allowing them to come in and take advantage and giving them more time and space.”

The Huskies showed little improvement in the second game against UNH – instead of losing by five goals, the Huskies lost by four.

Outshooting Northeastern 13-4 in the first period, UNH forward Kelly Paton scored the first goal of the game at 11:01. A little more than a minute later, Petrich scored her second goal of the weekend and fifth of the season with an assist from senior assistant co-captain Crystal Rochon.

At 16:20, three seconds after Northeastern killed off a hooking penalty, UNH forward Angela Taylor broke the tie by scoring what would ultimately be the game-winner.

Down 2-1 after the first period, the Huskies couldn’t manage to make a comeback, allowing two scores in the second period and one in the third period for a final score of 5-1.

Despite the lopsided losses, Schuler said she was happy with the way her team played.

“[UNH is] a phenomenal team,” she said. “We knew we were going to be playing in our own zone

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