Women’s Hockey: NU slide continues with losses to Eagles

Women’s Hockey: NU slide continues with losses to Eagles

By Jewel Della Valle

The women’s hockey team traveled to Chestnut Hill last night to take on No. 8 Boston College for the third time this season, and for the third time, they lost. Wins have been hard to come by for the Huskies this season, despite playing behind December’s Hockey East Player of the Month, freshman forward Chelsey Jones.

Northeastern has gone 2-10-1 since the start of November, continuing the slide with a 4-1 loss last night and a 7-1 loss Dec. 9, both to BC.

Northeastern couldn’t get on the board in the first period, while BC went up 1-0 after a scramble in front of the net.

The Huskies held onto the 1-0 deficit until the end of the first period, but it didn’t last long. Though NU outshot BC 10-9, they allowed three more goals, the first coming 42 seconds into the second period, and two of them on BC power plays.

“All season long our penalty kill has been strong, so we can’t really fault anyone for being off today,” said sophomore forward Colleen Sanborn. “It’s just something we need to tighten up on and get our whole game together.”

After several close scoring chances, the Huskies finally got on the board. Sanborn fed freshman defender Ginny Berg a pass after winning the faceoff in the NU zone. Berg passed to senior assistant captain Marie Desrosiers, who took it up the boards for her second goal of the year, scoring with 15 seconds left in the period.

The Huskies battled through a scoreless third period, managing just one shot on goal to BC’s 15, and killed off five penalties without allowing a goal.

“When we were killing off those penalties we did a tremendous job,” said head coach Laura Schuler. “That’s how we normally penalty kill, so it’s just unfortunate that happened in the second period.”

The game marked the last time this season Northeastern and BC will face off, with the Eagles winning the series 3-0, unless the two teams make it to the final round of the Beanpot Feb. 13.

NU (3-16-1, 2-9-1 HE) travels to Boston University Saturday at 4 p.m.

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