By: Justin Littman
BOSTON, MA — After a hard fought battle on Friday night that resulted in Northeastern’s first loss of the season, the Huskies came out energized today. The Huskies put a lot of pressure on goaltender Julia Vandyk early on, and they scored three goals in the first period to set the tone for the night en route to a 5-2 victory. Matti Hartman scored first for the Huskies on a fast break opportunity down the right side. It was her first goal of the season. Andrea Renner and Kasidy Anderson followed suit. Renner was able to sneak one into the net, and then Anderson scored on a point blank opportunity.
Colgate was able to get a lot of shots on goal, but great goaltending by Brittany Bugalski kept a majority of the shots out of the back of the net. Bugalski finished the game with 39 saves, a season high. She stopped 14 of 15 Colgate shots in the first period.
Tired legs appeared to hit the Huskies in the second period. They seemed to play with less energy, and Colgate was able to cut the lead to a goal after a goal by Coralie Larose. The Huskies caught a break at the end of the third, when a crucial turnover in Colgate’s end resulted in a prime scoring opportunity for Veronika Pettey. She made them pay, and put the puck in the back of the net to push the Northeastern lead back out to two with just a minute remaining in the second period.
This goal energized the Huskies, and they controlled the third period. Matti Hartman scored another goal for good measure, and Northeastern skated to the finish line with ease. The Huskies move to 2-1-1 on the season, and will prepare for Maine next Friday.