BOSTON, Mass. – Despite a goal from sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was defeated by Northeastern, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena. Quinnipiac falls to 1-4 on the season, while Northeastern improves to a perfect 4-0 on the year.
Babstock netted the Bobcats' goal at the 15:30 mark into the second period, giving Quinnipiac the 1-0 advantage at the time. On the play, the sophomore was assisted by fellow Mississauga native, freshman forward Nicole Kosta, who earned her third helper of the season.
Northeastern responded by scoring three straight goals, including two tallies in the final two minutes of the second stanza. Freshman Kendall Coyne and junior Rachel Llanes each netted goals for the Huskies, while junior Kelly Wallace added Northeastern's third goal of the game at the 6:00 mark into the third and final frame.
Making her first-career collegiate start in net, freshman goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) made 32 saves for the Bobcats. Following the Huskies third goal, junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) replaced Laden for the remainder of the game, making six saves in the final 14 minutes of play. Northeastern's netminder, senior Florence Schelling, made 30 saves between the pipes for the Huskies.
Northeastern was whistled for three penalties in the game, while Quinnipiac committed only two penalties. Each team went scoreless on its power-play opportunities. Overall, the Huskies outshout the Bobcats, 41-to-31.
The Bobcats return to action on Friday, Oct. 21 when they travel to face Boston College at 2 p.m.
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