New Hampshire coach Hilary Witt had a good view on Sunday as Kendall Coyne tied and broke her Northeastern record for points in a career. Coyne entered Sunday’s game one point behind Witt’s career mark of 208 points, but a hat trick and an assist in No. 8 Northeastern’s 5-2 defeat of the Wildcats made her the new queen of Huskies’ scoring with 211 points. Hayley Scamurra and Taytum Clairmont had the other goals for Northeastern. Amy Boucher and Devan Taylor tallied for UNH.
A day earlier, the Wildcats had shut down Coyne and gotten a pair of goals from Jonna Curtis, but it wasn’t enough as Scamurra scored twice, and Jordan Krause and Shelby Herrington added goals to give Northeastern a 4-2 decision.
Coyne started the week with a goal and an assist in Tuesday’s 5-1 win for NU over Connecticut. McKenna Brand matched Coyne’s scoring line, and Paige Savage bettered it with a goal and two assists. Hayley Masters and Halle Silva also found the net, while Brittany Buglaski earned the win with 18 saves, yielding a lone goal to Kelly Harris.
On Monday, Merrimack broke a losing streak that had grown to 11 straight. The Warriors won at Vermont, 2-1, thanks to a late extra-attacker goal by Paige Sorensen, a nifty finish from Paige Voight 3:06 into overtime, and 26 saves by Samantha Ridgewell. Jackie Pieper assisted on both goals. Dayna Colang scored the game’s first goal for the Catamounts five minutes into the third period, but Madison Litchfield’s 21 saves weren’t enough.
Minnesota State snapped a 14-game conference losing streak with a 1-1 tie versus St. Cloud State on Friday. Jordan McLaughlin scored the tying goal for the Mavericks early in the third period, after Lexi Slattery had put the Huskies on top in the game’s opening minute. Katie Fitzgerald made 29 saves for SCSU, while Brianna Quade made 20 stops at the other end of the ice. St. Cloud State gained the extra league point by winning the shootout. On Saturday, MSU’s Lena Düsterhöft forced overtime once more with an extra-attacker goal in the final 30 seconds of regulation. However, the Huskies got an overtime game-winner from Molly Illikainen off of Slattery’s second assist of the day.
How the rest of the top 10 fared
Haley Skarupa scored all four goals as No. 1 Boston College completed its sweep of the Hockey East season series versus Boston University, 4-3. Dana Trivigno had helpers on three of the tallies, while Kristyn Capizzano assisted twice. Kayla Tutino, Dakota Woodworth, and Rebecca Russo had the markers for the Terriers, the latter coming short-handed to give her team its only lead of the day.
No. 2 Wisconsin took both ends of a Friday-Sunday series with Minnesota-Duluth, 5-1 and 3-1, jumping out to a four-goal lead after a period in the opener. Sarah Nurse scored twice in the first game and added a goal and an assist in the second, as the Badgers scored the game’s first three goals. Ann-Renée Desbiens stopped 38 of 40 shots to garner both wins.
No. 3 Minnesota struggled to put away Ohio State in its second half opener. Playing without Hannah Brandt, the Gophers got just enough offense to outlast the Buckeyes, 3-1. Taylor Williamson’s second-period goal proved to be the game-winner, and Amanda Leveille made 18 saves. Sunday, the Gophers cruised, 9-0, behind two-goal performances from Kelly Pannek, Kate Schipper, and Lee Stecklein, and three assists by Cara Piazza.
Its closest pursuers in the ECAC gained a point on No. 4 Quinnipiac when the Bobcats had to settle for a scoreless draw at Rensselaer. The Engineers’ Lovisa Selander was the star of the game, stopping all 40 shots. Sydney Rossman made 15 saves for Quinnipiac to salvage the tie. Rossman made 13 more stops at Union in the Bobcats’ 5-0 win as she tied for the national lead with her 10th shutout. The three Nicoles — Brown, Connery, and Kosta — all scored, as did Meghan Turner and Taylar Cianfarano.
No. 5 Clarkson got a pair of ECAC wins over Yale, 5-2, and Brown, 7-0. Cayley Mercer’s second goal of the game broke a 2-2 tie on Friday. Erin Ambrose had three assists. Against the Bears, Ambrose and sophomore Cassidy Vinkle had two-goal games. For Vinkle, those were her first goals for the Golden Knights. Mercer and Olivia Howe had three assists.
No. 6 Bemidji State swept Lindenwood in a nonconference series. Stephanie Anderson’s goal 48 seconds into the third period gave the Beavers a 2-1 win in the opener, after Reilly Fawcett and the Lions’ Shannon Morris-Reade had traded goals a couple minutes apart in the middle frame. Brittni Mowat made 19 saves to get the win, while 32 stops weren’t enough for Lindenwood’s Jolene DeBruyn. On Thursday, Anderson and Kaitlyn Tougas had three-point games as BSU won, 5-3, as did Brittania Gillanders for Lindenwood.
Emerance Maschmeyer turned in a 23-save shutout as No. 9 Harvard defeated Cornell, 2-0. Lexie Laing scored the second goal after assisting on Grace Zarzecki’s game-winner. The Crimson also defeated No. 10 Colgate, 6-2. After Megan Sullivan gave the Raiders a lead a minute into the game, Harvard scored the next five goals. Miye D’Oench scored twice, and she and Sydney Daniels had three-point efforts. Maschmeyer got the win with 30 saves.
On Friday, the Raiders were the team that came from behind, defeating Dartmouth, 4-2. Breanne Wilson-Bennett scored twice, and Ashlynne Rando denied 33 shots. Colgate started its week with a 2-2 tie versus Syracuse. Danielle Leslie scored late to earn a tie for the Orange, who got a goal and an assist from Megan Quinn. Wilson-Bennett and Olivia Zafuto tallied for Colgate.
Lindenwood got one win out of its Minnesota trip, defeating Minnesota-State, 3-1, on a late power-play goal by Emily Gunderson on Monday. Shara Jasper scored twice and Nicole Hensley made 17 saves.
Merrimack had a busy week, playing four times. On Wednesday, the Warriors fell to St. Lawrence, 6-2. Brooke Webster led the way for the Saints with two goals and two assists, while Amanda Boulier had a goal and two helpers.
On Saturday, Connecticut outlasted Merrimack, 4-3. Justine Fredette scored twice with an assist for the Huskies. The two teams played to a 2-2 deadlock on Sunday. Katelyn Rae’s goal at 17:21 of the third period gained the draw for the Warriors.
Providence swept RIT, 5-1 and 3-1. Madison Myers got both wins, including a 21-save performance in the second game. Eight different Friars scored in the series.
Princeton notched a pair of victories, 5-0 over Union and 3-2 versus Rensselaer. Karlie Lund scored twice with a helper in support of Alysia DaSilva’s 23-save shutout of the Dutchwomen. Goals from Jaimie McDonell, Molly Contini, and Cassidy Tucker proved to be just enough when the Engineers rallied with third-period goals by Katie Rooney and Makenna Thomas.
St. Lawrence edged Brown, 2-1. Julianne Landry made 40 saves for the Bears, but goals from Abbey McRae and Brooke Webster proved her undoing.
Hanna Åströmcame through with a hat trick to help Yale topple the Saints, 5-2. Hanna Mandl made 32 saves, and Jamie Haddad netted the other two goals for the Bulldogs.
Cornell dropped Dartmouth, 5-3. Christian Higham potted a pair for the Big Red; Laura Stacey did the same for the Big Green. Cornell’s Brianna Veerman had three assists.
Vermont got a series win at Maine. The Catamounts netted a pair of late goals on Saturday, a short-handed strike from Daria O’Neill and the second goal of the game by Bridget Baker with 77 seconds left in regulation, to escape with a 3-3 tie. Meghann Treacy made 41 saves for the Black Bears. Dayna Colang scored twice and added an assist as Vermont triumphed on Sunday, 4-1.