icehockey-women-nc flag

Providence Athletics | October 25, 2019

Women's college hockey: Providence stuns No. 3 Northeastern, 1-0

Wisconsin earns 5th women's ice hockey national title

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College women's hockey team defeated No. 3 Northeastern, 1-0, on Friday, Oct. 25 at Schneider Arena. Hayley Lunny (Bedford, N.Y.) scored the game-winner 3:18 into the second period. Providence handed Northeastern their first loss of the season.

GAME FLOW & NOTES

-The first period ended scoreless after a back-and-forth 20 minutes. Northeastern outshot the Friars 9-6 in the period as Clare Minnerath (Sartell, Minn.) picked up nine saves.

TOP 10: Check out the latest women's college hockey rankings right here

- The Huskies nearly took the lead with eight minutes remaining in the period. Skylar Fontaine of Northeastern re-directed a shot off the skate of a defender and into the net but the goal was reviewed and the play was deemed offsides.

- Hayley Lunny (Bedford, N.Y.) gave Providence a 1-0 lead 3:18 into the second period of play. Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) backhanded the puck off the boards to Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) at the right point. Dove played the puck over the defense and Lunny stuffed it home on the left post.

- The goal marked Lunny's second of the season and 13th of her career. Murphy earned her third assist of the season, while Dove picked up her team-high sixth assist.

- Both sides entered the third period scoreless on the power play. Northeastern had two opportunities compared to Providence's one.

CAN'T MISS: Minnesota defeats Robert Norris 4-3 in overtime thriller

- Providence threatened for an insurance goal with 6:20 remaining but Murphy put her shot off the pipe for the second time in the period.

- Minnerath earned her first shutout of the season and second of her career. She recorded a career-high 33 saves in the victory. Providence's shutout was the first of the season and first since March 1, 2019 when the Friars defeated Merrimack at home, 2-0.

-This marked Providence's first win over a ranked opponent since Feb. 23, 2019 when the team defeated No. 8 Boston University on the road.

Kansas vs. Gonzaga predicted, the Maui Invitational winner and 5 more college basketball games to watch this week

Andy Katz picks the winners for some of the best games to watch this week, including No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 6 Kansas and No. 14 Texas Tech vs. No. 17 Houston.
READ MORE

15 of the best March Madness assists since 2015

Here are 15 of the best March Madness assists from the last five seasons.
READ MORE

2019-20 CCM/AHCA Division I men's hockey All-Americans announced

Sixteen different NCAA Division I hockey programs were represented on this year's CCM/AHCA Hockey All-American teams. Minnesota Duluth led the way with four honorees, followed by three selections from Minnesota State.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners