Skylar Fontaine, the highest-scoring defenseman within the NCAA this season, scored at 19:34 of additional time and Northeastern overcame its first two-goal deficit of the season to defeat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 within the Frozen 4
ERIE, Pa. — Skylar Fontaine, the highest-scoring defenseman within the NCAA this season, scored at 19:34 of additional time on Thursday and Northeastern overcame its first two-goal deficit of the season to defeat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 within the Frozen 4.
Fontaine stole a go contained in the blue line on the correct, labored her means throughout ice and beat Emma Soderberg with a wrist shot from the decrease left circle.
It was the 14th purpose of the season for Fontaine, sending top-seeded Northeastern, in its first-ever Frozen 4, into the championship recreation in opposition to the Wisconsin-Ohio State winner. The Huskies (22-1-1) ran their unbeaten streak to 22 video games.
Northeastern, trailing after two durations for simply the second time this season, scored twice within the third interval to power additional time.
Beginning the third interval with a 5-on-3 benefit, Northeastern was affected person till Maureen Murphy broke by way of along with her seventh purpose 42 seconds into the interval. Katy Knoll tied it at 14:30, banging in her personal rebound for her twelfth purpose.
The Bulldogs scored twice within the second interval, beginning with Mannon McMahon in the correct place on the proper time to notch her first purpose of the season into a large open internet halfway by way of the interval. Minnesota-Duluth made it 2-0 on Taylor Anderson’s fourth purpose 4:30 simply 13 seconds after killing off the primary penalty of the sport.
After being outshot 13-4 within the opening interval, the Huskies ended up with a 47-28 benefit in pictures, together with 12-5 in additional time. All 4 penalties, three on Minnesota Duluth, had been referred to as within the second interval. Northwestern goalie Aerin Frankel elevated her program file for wins to 78.
Northwestern defeated eighth-seeded Robert Morris 5-1 within the quarterfinals for its first-ever win within the NCAA Event. The Huskies had been 32-4-2 final yr heading into their third-straight and fourth general NCAA when COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the event.
The Bulldogs (12-7) had been of their eighth Frozen 4 however the first since 2010 once they received their fifth tittle. In addition they received three straight by way of 2003 and after loss within the 2007 championship recreation they received once more in 2008.
Minnesota Duluth acquired an at-large bid and within the quarterfinals gave coach Maura Crowell her one centesimal victory with the Bulldogs in a 1-0 win over her alma mater Colgate.