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College Hockey:
Northeastern Rallies In Third To Down Princeton

— Northeastern scored two goals in the third period to defeat visiting Princeton 3-2 Saturday at Matthews Arena in an ECAC game.

Princeton outshot NU 48-23, but Husky senior goaltender Erika Silva made a career-high 46 saves to frustrate the Tiger offense. Princeton led in shots 34-10 after two periods, but the score was tied 1-1.

Lisa Giovanelli began the scoring when she stuffed the puck in the net from the right post at 5:59 of the first. Andrea Kilbourne answered for Princeton with a wrist shot at 6:41. The score remained tied 1-1 until the third period.

Freshman Sara Mahoney put back a rebound of an Erica Archambeau shot for her first collegiate goal at 4:38 of the third to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead. At 10:08 of the third, NUs Kathleen Savino skated around the Princeton net and fed Colleen Coen in front for the goal and a 3-1 Husky advantage. Princeton puled the goalie at 2:02 and it paid dividends when Abbey Fox scored a six-on-five goal at 19:21. But that was as close as Princeton would come.

Silva has now stopped 86 of 90 shots she has faced this season. NU improves to 3-0-0 and 1-0-0 in ECAC while Princeton dropped its season opener.

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  • Echrist210

    was at the uc manhattenville game fri night, utica is for real! they are a young hungry team they play physical hockey and unlike the last few seasons they are finding way to close out games and not give up late leads. they should be in the rankings this week as i post this comment they are up on buffalo state 4-0 starting the 3rd.

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