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Northeastern women end BC’s home unbeaten streak at 63

From staff and wire reports 

Sophomore Brittany Bugalski made a career-high 46 saves as the Northeastern women’s hockey team upended sixth-ranked Boston College, 2-1, on Friday at Conte Forum, the Eagles’ first home loss since Oct. 16, 2013. The loss snapped an NCAA-record home undefeated streak of 59-0-4.

It was the first loss for BC (21-4-5, 15-3-3 Hockey East) since Nov. 5, a span of 17 games and NU’s first victory over BC since March 2013, also a span of 17 games.

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Northeastern (19-10-3, 14-7-2) struck first when Shelby Herrington converted a shorthanded chance at 9:42 of the second. The Huskies built a 2-0 advantage when Andre Renner banged in her own rebound at 3:22 of the third. Caitrin Lonergan’s 12th goal at 7:16 cut the Huskies’ lead to 2-1. BC was unable to get the equalizer with an extra attacker in the final two minutes.

Boston College, which beat Northeastern, 2-1, to win the Beanpot on Tuesday, outshot the Huskies, 47-32.

Harvard 2, Union 0 — Briana Mastel got the visiting Crimson (4-17-5, 4-11-4 ECAC) on the board 55 seconds into the second period with her second goal of the year, helping give coach Katey Stone her 450th career victory.

Beth Larcom had 12 saves to earn the shutout for Harvard while Kate Spooner had 36 saves.

Boston University 4, New Hampshire 3 — Samantha Sutherland and Abby Cook each had a goal and an assist as the Terriers (14-10-6, 9-8-4 Hockey East) edged the host Wildcats (11-16-2, 9-10-2).

Men’s hockey

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Merrimack 6, BC 3 — The Warriors (11-13-5, 5-7-5 Hockey East) stormed to a 3-0 lead on six shots in the first 10 minutes of the first period, chasing BC goalie Joe Woll. Hampus Gustafsson scored a pair in the surge and finished the game with a hat trick as Merrimack went on to win at Conte Forum for the first time since Oct 31, 1997, an 0-27-3 stretch.

The seventh-ranked Eagles (18-11-2, 13-4-1) rallied on goals from Matthew Gaudreau and Austin Cangelosi to cut the lead in half by the end of the first. After Warrior Sam Tavernier made it 4-2, BC again got closer with a power-play score on Cangelosi’s second goal of the game at 12:11 of the third period.

Merrimack restored its two-goal advantage on Gustafsson’s third goal of the game at 13:21 of the third. Gustafsson had a 5-point night with his first career hat trick and two assists.

Brett Seney and Marc Biege each had three assists for Merrimack and Matheiu Tibbet and Michael Babcock (empty net) also scored.

Collin Delia had 29 saves for Merrimack. Ryan Edquist, who relieved Woll, had 11 saves.

Harvard 6, Union 2 — Ryan Donato scored four goals for the fourth-ranked Crimson (17-5-2, 12-4-1 ECAC) as they took a 4-0 lead on the No. 6 Dutchmen (19-8-2, 12-4-1) and cruised.

UNH 4, Vermont 2 — Tyler Kelleher scored a pair of goals and added an assist as the visiting Wildcats (12-13-4, 7-7-3 Hockey East) dropped the Catamounts (16-10-3, 8-7-2).

Providence 4, UConn 3 — The 11th-ranked Friars (18-8-4, 10-6-2 Hockey East) edged the visiting Huskies (10-12-8, 6-6-4) when Erik Foley completed his hat trick with a power-play goal at 13:04 of the third period.

Northeastern 6, UMass 2 — Senior Zach Aston-Reese had two goals and two assists to lead the Huskies (12-12-5, 6-9-3 Hockey East) over the Minutemen (5-22-2, 2-14-1).

Notre Dame 3, Maine 2

Men’s basketball

Harvard 87, Brown 74 — The Crimson (13-7, 5-2 Ivy) outscored the Bears (11-2, 2-5) by 16 points in the second half. Harvard trailed by as many as 10 points, but went on a 25-6 run. Freshman Bryce Aiken scored a career-high 23 points for Harvard, shooting 7 for 15 from the field and 7 for 7 from the line.

Women’s basketball

Elon 70, Northeastern 58 — Malaya Johnson led four Elon (19-5, 11-1 CAA) players in double figures with 16 points. Jess Genco had 17 points for NU (7-17, 3-9).