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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 —
Sophomore Dennis Gilbert registered two assists while Cal Petersen made 29 saves to help the 16th-ranked Irish (16-9-4, 9-5-3 Hockey East) defeat the host Black Bears (10-16-3, 4-12-1).
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 basketballElon 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).