DURHAM, N.H.--Sophomore forward Brooke White scored two goals to pace the Northeastern University women’s ice hockey team past the University of New Hampshire 4-3 in the ECAC Quarterfinals Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats fall to 24-10-0 overall and 17-7-0 in conference play. Northeastern improves to 22-8-3 overall and 15-6-3 in the ECAC.
In the first period, junior forward Colleen Coen gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead at 1:50 off senior forward Hilary Witt and sophomore defenseman Erica Archambeau.
UNH evened the score 1-1 at 3:18 when senior forward Melissa McKenzie (Bethel Park, Pa.) scored a shorthanded goal off of a breakaway. Northeastern took a 2-1 lead at 15:08 when White scored her first goal of the game with the Huskies on the powerplay. Sophomore forward Brooke Whitney and freshman defenseman Kim Greene assisted on the goal. White struck again a minute later with an unassisted goal for a 3-1 Northeastern lead.
Sophomore forward Kelly McManus (Dedham, Mass.) cut the lead 3-2 at 15:08 of the third period when she took a pass from senior defenseman Kerry Maher (Chittenango, N.Y.) and put it past Husky goaltender Erika Silva. Freshman forward Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ontario) assisted on the goal. Northeastern came back at 17:41 with a goal by junior forward Lisa Giovanelli for a 4-2 Husky advantage. Witt and Whitney assisted on what proved to be the game winner. Senior forward Tina Carrabba (Billerica, Mass.) cut the lead 4-3 at 19:04. Junior center Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) and Maher assisted on the goal.
The Wildcats will wait for a possible at large bid to the AWCHA Tournament at Northeastern University on March 24-25.