It’s a Beanpot sweep for Northeastern as Huskies take Women’s final with 4-3 defeat of BU

The Northeastern Huskies beat Boston University 4-3 in the Women’s Beanpot final. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Lauren MacInnis scored a power-play goal in the second overtime as the Northeastern Huskies beat Boston University 4-3 in the Women’s Beanpot final to claim their record 17th championship in the tournament.

The Huskies’ first Beanpot title since 2013, coupled with the men’s double-overtime victory over BU Monday, gave the Huskies their first sweep of the tournament in 32 years. 

The Huskies (26-3-1), winners of their last 11 games, weathered the Terriers’ frenetic attack behind the play of tournament most valuable player Chloé Aurard, who scored two goals, and the goaltending of Aerin Frankel, who won the Bertagna Award after turning away 26 shots.

BU (19-7-3) came up short in a bid for a second straight Beanpot title.

The Huskies appeared to have the game wrapped up at the end of the third period, leading 3-2 with 23 seconds left. Instead, the women endured the same fate as the men, who lost a lead with a second left before beating BU 5-4 in double overtime Monday.

But BU forward Sammy Davis beat Frankel for a goal down the middle, sending the final into overtime. 

Huskies freshman forward Jess Schryver had given Northeastern a 3-2  lead with less than five minutes left in the third. 

Schryver’s power-play goal came on an assist from Alina Mueller and Aurard.

The goal broke the 2-2 that ensued after BU’s Abby Cook beat Frankel with a one-timer from the blue line on a BU power play after Huskies junior defender Skylar Fontaine was called for roughing and was assessed a five-minute major.

Aurard’s second goal on a giveaway in front had given the Huskies a 2-1 lead in the second period; her first, off a rebound, evened the score after the Terriers drew first blood.

Junior forward Kristina Schuler scored a shorthanded goal at 4:55 into the opening period, beating Frankel with a nifty one-on-one move on a breakaway.

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