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Northeastern locked in a 2-2 tie with BU in Women’s Beanpot final

Northeastern battled Boston University to a 2-2 tie after two periods in the 2020 Beanpot final. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Northeastern and Boston University battled to a 2-2 tie after two periods in an often frenetic Women’s Beanpot final. 

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.

Northeastern forward Chloé Aurard’s second goal on a giveaway in front had given the Huskies a 2-1 lead in the second period.

The sophomore forward’s second goal stunned the crowd at BU’s Walter Brown Arena; 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 Northeastern goalie Aerin Frankel, with a nifty one-on-one move on a breakaway.

The two teams dueled on the ice at a frantic pace in the second period, trading back-and-forth attacks. Frankel, who is averaging a stingy 1.06 goals allowed per game, has been the lynchpin of the Huskies defense and leads the game with 19 saves.

Aurard, the second-leading scorer in Hockey East, chipped a shot past BU goalie Corinne Schroeder at 17:55. Immediately after, freshman forward Jess Schryver and sophomore forward Alina Mueller swarmed Aurard along the Northeastern side of the ice. 

Northeastern is 3-0 against BU this year. But the Huskies haven’t won the tournament since 2013, and the Terriers are looking to win a second straight Beanpot. 

The fourth-ranked Huskies (25-3-1), winners of their last 10 games, have already clinched the regular-season title of Hockey East, and are looking for a record 17th Beanpot title. BU (19-6-3) is No. 9 in the PairWise national rankings.

Northeastern is also competing for a chance to complete Beanpot sweep, a feat the Huskies hockey teams haven’t carried off in 32 years. The Northeastern men celebrated their third straight Beanpot on Monday after a thrilling 5-4 double-overtime defeat of BU.

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