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BOSTON –- Behind four goals from four different scorers, No. 10 Northeastern (16-10-2) defeated No. 2 Boston College (21-5-2) 4-3 in the final of the 35th annual Women’s Beanpot on Tuesday night at Matthews Arena. The tournament title is the second in a row for the Red and Black, and their 16th overall.

Sophomore forward Kendall Coyne compiled a 3-1-4 scoring line during the tournament, and was named Beanpot MVP for her efforts. Classmate and netminder Chloe Desjardins turned aside 36-of-39 shots in the triumph, winning the prestigious Bertagna Award, presented annually to the Beanpot’s top goaltender.

“It was very different for me this year being my first year playing in the Beanpot,” said Desjardins. It’s good for my confidence, too.”

Northeastern trailed 1-0 and 2-1 in the contest’s early going, before heading to the deciding third period leading 3-2. After BC’s Emily Field tied the contest midway through the final frame, a Katie MacSorley deflection off a Maggie Brennolt blast put the Huskies up for good. MacSorley was joined in the goal column by Brittany Esposito, Casey Pickett and Paige Savage. Esposito, Savage and Kelly Wallace all registered multi-point outings for the Huskies in the win, each notching two.

“That was one of the most exciting games I’ve been a part of here at Northeastern,” said head coach Dave Flint. “It was fast paced, up and down. I thought we came out kind of slow, and I think it was due to nerves, but I liked how we competed for the rest of the game.”

NU held a slim 41-39 advantage in shots on goal for the contest, including 13 during their 2-of-5 power play performance. Boston College was 0-of-3 on the man advantage.

The teams traded chances throughout an up-tempo first period, with BC holding a 15-11 edge in shots and netting the frame’s lone goal less than two minutes into play.

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