Adzija and Kosta lead Boston to 2-1 victory over New York

NEWARK, NJ – Lexie Adzija and Nicole Kosta each had a goal and an assist to propel Boston to a 2-1 victory over New York on Saturday in Professional Women’s Hockey League action.

Adzija used an assist from Kosta to score her sixth goal of the season for Boston (6-4-2-9).

Boston took a 1-0 lead 6:13 into the second period after Kosta’s first goal of the season. Adzija scored her fifth assist of the campaign and Megan Keller picked up her 10th on the score.

New York (3-4-3-10) tied the game with 3:11 left in the period after Jessie Eldridge’s seventh goal this season. Assists went to Jill Saulnier – her first – and Alex Carpenter – her twelfth. Carpenter has also scored eight goals this season, one behind Toronto’s Natalie Spooner and Montreal’s Marie-Philip Poulin for the league points lead.

Aerin Frankel, who entered the game ranked third in the league with a 1.94 goals-against average, saved 24 shots for Boston. Corinne Schroeder stopped 36 shots on goal for New York.

New York has two regular-season wins and an overtime victory in the series this season. Boston has one of each.

New York, last in the six-team league, travels to play third-place Montreal on Wednesday. Boston, which moved to fourth place with the win, travels to fifth-place Ottawa on Wednesday.