SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - The Boston University womenís ice hockey team completed the season sweep of Union College Sunday afternoon by defeating the Dutchwomen 4-2 at Messa Rink. Sophomore Erin Seman scored twice to help the Terriers improve to 9-4-1 on the year. Despite leading twice, Union couldnít recover from three third period goals by BU and fell to 4-8-0 overall.
After the first 20 minutes of play the game remained tied at 0-0. BU outshot the Dutchwomen 16-8 in the opening period, but was unable to find the back of the net.
Union opened scoring in the second period to take its first lead of the day. At 11:03 BU freshman Sarah Appleton was called for tripping to give Union the player advantage for the fifth time. With just seven seconds left in the power play, Jackie Koetteritz scored to give Union the 1-0 lead. The home team held the lead until 18:26 when Seman scored a power-play goal to tie the game at 1-1. Freshman Melissa Anderson and sophomore Gina Kearns assisted on the goal. BU has now recorded a power-play goal in its last four games.
The Terriers entered the third period tied for the third time this season. Just 14 seconds in, Union took its second lead of the game with a goal from Molly Garrett. The Dutchwomen didnít hold the lead long, as Kearns tied the game for the Terriers with 48 seconds gone in the period. The co-captain ended the game with two points, posting her third multiple-point effort this year.
Sophomore Nicki Wiart scored the go-ahead goal at 11:15 to give BU the 3-1 lead. The visiting team continued to dominate play in the third period as they held Union to only two shots. Union pulled goaltender Alex Zirbel at 19:12 for the extra attacker, however, at 19:32 Seman notched her second goal of the game off a pass from senior co-captain Cara Hendry to give the Terriers the 4-2 win.
Melissa Haber recorded the decision in goal for BU making 16 saves on the day. With the win, Haber increased her overall record to 3-1-1.
The Terriers continue their roadtrip Wednesday night as they face the Bobcats of Quinnipiac University. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.