Tuesday, February 12, 2008
BOSTON UNIVERSITY FALLS TO HARVARD, 3-1, IN BEANPOT FINAL
BOSTON, Mass. - BOSTON - The Boston University women's ice hockey team lost a physical battle against No. 1 Harvard Tuesday night, falling 3-1 in the Beanpot championship. Sophomore Jonnie Bloemers scored the lone goal for the Terriers, marking her second consecutive Beanpot game with a goal and fourth-straight game in the tournament with a point.
Junior Sarah Wilson was awarded the tournament MVP award, after totaling one goal and two assists between the two games, including a goal and an assist in the championship. Sophomore Christina Kessler earned the Bertagna Award for her work between the pipes, with a combined 37 saves in two games and only two goals allowed.
Boston University (12-13-3, 8-6-0 HE) staunchly defended its zone, blocking 18 shots on the night while junior Allyse Wilcox made 34 saves between the pipes. However, the relentless Harvard (23-1-0, 18-0-0 ECAC) offense pounded the goal, serving up 37 shots on target.
The loss halts a four game winning streak for the Terriers, during which the team surrendered only three goals. Wilcox had not allowed a goal in either of her previous two games before three Crimson shots snuck by her in the Beanpot championship.