Erie, Pa. - The Boston University women's ice hockey team put up a tough fight on Friday, scoring five goals against a second-ranked Mercyhurst team that had not surrendered a goal in its first three games. However, the Lakers stuck with the Terriers all night and scored the game-winner with 3:47 left in the third period, downing Boston University 6-5.
Sophomore Melissa Anderson struck first for the Terriers, placing a shot past the Laker netminder off an assist from Junior Amanda Shaw and Junior Erin Seman with 15:59 left in the period. However, Mercyhurst struck back a scant two minutes later, tying the game 1-1 only 6:08 into the game, with both teams scored on the power play. The Lakers scored the go-ahead with 6:35 left in the period.
Mercyhurst kept the pressure on the Terriers in the second period, scoring their third and fourth goals of the game quickly to start the period, striking with 17:02 and 15:50 left on the clock. But BU kept at it, netting goals from Seman (7:56), sophomore Sarah Appleton (6:49) and junior Amanda Shaw (0:25) in an amazing second period, during which the team put __ shots on goal for their three goals to tie the game 4-4. All three of BU's goals during the second were scored on the power play.
Junior co-captain Gina Kearns put BU up on top again to start the third period with a goal 4:40 into the period off assists from Appleton and Seman - it was Seman's third of the game. But a Terrier penalty with 12:43 left in the period gave the Lakers a power play opportunity that they converted for the tying goal. The Terriers played Mercyhurst tough down to the last minutes, but another big penalty with 4:25 left in the game gave the Lakers the power play chance that put them on top, netting the game-winner with 3:43 left on the clock.
The Terriers will get back at it tomorrow night, taking on the Lakers once again at 2:00 p.m. in Erie, Pa., seeking revenge and an opportunity to take the team's first win of the season.