Saturday, November 10, 2007
BOSTON UNIVERSITY DEFEATED BY PRINCETON, 4-2
BOSTON, Mass. - The Boston University women's ice hockey team fell 4-2 against Princeton Saturday at Walter Brown Arena, as sophomore Melissa Tetreau scored her first career goal. Two Tiger goals in the third period sunk the Terriers after the teams played to a 2-2 draw through two periods.
Boston University (2-6-2, 0-2-0 HE) and Princeton (2-3-2, 1-3-1 ECAC) exchanged goals through the first two periods, with Terrier scores coming from Tetreau and junior Amanda Shaw. But Princeton junior Christine Foster scored the game-winning goal four minutes into the final period, with an empty-net goal adding insurance in the closing seconds.
Princeton sophomore Stephanie Denino scored the first goal of the day, sneaking a shot past Terrier goaltender junior Allyse Wilcox with 11:52 left in the first period. But Tetreau evened the score 1:25 into the first period off a pass from sophomore Jonnie Bloemers for her first career goal and second career point.
The lead did not last long, however, as senior captain Lizzie Keady scored a power-play goal 3:10 later, after the Terriers were called for checking. Boston University was called for eight penalties in the game, two of which led to Tiger power-play goals.
Shaw tied the game up again with 7:00 remaining in the third period off sophomore Nicki Wiart and Bloemers's second assist of the game.
The tie stuck into third period, when Foster scored the game-winning goal with 16:00 remaining in the game. Six of the teams' combined 14 penalties came during the third period, including a holding the stick call on BU with 1:21 remaining in the game. The Terriers pulled their goalie to retain a five-on-five match-up, but a Tiger empty-net goal with 39 seconds remaining in the game sealed the victory for Princeton.
The difference in shots on goal between the teams was tight, as the Terriers took 28 and Princeton shot 26. However, the real difference was in the teams' power-plays, as the Tigers scored twice on eight power-play opportunities and BU failed to connect while up a skater.
Next weekend, the Terriers host St. Cloud for games on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m.