Wednesday, November 7, 2007
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SKATES PAST QUINNIPIAC, 6-1
Junior Gina Kearns registers three assists for Terriers
BOSTON - The Boston University women's ice hockey team won its second consecutive game Wednesday, outscoring Quinnipiac 6-1 at Walter Brown Arena in Boston. The Terriers scored six unanswered goals with three in both the second and third periods, highlighted by a two-goal effort from freshman Holly Lorms.
Boston University (2-5-2, 0-2-0 HE) trailed early, as the Bobcats got on the board first with a score late in the first period. Lorms scored the equalizer early in the second period, setting off a stream of Terrier scoring that silenced Quinnipiac(1-6-1, 0-4-1 ECAC). Lorms, sophomore Melissa Anderson, senior Julie Poulin, sophomore Jonnie Bloemers and freshman Jillian Kirchner each netted the puck to extend Boston University's winning streak to two.
After junior Elyse Cole scored with 3:32 left in the first period, the Terriers took over the scoring the rest of the way. Lorms evened the score with her second career goal with 15:11 remaining in the second period off assists from sophomore Sarah Appleton and freshman Lauren Cherewyk. Boston University continued to pound shots on goal, resulting in Anderson's team-leading fifth goal off assists from junior co-captain Gina Kearns and junior Erin Seman with 13:44 left in the second. Lorms had her second goal of the day a scant 2:12 later off assists from Cherewyk and junior Lauren Koller. The Terriers' second period goals all came within a 3:29 span, while Boston University took a game-high 19 shots on goal in the period.
The Terriers continued their rampant scoring in the third period, as the team tacked on three goals late. Poulin scored her second goal of the season with 9:46 remaining in the game off assists from Kearns and Anderson, compelling Quinnipiac to remove their goaltender. Bloemers took advantage of the opportunity, slotting a shot into net off a pass from Appleton with 1:05 left in the period. Even after the Bobcats returned freshman Jamie Miller to goal, Kirchner capped the day's scoring off assists from Poulin and Kearns. It was Kearns' third assist of the day, giving her a team-leading eight.
The defense played a strong game, holding the Bobcats to only 17 shots and just one in the second period. Junior Allyse Wilcox made 16 saves and lowered her goals against average to 1.69.
The Terrier offense has put up impressive numbers of late, scoring 12 goals over the course of the past two games. Equally notable, the team has allowed only one goal during that period, with Wilcox getting both starts in goal.
BU takes to the ice again on Saturday, Nov. 10 against Princeton at 3:00 p.m. at Walter Brown Arena.