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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 4 Boston University women's ice hockey team saw its 10-game unbeaten streak come to end, dropping a 4-1 decision to Yale in non-conference action on Tuesday evening at Ingalls Rink. Freshman Jenelle Kohanchuk scored the lone goal for the Terriers, who fall to 8-3-3.
Senior Crysti Howser and freshman Aleca Hughes each scored a goal and tallied an assist for the host Bulldogs, while sophomore Jackee Snikeris was impressive between the pipes, stopping 18 shots, none more impressive than a glove save to deny BU junior Sarah Appleton in the third period.
The Bulldogs came out strong in the first period with an aggressive forecheck frustrating BU. The pressure paid off late in the opening frame on the power play. Howser took a shot that was saved by Terriers senior Allyse Wilcox, but Hughes was there to slam in the rebound and put Yale on the board.
The Bulldogs made it a 2-0 game midway through the second when senior Kristen Stupay knocked in her own rebound after a pair of saves by Wilcox.
BU answered that goal less than a minute later on a delayed penalty against Yale. With Wilcox pulled for an extra skater, sophomore Lauren Cherewyk passed to junior Melissa Anderson behind the net. Anderson found Kohanchuk in front of the crease and Kohanchuk ripped a one-timer to cut the Bulldogs' lead to one goal.
Later in the middle stanza, the Terriers survived a 1:17 Yale two-man advantage, but with the Bulldogs still on the power play after the five-on-three ended, senior Danielle Kozlowski punched in her first goal of the season from a skirmish in front of the net.
Yale added another in the third when Howser gained a one-on-one break and tucked a shot from the left circle just under the crossbar.
Wilcox made 20 saves in defeat for BU. While the Terriers' lone goal came with an extra attacker on a delayed penalty, BU was otherwise stymied on the power play, going 0-for-7 on the man advantage.
The Terriers are off until Dec. 5, when they will conclude a season-long five-game road swing with a Hockey East clash at Vermont before returning to Walter Brown Arena on Dec. 7 to battle No. 6 New Hampshire.