Saturday, October 3, 2009
BU SKATES TO SECOND STRAIGHT DRAW, 4-4, AGAINST OHIO STATE
Four different Terriers score goals
BOSTON -- Four different Terriers netted goals in the game, including freshmen Jill Cardella and Cristina Wiley, who tallied their first collegiate goals. Junior Jillian Kirchner and Cardella both recorded a goal and an assist each on the afternoon while sophomore Jenelle Kohanchuk also found the scoresheet for the first time in the 2009-10 season.
Ohio State wasted little time getting on the board in the back-half of the series, taking a 1-0 lead on a Melissa Feste goal in the sixth minute of play. Sophomore Brittany Carlson ripped a shot from the left point and Feste redirected the shot past Melissa Haber for the early advantage. The Terriers struck back four minutes later, taking advantage of an Ohio State penalty to even the score. Freshman Cardella worked the puck down to the opposing goal line and slid a pass to a charging Jillian Kirchner who jammed home the equalizer with 10:26 showing on the clock.
Cardella got on the scoresheet with the first goal of her collegiate career, collecting a rebound off of a Lauren Cherewyk shot and dumping home the puck for a 2-1 advantage. A late BU penalty gave the Buckeyes a power-play with under a minute to go in the first, and OSU took advantage. Passes from Paige Semanza and Raelyn LaRocque found the stick of Teal Bishop at the blue line, who blasted home a slapshot with 01.3 seconds left to knot the score, 2-2, after one.
Defense tightened up on both sides of the puck to start the second as Ohio State killed an early penalty and neither team managed many promising scoring chances. 12:40 into the period, BU closed in on the Buckeye net and after a Holly Lorms shot was saved, freshman Wiley put home the rebound for her first collegiate tally. The Terriers padded their lead with 1:40 to go as Kohanchuk netted her first goal of the season, off Kirchner and Melissa Anderson assists, out of a skirmish in front of the net.
BU did a solid job defending its lead through the first half of the third period, but penalties came back to bite the hosts with under seven minutes remaining. After roughing and tripping penalties committed 22 seconds apart sent two Terriers to the box, Ohio State scored goals on the two-player and one-player advantages just 34 seconds apart to knot the game at 4-apiece.
Wanting to avoid a second straight tie, the Terriers turned up the pressure in the overtime period, firing seven shots on goal to Ohio State's none, but freshman goalie Chelsea Knapp held tight and forced a shootout. Kelly Wild scored on the Buckeyes' first attempt and co-captain Sarah Appleton matched her effort on BU's second try. Minttu Tuominen was OSU's final skater and her upper-netting shot sealed the second-straight shootout win for the visitors.
BU takes the ice again next Friday, Oct. 9 as they welcome Robert Morris to Walter Brown Arena. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.