PRINCETON, N.J. - A pair of first period goals proved to be too much for Boston University to overcome as the No. 8 Terriers fell to the Princeton Tigers, 3-1, on Friday in the first game of a two-game series at Hobey Baker Rink. With the loss, the Terriers fall to 6-5-6 on the season while Princeton ups its record to 7-3-1 on the year.
Danielle DiCesare started the scoring for Princeton, converting feeds from Paula Romanchuk and Laura Martindale on a Tigers power-play, to put the hosts up 1-0 at the 12:02 mark. The Tigers doubled their lead on another power-play towards the end of the first period, as Heather Landry fed Sasha Sherry at 17:37 for a 2-0 lead. The Tigers finished the opening stanza with a 17-6 edge in shots.
Jenelle Kohanchuk got the Terriers on the board late in the second period, tallying her team-leading 11th goal of the season at 16:45 on an unassisted effort. Despite holding a 12-5 edge in shots through the middle stanza, the Terriers entered the second break down 2-1.
Neither team had much luck offensively in the third period as BU goalie Melissa Haber turned away 11 Princeton shots through the first 19:40 of the stanza. Princeton finished the scoring with nine seconds on the clock after BU had pulled Haber to gain the extra skater. Martindale was credited with the empty-net goal for the hosts.
Haber ended the game with 31 saves while her counterpart, Rachel Weber collected 21 stops in the win.
The two teams square off again on Saturday, Nov. 28 in the back-half of the two game series in a 4 p.m. contest.