BOSTON, Mass. - Four different Terriers scored goals as the Boston University women's ice hockey team downed the University of Windsor, 4-1, Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena. The victory marked the fifth straight year the Terriers won their exhibition game against a Canadian opponent.
BU and Windsor exchanged goals in the first period before the Terriers scored three unanswered markers during the final two frames. Senior Jillian Kirchner, sophomores Jill Cardella and Britt Hergesheimer and freshman Louise Warren scored for BU. The Terriers outshot Windsor, 25-20, while being edged in faceoffs, 29-26.
BU jumped out to an early 1-0 just 12 seconds into the game. Sophomore Taylor Holze collected the puck near the top of the right faceoff circle and sent a pass down to Cardella in the near corner, where she slid the puck to the front of the net. Hergesheimer gathered the pass and fired a shot past Windsor netminder Kasey Martin.
The Lancers answered 1:09 later with a goal from Candace Rapchak. Manon Davis sent a cross-crease pass to Rapchak at the left post, where she stuffed the puck past sophomore Alissa Fromkin, who made six saves in the first period.
In the middle frame, the Terriers grabbed a 3-1 advantage. Senior Lauren Cherewyk, who was skating through the neutral zone, sent a pass to Warren at the blue line. The Pembroke, Ont., native maneuvered around a Windsor defenseman, cut across the crease and sent a backhand attempt through the goaltender's pads at 57 seconds.
Cardella collected her second point of the game with a goal at 7:25 of the second period. Holze sent the puck to the Rochester, N.Y., native at the bottom of the left circle, where she fired a shot over Martin's shoulder. Freshman Kerrin Sperry played between the pipes for the Terriers in the second period and collected seven saves.
The Terriers added a fourth marker in the final stanza to account for the 4-1 final. From the blue line, freshman Anya Battaglino slid a pass to Kirchner below the goal line, where her pass attempt deflected off a defender's legs and found its way to the back of the net at 15:29. Freshman Braly Hiller accumulated five saves in her lone period of work.
The Terriers open their regular season at North Dakota on Oct. 2-3, while the Windsor returns to Canada for a matchup with the Western Mustangs on Oct. 8.