BOSTON - Junior Isabel Menard scored her first goal as a Terrier and goaltender Kerrin Sperry made 37 saves, but a hat-trick from Monique Lamoreux-Kolls propelled No. 7 North Dakota to a 5-1 win over No. 2/3 Boston University on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (1-1-0) is now 2-2-1 all-time against the Fighting Sioux (1-1-0) after splitting this weekend's series.
North Dakota made it 1-0 with just 35 seconds remaining in the first period when Lamoreux-Kolls took a feed from Andrea Dalen and deposited it past Sperry. Jocelyne Lamoreux had the second assist on the power play goal.
The Fighting Sioux took a 2-0 lead when Josefine Jakobse slid the puck across the goalmouth to Alyssa Wiebe, who beat Sperry. The goal came at 10:35 of the second stanza.
North Dakota took a 3-0 lead into the second intermission with a goal at the 18:51 mark of the second stanza. Lamoreux sent the puck towards goal, and Lamoreux-Kolls tipped it home for her second goal of the game.
BU applied good pressure in the second period, as the Terriers put 12 shots on goal and earned five power plays in the frame thanks to aggressive play in the offensive end.
Weibe potted her second goal of the contest at the 9:04 mark of the third period thanks to a nice pass across the offensive zone from Lamoreux. Kayla Berg made a pass to Lamoreux to set up the play and help give the Fighting Sioux a 4-1 lead.
Menard cut the North Dakota lead to 4-1 thanks to some good work from her teammates. Senior defenseman Kasey Boucher, as she was going off for a line change, dished the puck up the left wing to Taylor Holze. The junior forward then broke into the offensive zone with Menard, finally dishing the puck to her teammate, who deposited it past Stephanie Ney (31 saves). The goal completed a four point weekend for Menard (1-3-4).
Lamoreux-Kolls completed her hat-trick with 30 seconds remaining in regulation. The Terriers, on the power play, pulled Sperry in favor of an extra attacker, and Lamoreux-Kolls was able to get the puck in her own zone and send it the length of the ice into the open net.
The Terrier penalty killers did an excellent job, holding the Fighting Sioux to just 1-for-7 with the player-advantage.
BU will return to the ice on Friday, October 7, when the Terriers host Niagara at Walter Brown Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.