Boston University Falls to Boston Blades, 5-3, in Exhibition Play

Sophomore forward Samantha Sutherland scored two goals for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:22  BBL1-0 EV Alyssa GagliardiDru Burns, Jillian Dempsey
2nd 1:20  BU1-1 EV Samantha SutherlandShannon Stoneburgh
2nd 3:56  BBL2-1 EV Megan MyersJanine Weber
2nd 8:23  BU2-2 PP Samantha SutherlandMarie-Philip Poulin, Shannon Doyle
3rd 4:33  BBL3-2 EV Hilary KnightJillian Dempsey
3rd 17:47  BU3-3 EV Victoria BachSarah Steele
3rd 19:13  BBL4-3 EV GW Rachel LlanesHilary Knight, Kelly Cooke
3rd 19:42  BBL5-3 EV EN Casey PickettTara Watchorn
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston Blades  1135
Boston University  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston Blades  115824
Boston University  818935
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston Blades  0/3 5/10 0
Boston University  1/5 3/6 0
Boston Blades Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Genevieve Lacasse31:272 89017
Brittany Ott (W)28:331 07815
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Victoria Hanson31:242 104014
Erin O'Neil (L)27:512 0055
Empty Net0:451     

BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Samantha Sutherland scored twice and freshman Victoria Bach tied the game late in the third period, but the sixth-ranked Boston University women's ice hockey team was defeated, 5-3, by the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.

The entertaining exhibition was preceded by a banner raising ceremony honoring the 2013-14 Hockey East championship team. Former Terriers Braly Hiller and Kerrin Sperry were joined by fellow 2014 graduate and current Blades skater Kaleigh Fratkin for the ceremony as banners recognizing the program's fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance and third straight league title were raised to the rafters. 2012 graduate and 2014 Olympic gold medalist Tara Watchorn also skated for the Blades on Saturday.

Sutherland twice tied the game with both of her goals coming in the second stanza. Seniors Shannon Doyle, Shannon Stoneburgh and Marie-Philip Poulin all had an assist as did sophomore Sarah Steele. Bach made it a 3-3 game with 2:13 remaining in regulation, but Rachel Llanes retook the lead with 46.9 seconds to play before Casey Pickett followed with an empty-netter. Sophomore Victoria Hanson started the game between the pipes for the Terriers and made 14 saves. Erin O'Neil took over in the middle of the second period and recorded five saves.

The Blades grabbed a late first-period goal to take a 1-0 lead into the intermission, but Sutherland quickly got the Terriers on the board in the second stanza. Stoneburgh fired a shot from the point that ended up on Sutherland's stick at the goal line to goaltender Genevieve Lacasse's right. Sutherland's first shot was stopped, but the rebound came right back to her and she converted on the second chance.

Megan Myers made it 2-1 moments later, but Sutherland once again tied the score thanks to a 5-on-3 power-play goal. Poulin and Doyle cycled the puck and eventually found Sutherland at the right post. The sophomore finished the play for the Terriers lone power-play tally in five chances. BU played a disciplined game and took just three penalties.

U.S. Olympian Hilary Knight gave the Blades a lead 4:33 into the final frame before Bach brought BU back to even for the third time on the afternoon. Steele provided the assist on the goal which came thanks to a wicked wrist shot from the left circle.

BU will return to its regular-season schedule next weekend when the Terriers trek to Potsdam, New York, to face the defending national champion, Clarkson. Puck drop on both Friday and Saturday is set for 3 p.m.