|2nd||8:48||BU||1-0||EV||Dakota Woodworth (1)||Victoria Bach/1, Kayla Tutino/1|
|2nd||10:15||BU||2-0||EV GW||Marie-Philip Poulin (2)||Sarah Lefort/3|
|2nd||10:34||CLK||1-2||EV||Erin Ambrose (2)||Cayley Mercer/4, Geneviève Bannon/2|
|3rd||2:49||BU||3-1||EV||Sarah Lefort (2)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (2-1-0)||0/2||3/6||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (W, 2-0-0)||60:00||1||6||5||8||19|
|Shea Tiley (L, 3-2-0)||59:14||3||11||4||6||21|
POTSDAM, N.Y. - Junior Sarah Lefort scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner to help lift the No. 6 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory over No. 7 Clarkson on Friday afternoon at Cheel Arena.
BU (2-1-0) used two second-period goals and an insurance marker from Lefort to help seal the victory over the 2014 NCAA champion Clarkson (3-2-0). Junior Dakota Woodworth and senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin also lit the lamp for the Terriers while junior Kayla Tutino and freshman Victoria Bach each added an assist. Sophomore Victoria Hanson stopped 19 shots to improve to 2-0.
Hanson was sharp through the first 20 minutes, stopping all six shots she faced, including a few that came through traffic in front of the net. The Terriers outshot the Golden Knights, 11-6, in the opening period with the best chance coming thanks to a nice pass from junior Rebecca Russo to sophomore Maddie Elia, but Elia's bid in tight was gloved down by Shea Tiley (21 saves).
Woodworth opened the scoring after some nice passing through the neutral zone. All five players on the ice touched the puck to set up the goal, beginning with junior Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga getting the puck to her defensive partner Sarah Steele. The sophomore pushed it forward to Tutino, who then backhanded the puck to Bach. The freshman skated up the right wing into the Clarkson zone before saucering the puck to Woodworth, who finished for her first goal of the year.
Poulin increased the Terriers' lead to 2-0 just 1:27 after Woodworth's marker, and the play began with her winning the puck free in the BU zone. She skated around the net and sent an outlet pass to Lefort, who carried the puck into the offensive zone. Poulin kept going towards goal and Lefort found her in front for the senior captain's second strike of the season.
Clarkson called timeout after Poulin's goal and answered with one of its own to make it a 2-1 game entering the final frame. Lefort restored the Terriers' two-goal advantage, however, just 2:49 into the period. The Terriers attempted to get the puck deep in the Clarkson zone, but the puck was knocked down by a Golden Knight defender. The puck came right out to Lefort, however, who skated back into the zone and uncorked a wrist shot into the top corner for her second goal of the season.
BU bore down defensively in the final 17 minutes and Hanson finished the period with eight saves. The Terriers faced a 6-on-4 Clarkson power play in the final 45.9 seconds as the Golden Knights pulled Tiley, but senior Shannon Doyle made two crucial plays, including a blocked shot, to help preserve the victory. Hanson also made two strong stops from in close during that span as part of her 19-save triumph.
The two teams will face off again on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.