Three-Goal First Period Propels Boston University Past Clarkson, 5-2
Senior forward Marie-Philip Poulin posts two goals and assist for Terriers

Senior forward Marie-Philip Poulin had two goals and an assist for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:50  BU1-0 EV Marie-Philip Poulin (3)Sarah Lefort/4, Shannon Doyle/2
1st 3:50  BU2-0 EV Rebecca Leslie (3)Rebecca Russo/3, Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/1
1st 18:47  BU3-0 EV GW Victoria Bach (2)Jordan Juron/1, Alexis Woloschuk/1
2nd 7:11  CLK1-3 EV Christine Lambert (1)Olivia Howe/1, Jessica Gillham/1
2nd 15:21  BU4-1 EV Jordan Juron (1)Marie-Philip Poulin/1, Samantha Sutherland/2
3rd 11:39  CLK2-4 EV Cayley Mercer (4) -
3rd 18:50  BU5-2 EV EN Marie-Philip Poulin (4)Kayla Tutino/2, Sarah Lefort/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  3115
Clarkson  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  99523
Clarkson  661123
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (3-1-0)  0/1 3/6 0
Clarkson (3-3-0)  0/2 2/4 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (W, 1-1-0)60:002 651021
Clarkson Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shea Tiley (L, 3-3-0)40:004 68014
Emily Horn19:270 0044
Empty Net0:331     

POTSDAM, N.Y. - Thanks in part to a three-goal first period, the sixth-ranked Boston University women's ice hockey team completed a weekend sweep of No. 7 Clarkson with a 5-2 victory on Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena.

Ten different Terriers had a point, including four different goal scorers. BU took back-to-back games from the defending national champion to improve to 3-1-0 while Clarkson dropped to 3-3-0.

Senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin tallied twice, including the empty-netter that sealed the victory, as well as added an assist for a three-point afternoon. Freshmen Victoria Bach and Rebecca Leslie lit the lamp, as did junior Jordan Juron, who also had an assist for a two-point day. Freshman Erin O'Neil stopped 21 shots to preserve her first collegiate victory.

Eleven different Terriers collected a point, including the first assists of the season for juniors Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and Alexis Woloschuk. Junior Sarah Lefort logged two assists while senior Shannon Doyle, junior Rebecca Russo, sophomore Samantha Sutherland and junior Kayla Tutino each had a helper as well.

Poulin gave BU a 1-0 advantage just 50 seconds into the proceedings after a strong opening shift. She began the sequence by recovering the puck in the right corner and dishing it back to Doyle at the right point. Doyle's shot was knocked down in front, but Lefort was stationed perfectly to box-out a defender and leave the puck for Poulin, who deposited her second goal in as many games.

Just three minutes later, the Terriers took a 2-0 lead. Ribeirinha-Braga began the play with a great outlet pass from her own zone to Russo, who skated in alone up the left wing and put a shot on target. It was stopped, but Leslie crashed the net and knocked home the rebound. Leslie's third goal of the season was confirmed following a video review.

Bach extended the lead to 3-0 thanks to another nice play in the Terriers defensive zone. Woloschuk rimmed the puck around the boards to Juron along the left half-wall. She chipped the puck free to Bach, who took it and created a 2-on-1 rush into the Clarkson zone. She skated into the left circle before unleashing a wrist shot that beat Tiley high to the glove side.

In the second period, Clarkson got a goal back moments after the Terriers successfully killed a penalty, but Juron restored their three-goal lead with 1:13 remaining in the stanza. Sutherland carried the puck into the offensive zone on the left wing and lifted the puck to Poulin, who was streaking down the middle. The senior captain knocked the puck down and got a shot off that Tiley turned aside. However, Juron was quick to jump on the rebound, and she backhanded the puck home.

O'Neil made 10 saves in the final frame, and despite allowing a goal at the 11:39 juncture of the period, played her best hockey in the last 20 minutes. Clarkson earned an offensive-zone faceoff with 1:42 remaining in regulation and pulled its goaltender. The Terriers won the draw, however, and after sustaining possession in the Golden Knights' end, Lefort and Tutino combined to set up Poulin for an empty-netter with 1:10 to play.

BU will open league play next weekend when the Terriers travel to Maine to face the Black Bears on Oct. 24 and 25.