|1st||7:48||HAR||1-0||PP||Miye D'Oench (6)||Samantha Reber/4, Michelle Picard/2|
|2nd||10:27||BU||1-1||PP GT||Samantha Sutherland (1)||Victoria Bach/3, Sarah Lefort/10|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (8-3-2)||1/4||1/2||0|
|Emerance Maschmeyer (T, 0-1-2)||65:00||1||10||9||11||4||34|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (T, 5-1-1)||65:00||1||4||7||2||3||16|
BOSTON - Sophomore Samantha Sutherland scored halfway through the second stanza and classmate Victoria Hanson made 16 saves to help the No. 7 Boston University women's ice hockey team secure a 1-1 draw with No. 6 Harvard on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (8-3-2) and Harvard (2-1-2) needed overtime for the second straight time thanks to Sutherland's first goal of the season. She tied the game with 10:27 remaining in the second period. The Terriers were the better team through most of the contest and especially in the third period, outshooting the Crimson, 11-2, in the final 20 minutes of regulation.
Freshman Victoria Bach and junior Sarah Lefort each assisted on Sutherland's goal. Bach extended her point streak to six games while Lefort now leads the Terriers with 10 assists this season. Sophomore Victoria Hanson was sharp when she needed to be, making 16 saves to bring her record to 5-1-1.
It was a disciplined effort by the Terriers on Friday, with BU only going to the penalty box once. The Crimson capitalized on its one power-play chance, however at the 7:48 mark of the first frame. Michelle Picard and Samantha Reber set up Miye D'Oench for a shot from the left circle that took a deflection and snuck past Hanson.
The Terriers' best chance of the period came later after a good forecheck from junior Dakota Woodworth. She forced a turnover and quickly fired a shot on goal, but Emerance Maschmeyer (34 saves) fought it off. Bach had a look from the other faceoff circle moments later, but once again Maschmeyer made the save.
It appeared as if the Terriers may have evened the score early in the second stanza, but Lefort's bid was ruled to have not completely crossed the line, and the original call of no goal stood. Minutes later, senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin deftly dangled through the Crimson defense and drew a holding call that led to the Terriers' first power-play bid of the game.
Sutherland tied the game, 1-1, on the ensuing power play. Harvard won the faceoff but ceded control of the puck to the Terriers, who did an excellent job of cycling in the Crimson zone. Lefort eventually got the puck below the right circle and skated towards the slot before slyly sending the puck down low to Bach. She attempted to find senior Shannon Doyle who was cutting towards the top of the crease, but the puck slid under Doyle's stick and onto the tape of Sutherland, who finished at the left post.
It was all BU in the third period but the Terriers were unable to solve Maschmeyer. Bach found sophomore Natalie Flynn with a great feed as Flynn fled for the far post, but Flynn's tip attempt slid inches wide. BU also composed a couple of good looks in the final minute of regulation, but after 60 minutes the game remained tied.
In the evenly-played extra session, the Terriers outshot the Crimson, 4-3, with Hanson needed a pair of huge stops to maintain the status quo. Her best stop of overtime came when she used her blocker to turn aside a point-blank bid from D'Oench. In the waning seconds, junior Kayla Tutino tried to wrap the puck around the cage and tuck it into the left post, but her diving effort was unable to get over the goal line and the teams shared the spoils.
BU will return to Hockey East play on Sunday afternoon when the Terriers conclude their three-game homestand against New Hampshire. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m.