|1st||10:24||BU||1-0||EV||Victoria Bach (10)||Rebecca Leslie/8, Shannon Doyle/11|
|2nd||2:33||BU||2-0||EV||Dakota Woodworth (2)||Shannon Doyle/12, Victoria Bach/5|
|2nd||4:43||BU||3-0||EV||Rebecca Leslie (6)||Victoria Bach/6|
|2nd||10:52||MNE||1-3||EV||Jillian Langtry (2)||Kristin Gilmour/1, Hailey Browne/5|
|2nd||13:03||BU||4-1||EV GW||Marie-Philip Poulin (12)||Sarah Lefort/13, Sarah Bayersdorfer/1|
|3rd||11:52||MNE||2-4||EV||Emilie Brigham (5)||Brittany Huneke/6, Jennifer More/3|
|3rd||12:18||MNE||3-4||EV||Audra Richards (7)||-|
|3rd||13:58||BU||5-3||PP||Rebecca Russo (7)||Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/8, Maddie Elia/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (13-4-2)||1/3||5/10||0|
|Meghann Treacy (L, 6-10-2)||57:30||5||15||9||7||31|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (W, 5-2-1)||60:00||3||3||16||7||26|
BOSTON, Mass. - Freshman Victoria Bach notched a career-high three points and was one of five different Terriers to light the lamp as the No. 4 Boston University women's ice hockey team defeated Maine, 5-3, on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (13-4-2, 9-3-0 WHEA) held leads of 3-0 and 4-1, but Maine (7-11-3, 6-4-1 WHEA) scored twice in a span of 26 seconds to cut the Terriers' lead to one. A power-play marker from junior Rebecca Russo provided insurance for the Terriers, who have yet to lose back-to-back games this season.
Bach factored on each of the Terriers' first three goals and finished the game as a plus-3. In addition to her career-high three points, she also had a personal-best two assists. Freshman Rebecca Leslie potted a goal and added an assist while senior Shannon Doyle had a pair of helpers. Junior Dakota Woodworth and senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin were the other two goal scorers.
Senior Sarah Bayersdorfer had one of the best games of her collegiate career as she played on the top line with Poulin and junior Sarah Lefort, collecting an assist with Lefort on Poulin's goal. Junior Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and sophomore Maddie Elia each had an assist as well. Freshman goaltender Erin O'Neil made 29 saves to earn her fifth victory of the season.
Bach got the Terriers on the board 10:24 into the proceedings. After Maine cleared its own zone, Doyle got to the puck first along the Maine bench and chipped it forward. Leslie won a battle with a Maine player near the blue line, which allowed for Bach to take the puck into the Black Bears' zone. She skated into the slot before uncorking a shot that beat Meghann Treacy top shelf for Bach's 10th goal of the season.
Woodworth extended the lead to 2-0 just 2:33 into the second stanza. Bach, who had a shot ring the post just prior to the goal, sent the puck from the corner to Doyle at the right point. Doyle fed it to Woodworth at the top of the right circle, and the junior forward turned and fired a quick wrist shot that stayed inside the post for her second strike of the season.
Leslie gave BU a 3-0 advantage just over two minutes later with Bach once again factoring in the play. This time, the freshman forward forced a turnover in the neutral zone and skated up the left wing before sliding the puck towards the middle of the Maine zone. Leslie outmuscled her defender and snuck a shot through Treacy's pads. It was Leslie's sixth marker of the season.
The Black Bears bounced back with a goal of their own halfway through the second period when Jillian Langtry tipped home a Kristin Gilmour shot. Poulin regained the Terriers' three-goal margin at the 13:03 juncture of the frame thanks to dogged work from her linemates. Bayersdorfer won the puck and Lefort picked it up in the middle of the zone before quickly dishing it to Poulin. The senior captain created space for herself in the slot before unleashing a wrister past Treacy.
Maine made a comeback bid in the last half of the third period, beginning with an Emilie Brigham goal at the 11:52 mark. Just 26 seconds later, Audra Richards cut the BU lead to 4-3. The Black Bears' momentum was stifled, however, with 6:02 remaining in regulation thanks to Russo's marker. Elia shifted the puck to Ribeirinha-Braga at the top of the zone, who then found Russo in the right circle. Russo made no mistake for her seventh goal of the season.
The Black Bears earned a power-play chance with 3:18 to play and pulled Treacy in favor of an extra attacker, but the Terriers foiled that opportunity as part of a 4-for-4 day from their penalty killers.
It will be a short week for BU as the Terriers trek to Ithaca, New York, for a Tuesday night tilt at Cornell. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.