|1st||2:56||WIS||1-0||EV||Annie Pankowski (19)||Mellissa Channell/17|
|1st||15:54||WIS||2-0||EV GW||Katarina Zgraja (3)||Maddie Rolfes/10, Blayre Turnbull/20|
|2nd||15:43||WIS||3-0||EV||Annie Pankowski (20)||Karley Sylvester/25, Katarina Zgraja/3|
|2nd||18:59||WIS||4-0||EV||Emily Clark (12)||Baylee Wellhausen/6|
|3rd||12:07||WIS||5-0||PP||Jenny Ryan (3)||Blayre Turnbull/21, Courtney Burke/20|
|3rd||17:07||BU||1-5||EV||Victoria Bach (20)||Rebecca Leslie/17|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (25-9-3)||0/3||7/14||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (L, 16-5-2)||56:56||5||12||18||10||40|
|Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 26-6-4)||60:00||1||7||9||4||20|
MADISON, Wis. - The No. 5 Boston University women's ice hockey team was defeated by No. 4/3 Wisconsin, 5-1, in an NCAA quarterfinal contest on Saturday afternoon at LaBahn Arena.
BU finishes its 2014-15 season with a 25-9-3 record. The four-time defending Hockey East champion was playing in its sixth straight NCAA tournament in the 10th year of the program. The Terriers won 20 games for the fifth straight season en route to the fifth league tournament title in 10 seasons.
The collegiate careers of Sarah Bayersdorfer, Shannon Doyle, Marie-Philip Poulin and Shannon Stoneburgh came to an end on Saturday. All four players were integral parts of Terrier teams that advanced to the 2013 NCAA championship contest and won four Hockey East trophies. Poulin leaves BU as the program's all-time leader in goals (81), assists (100) and points (181).
Freshman Victoria Bach notched her 20th goal of the season for the Terriers, with classmate Rebecca Leslie picking up her 17th assist of the season on the play. Sophomore Victoria Hanson made a career-high 40 saves for the Terriers, with classmate Mia Becker finishing the game between the pipes and stopping three shots.
Wisconsin (29-6-4) opened the scoring 2:56 into the proceedings when Annie Pankowski converted on a breakaway chance. The Badgers then made it 2-0 late in the frame when a Badger shot had eyes through traffic and past Hanson.
Doyle had the Terriers' best chance of the first period shortly after the opening goal to nearly tie the game, 1-1. Poulin found Doyle in the right circle, but Ann-Renee Desbiens (20 saves) somehow snagged the shot that appeared earmarked for the top right corner.
Junior Rebecca Russo also had a great chance in the opening 20 minutes when she nearly capitalized on a rebound after sophomore Maddie Elia created a scoring chance. Russo's bid was also turned aside by Desbiens, who kicked her leg out to deny Russo.
Pankowski made it 3-0 at the 15:43 mark of the second stanza before Emily Clark extended the lead to 4-0 before the horn sounded. Hanson made 18 saves in the second period and did well to try and keep her team in the contest.
BU had a five-minute power-play chance 7:30 into the third period but was unable to get a puck past Desbiens. The Terriers then took a pair of penalties with less than two minutes remaining on the power play, which ultimately led to a Jenny Ryan marker.
Bach's goal came with 2:53 to play in the contest. Leslie forced a turnover behind the Badger net and Bach wrapped around the cage before sliding the puck past Desbiens. The Terriers have yet to be shut out in an NCAA tournament tilt.
The Terriers will return 20 players to next year's roster, including transfer Alexis Crossley, who had to sit out the 2014-15 season due to Hockey East transfer rules. Two Hockey East All-Stars in Kayla Tutino and Sarah Lefort will also be back, as will Bach, the reigning WHEA Rookie of the Year.