|1st||8:33||BU||1-0||SH||Rebecca Russo (6)||Rebecca Leslie/5|
|2nd||2:01||YAL||1-1||EV||Jamie Haddad (1)||Courtney Pensavalle/2, Janelle Ferrara/3|
|2nd||17:35||YAL||2-1||PP||Courtney Pensavalle (2)||Taylor Marchin/6|
|2nd||18:41||BU||2-2||SH||Kayla Tutino (1)||Sarah Lefort/7|
|2nd||19:00||YAL||3-2||PP||Courtney Pensavalle (3)||Taylor Marchin/7, Phoebe Staenz/5|
|3rd||1:39||BU||3-3||PP||Victoria Bach (4)||Shannon Doyle/6, Kayla Tutino/6|
|3rd||16:02||BU||4-3||PP||Sarah Lefort (6)||Shannon Doyle/7, Maddie Elia/5|
|3rd||17:57||YAL||4-4||EV EA GT||Eden Murray (3)||Krista Yip-Chuck/2, Janelle Ferrara/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (6-2-1)||2/7||6/15||2|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (T, 3-2-1)||64:35||4||10||5||7||2||24|
|Jaimie Leonoff (T, 2-2-1)||64:15||4||9||12||8||4||33|
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Juniors Rebecca Russo and Kayla Tutino each tallied a shorthanded goal as the No. 6 Boston University women's ice hockey team skated to a penalty-plagued 4-4 draw at Yale on Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink.
BU (6-2-1, 3-1-0 WHEA) scored all four of its goals via special teams, with freshman Victoria Bach and junior Sarah Lefort each converting a power-play opportunity. Both of their goals came in a frantic final frame, with BU erasing a 3-2 deficit thanks to Bach's goal early in the period before Lefort pushed the Terriers in front with mere minutes remaining in regulation. Yale pulled its goaltender with just under three minutes to play and capitalized with the extra attacker to force the stalemate.
Senior Shannon Doyle had the primary assist on both power-play markers to extend her point streak to six games. Lefort and Tutino each had an assist as well for a two-point afternoon. Sophomore Maddie Elia and freshman Rebecca Leslie each assisted on a goal with Leslie's point her fifth in the last four fixtures. Freshman Erin O'Neil stopped 24 shots between the pipes, making several spectacular saves along the way.
The teams combined for 34 penalty minutes on Saturday and both squads scored twice on the power play. BU notched two shorthanded goals in a game for the first time since Feb. 26, 2012, when the Terriers tallied three in a 9-1 win over New Hampshire in a Hockey East quarterfinal.
Russo got the Terriers on the board first with her third career shorthanded goal. The Westport, Connecticut, native forced a turnover at her own blue line and quickly sent an outlet pass for Leslie in the neutral zone. Leslie skated past the Yale defense and Russo joined the play to create a 2-on-0 rush. The freshman forward dropped the puck back for Russo who beat Jaimie Leonoff (33 saves) for her sixth strike of the season.
Yale answered early in the second period to tie the game before taking its first lead of the game during a five-minute major late in the stanza. BU quickly responded with its second shorthanded strike of the contest less than a minute later. Lefort forced a turnover and sprung Tutino free with a terrific pass past the Bulldog defense. Tutino skated in alone on Leonoff and calmly finished for her first goal of the season. The 2-2 score lasted for just 19 seconds, though, as a deflected puck had eyes for the goal to give Yale a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.
Russo drew a bodychecking minor on Yale at the 1:23 mark of the third and converted on the ensuing power play 16 seconds later. Tutino got the puck to Doyle at the top of the zone and the senior defenseman rifled a shot towards goal. Bach did well to redirect the shot past Leonoff for her fourth goal of the campaign.
O'Neil made perhaps her best save of the afternoon with 11:36 left in a 3-3 game. A Yale forward stationed at the bottom of the right circle had a golden chance with an open net in front of her, but O'Neil stretched to her left and made a sensational glove stop to keep the affair level.
The Bulldogs were assessed a five-minute penalty of their own with 7:56 to play and with three seconds to go on the major Lefort deposited her sixth goal of the year. Like Bach's goal, the play was helped in large part to a rocket from Doyle, whose initial shot was turned aside by Leonoff. The long rebound came right to Lefort's stick, and the nation's leading goal-getter from a season ago made no mistake to put BU back on top with 3:58 on the clock.
Both teams had ample chances in overtime to win the game, but each goaltender came up with the necessary saves to preserve the draw. As she did in the third period, O'Neil made an outstanding glove save for one of her two stops in the extra session.
BU will return to action on Nov. 11 when the Terriers host Northeastern at Walter Brown Arena on Military Appreciation Night, with with free admission for all current/former military personnel with ID and their guests.