Boston University Defeated By Cornell, 4-2

Senior defenseman Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga scored a goal for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:49  COR1-0 PP Cassandra Poudrier (2)Micah Hart/3, Jess Brown/3
1st 8:26  BU1-1 PP Sarah Lefort (5)Rebecca Leslie/18, Alexis Crossley/3
1st 9:14  BU2-1 EV Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga (1)Alexis Woloschuk/5, Dakota Woodworth/4
1st 15:11  COR2-2 EV Taylor Woods (3)Sydney Smith/3, Pippy Gerace/1
2nd 2:32  COR3-2 EV GW Pippy Gerace (3)Cassandra Poudrier/4, Erin O'Connor/3
2nd 19:44  COR4-2 EV Jess Brown (2)Sarah Knee/1, Kaitlin Doering/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Cornell  2204
Boston University  2002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Cornell  66517
Boston University  671023
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Cornell (4-5-2)  1/3 7/14 0
Boston University (10-7-0)  1/7 4/16 0
Cornell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Marlene Boissonnault (W, 2-1-0)60:002 471021
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Victoria Hanson (L, 4-5-0)40:004 4408
Erin O'Neil16:220 0055
Empty Net3:380     

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Seniors Sarah Lefort and Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga each lit the lamp but the Boston University women's ice hockey team was fell to Cornell, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

Playing in the Windjammer Classic hosted by the University of Vermont, BU (10-7-0) saw its four-game win streak get snapped by Cornell (4-5-2). Both goals came in the first period, with Lefort extending her point streak to five games. Sophomore Rebecca Leslie and junior Alexis Crossley assisted on Lefort's marker while seniors Alexis Woloschuk and Dakota Woodworth had the helpers on Ribeirinha-Braga's goal.

Junior Victoria Hanson got the start between the pipes and made eight saves through two periods before sophomore Erin O'Neil stopped all five shots she saw in the third period.

After Cornell capitalized on a 5-on-3 advantage to take a 1-0 lead, Lefort tied it on the Terriers' first power-play chance of the game. Crossley found Leslie at the left circle, and the sophomore sent a perfect cross-zone pass to a wide-open Lefort. The senior made no mistake for her fifth marker of the season.

Ribeirinha-Braga made it 2-1 just 48 seconds later with her first goal of the season. Following some hard work by freshman Sammy Davis and junior Samantha Sutherland, the puck was freed to Woodworth at the left half-wall. She quickly dished it to Woloschuk, and she passed it over to Ribeirinha-Braga at the top of the zone. The senior's shot took a deflection in front and went past Marlene Boissonnault.

Cornell scored twice in the second stanza, including a goal with 16 seconds to play in the period, to take a 4-2 lead into the final 20 minutes. Lefort nearly got a goal back mere moments into the third period, but she was twice denied after she collected her own rebound.

The Terriers had four power-play chances in the final frame but were unable to convert. Cornell nearly made it 5-2 after one of those opportunities but O'Neil made a spectacular save on a breakaway bid to keep the deficit at just two goals.

Head coach Brian Durocher twice elected to pull O'Neil in favor of an extra attacker, including once with 5:30 remaining and the Terriers on a power play, but BU was unable to score on either occasion.

BU will look to get back on track tomorrow when the Terriers take on Ohio State at 1 p.m.