|1st||1:01||BU||1-0||EV||Alexis Crossley (4)||Kayla Tutino/15, Rebecca Russo/16|
|1st||18:48||MER||1-1||EV||Annie Boeckers (1)||Jillian Battista/2|
|1st||19:07.9||BU||2-1||EV||Kayla Tutino (7)||Sarah Lefort/18, Victoria Bach/17|
|2nd||1:39||BU||3-1||EV GW||Alexis Crossley (5)||Victoria Bach/18, Savannah Newton/4|
|2nd||4:39||BU||4-1||EV||Sammy Davis (12)||Samantha Sutherland/11, Rebecca Russo/17|
|2nd||9:53||MER||2-4||PP||Paige Sorensen (6)||Dominique Kremer/6|
|3rd||9:58||BU||5-2||EV||Sarah Lefort (11)||Kayla Tutino/16, Sarah Steele/5|
|3rd||10:22||BU||6-2||EV||Victoria Bach (17)||Sarah Lefort/19, Savannah Newton/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (17-9-2)||0/1||4/8||0|
|Samantha Ridgewell (L, 4-16-1)||50:12||6||18||10||7||35|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (W, 11-4-2)||53:24||2||7||3||4||14|
BOSTON - Six different Terriers tallied at least two points to help lead the Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 6-2 victory over Merrimack on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
In addition to the victory, the Terriers helped raise over $260 for the Boston chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The fundraiser was part of the team's second annual Do It For Daron Mental Health Awareness Day.
The score was tied, 1-1, late in the first period, but BU (17-9-2, 14-4-2 WHEA) scored once more before the frame ended and then pulled away from Merrimack (4-23-1, 2-15-1 WHEA) with three goals in the second stanza.
The line of senior captain Kayla Tutino, sophomore Victoria Bach and senior Sarah Lefort each had a goal and two assists to their credit on Saturday to lead the Terrier offense. Junior Alexis Crossley potted her fourth and fifth goals of the year while freshman Sammy Davis also lit the lamp. Sophomore Savannah Newton turned in the first multi-point game of her collegiate career with a pair of assists, with senior Rebecca Russo also assisting on two goals.
Juniors Samantha Sutherland and Sarah Steele also had a helper apiece as nine different Terriers got on the score sheet. Sophomore Erin O'Neil made 14 saves to earn the win, with classmate Ashlyn Aiello playing the final 6:14 of regulation and stopping two shots in her second collegiate appearance.
Crossley secured a dream start just 1:01 into the game. After the Terriers won a battle in their own zone, junior Maddie Elia worked the puck up to Tutino. After a quick pass to Russo, Tutino got the puck back and entered the Merrimack zone before sliding the puck to Crossley. The junior blue liner sent a wrister past Samantha Ridgewell (35 saves) for her fourth goal of the season.
Merrimack equalized with 1:12 to play in the period, but Tutino answered right back with 52.1 seconds left in the frame with a shot from between the circles.
It was another quick start for the Terriers to open the second stanza, and Crossley was once again the reason why. This time she fired a shot from the top of the zone that had eyes for the back of the net through traffic in front of Ridgewell at 1:39 of the period.
Davis made it 4-1 with her 12th marker of the year exactly three minutes later when she took a feed from Sutherland and converted from the slot. The Warriors got a goal back with a power-play marker halfway through the period, but the Terriers tallied twice in a span of 24 seconds to put the game completely out of reach. Lefort made it 5-2 with her 11th marker of the season before Bach notched her team-leading 17th goal of the season after a slick feed from Lefort.
The Terriers will be back in action on Tuesday in the 38th Annual Women's Beanpot at Walter Brown Arena. Following the Boston College-Harvard tilt at 5 p.m., BU and Northeastern will take the ice at 8 p.m.