|1st||0:43||PSU||1-0||EV||Laura Bowman (1)||Jill Holdcroft/1, Kelly Seward/1|
|1st||5:37||PSU||2-0||EV||Emily Laurenzi (1)||Hannah England/1, Victoria Samuelsson/1|
|1st||10:14||PSU||3-0||PP||Bella Sutton (1)||-|
|1st||15:44||BU||1-3||EV||Sarah Lefort (1)||-|
|2nd||14:14||BU||2-3||EV||Victoria Bach (1)||Rebecca Leslie/3|
|3rd||6:42||PSU||4-2||EV GW||Hannah Hoenshell (1)||Emily Laurenzi/1, Hannah England/2|
|3rd||7:22||PSU||5-2||EV||Christi Vetter (1)||Sarah Nielsen/1, Jordin Pardoski/1|
|3rd||15:11||BU||3-5||EV||Rebecca Russo (3)||Victoria Bach/3, Rebecca Leslie/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Penn State (1-2-0)||1/3||2/4||0|
|Boston University (2-1-0)||0/2||3/6||0|
|Penn State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Celine Whitlinger (W, 1-1-0)||60:00||3||9||13||16||38|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (L, 2-1-0)||57:31||5||9||7||5||21|
BOSTON - The No. 7/8 Boston University women's ice hockey team dropped a 5-3 decision to Penn State on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first period, BU (2-1-0) nearly pulled off its third come-from-behind victory of the season, but Penn State (1-2-0) scored twice in the third period to seal its first win of the year. The Terriers got within one at 3-2 after 40 minutes thanks to goals from senior Sarah Lefort and sophomore Victoria Bach, with senior Rebecca Russo's third goal of the year coming in the final frame.
Sophomore Rebecca Leslie tallied two assists for the Terriers, with Bach also enjoying a two-point night with an assist on Russo's marker. Junior Victoria Hanson made 21 saves between the pipes.
The Nittany Lions opened the scoring 43 seconds into the proceedings and added two more to take a 3-0 lead with only 10:43 off the clock. Lefort responded at the 15:44 mark with her first goal of the year after capitalizing on a turnover. She intercepted an outlet pass and brought the puck back into the PSU zone. She attempted a pass to classmate Kayla Tutino, which was blocked by a Penn State defender. The puck caromed back to Lefort, however, and she beat Celine Whitlinger (38 saves).
Bach brought BU with one at the 14:14 juncture of the second stanza. She kept a play alive in the offensive zone and eventually finished from the top of the crease for her first goal of the season.
Despite amassing 40 shots for the third straight tilt, BU was only able to score once more, and it was after the Nittany Lions tallied twice in a 30-second span to take a 5-2 lead. Leslie and Bach worked the puck behind the net and Bach eventually got it out front to Russo, who lit the lamp for the third time in as many games.
The Terriers pulled Hanson in favor of an extra attacker at two separate points in the final minutes of the contest but Whitlinger made five saves when the BU net was empty to preserve the win for the Nittany Lions.
BU and Penn State will meet once more on Saturday at 3 p.m.