|2nd||7:49||PSU||1-0||EV||Laura Bowman (2)||Amy Petersen/1|
|2nd||15:13||BU||1-1||EV||Samantha Sutherland (1)||Rebecca Leslie/5, Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/2|
|2nd||16:37||BU||2-1||EV GW||Rebecca Leslie (2)||Rebecca Russo/2, Victoria Bach/4|
|3rd||15:31||BU||3-1||PP||Sammy Davis (4)||Rebecca Leslie/6, Rebecca Russo/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Penn State (1-3-0)||0/3||3/6||0|
|Boston University (3-1-0)||1/3||3/6||0|
|Penn State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Hannah Ehresmann (L, 0-2-0)||58:10||3||11||17||6||34|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (W, 1-0-0)||60:00||1||9||7||11||27|
BOSTON - Sophomore Rebecca Leslie factored on all three goals to help lift the No. 7/8 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 3-1 win over Penn State on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (3-1-0) secured a split of its weekend series with Penn State (1-3-0) thanks to three unanswered goals over the final two periods after falling behind, 1-0, halfway through the game. All three of the Terriers' victories this season have been after they surrendered the first goal.
Leslie recorded her third straight multi-point game on Saturday thanks to a pair of assists as well as her third goal of the year, which broke a 1-1 tie late in the second period. Junior Samantha Sutherland and freshman Sammy Davis also lit the lamp, while senior Rebecca Russo added two assists. Senior Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and sophomore Victoria Bach each had a helper as well.
Sophomore Erin O'Neil was sharp between the pipes for the Terriers, stopping 27 of the 28 shots she faced, including all 11 in the third period, for her first win of the season. BU outshot the Nittany Lions, 37-28, and the Terriers have now averaged 42.25 shots on goal per game over their first four contests.
After a scoreless first period, Penn State got on the board 7:49 into the second stanza when Laura Bowman's wrist shot found its way past O'Neil. The Terriers responded at the 15:13 mark of the frame after sustained time in the PSU zone. Sutherland attempted two shots on goal from the top of the crease, with the second one sneaking past Hannah Ehresmann (34 saves) for Sutherland's first marker of the campaign.
Leslie gave BU the lead for good just 1:24 after Sutherland's strike. Bach forced a neutral-zone turnover and Leslie picked the puck up just before the blue line. She dished to Russo and the duo entered the Penn State zone. Russo saucered an inch-perfect pass to Leslie, who one-timed it past Ehresmann.
Davis added an insurance goal with 4:29 remaining in regulation during a Terrier power-play chance. Russo gained the blue line and skated to the left corner before dishing to Leslie in front. The sophomore was denied, but Davis knocked home the rebound for her fourth goal of the season.
Penn State pulled Ehresmann in favor of an extra attacker in the waning minutes and had a flurry of chances, but O'Neil and the Terrier defense combined to keep the Nittany Lions from clawing back into the contest.
Two top-10 tilts are on tap for the Terriers next weekend when they welcome No. 5 Clarkson to Walter Brown Arena for a weekend series. Puck drop on Friday night is slated for 7 p.m.