|1st||7:12||UNH||1-0||PP||Julia Fedeski (2)||Amy Boucher/1, Jonna Curtis/4|
|1st||18:10||UNH||2-0||PP||Jonna Curtis (6)||Julia Fedeski/3|
|2nd||5:05||BU||1-2||EV||Kayla Tutino (2)||Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/3, Victoria Bach/6|
|2nd||8:00||UNH||3-1||EV||Amy Schlagel (3)||Jonna Curtis/5, Taylor Wenczkowski/4|
|2nd||12:37||BU||2-3||EV||Sammy Davis (6)||Sarah Steele/3, Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/4|
|3rd||3:46||BU||3-3||EV||Sammy Davis (7)||Kayla Tutino/2, Victoria Bach/7|
|3rd||6:36||BU||4-3||EV GW||Victoria Bach (3)||Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/5, Kayla Tutino/3|
|3rd||11:07||BU||5-3||EV||Maddie Elia (4)||Rebecca Leslie/8, Rebecca Russo/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (5-4-0)||0/4||9/18||0|
|New Hampshire (1-8-0)||2/9||5/10||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (W, 3-1-0)||60:00||3||12||16||8||36|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 1-5-0)||57:02||5||11||6||9||26|
DURHAM, N.H. - Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) recorded a goal and two assists but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was defeated 5-3 by Boston University at the Whittemore Center on Sunday afternoon.
UNH, which recorded a 39-31 shot advantage, is now 1-8-0 overall and 1-4-0 in Hockey East. BU improved to 5-4-0, 4-1-0.
Curtis matched her career high of two assists and tied her season high of three points. Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ontario) recorded a goal and an assist to match her career-high two points. Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) netted UNH's other goal, and both Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alberta) and Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, N.H.) tallied an assist.
Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) made 11 of her 26 saves in the first period. BU counterpart Erin O'Neil stopped 12 shots in the first period and 16 in the second as part of 36-save effort.
Victoria Bach and Kayla Tutino both recorded a goal and two assists for the Terriers, who also received multiple-point efforts from Sammy Davis (two goals) and Lillian Braga (three assists). Maddie Elia potted BU's other goal.
UNH returns to action Nov. 7 (2 p.m.) at Providence College. The Wildcats' next home game is Nov. 14 (3 p.m.) vs. Boston College. Tickets for that game at the Whittemore Center and all other women's ice hockey home games are available by calling 603-862-4000, ext. 5 or visiting www.unhwildcats.com
The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead in the first period on a pair of power-play goals. Fedeski struck first when she one-time a slapshot into the goal at 7:12. Boucher, with the pass back to the slot from the left circle, and Curtis set up the tally.
With 8:30 remaining in the opening stanza, Bach was dragged down in the low slot and the Terriers were awarded a penalty shot. She skated down the middle and pulled the puck to her forehand but Vaaattovaara made the save to keep the 'Cats in front, 1-0.
Curtis extended the lead to 2-0 at 18:10 when she snapped a shot from the left faceoff dot into the net. Fedeski, who carried the puck into the slot, was credited with an assist.
BU closed within 2-1 at 5:05 of the second stanza on Tutino's goal that was set up by Braga and Bach.
UNH reestablished a two-goal lead, 3-1, at 8:00. Schlagel corralled Curtis' outlet pass at center ice and, in the high slot, executed a toe-drag around a defender to the right before roofing a close-range shot under the crossbar. Tenczkowski also picked up an assist on the tally.
Boston University closed the game with four unanswered goals, however, to rally for the victory.
Davis once again made it a one-goal margin, 3-2, when her shot from the right circle sailed inside the far post at 12:37 of the second period. Sarah Steele, who kept the puck in the offensive zone at the right point and passed to Davis, and Braga were credited with assists on the goal, which came just two seconds after a BU power play ended.
Davis tied the score, 3-3, at 3:46 of the third period when her screened shot through a defender from the slot went between Vaattovaara's leg pads. Tutino and Bach assisted.
The Terriers took their first lead of the game, 4-3, at 6:36. Tutino won control of the puck in the left circle and swung a pass to the top for Braga, whose shot was stopped by Vaattovaara. Bach corralled the rebound in the slot, however, and deposited the puck into the net.
BU extended the advantage to 5-3 at 11:07 when Rebecca Leslie carried the puck down the left circle and her centering pass was one-timed by Elia from the slot into the net. Rebecca Russo was also credited with an assist.
UNH pulled Vaattovaara in favor of an extra skater with 2:55 remaining in regulation and gained a two-skater advantage when the visitors were whistled for tripping 15 seconds later. The Wildcats were forced to the neutral zone with just over two minutes to play, but quickly reentered the attack zone and a Sarah Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) slapshot from the left circle was stopped by O'Neil.
Boucher won the ensuing faceoff and the Wildcats maintained possession in the offensive zone, but Schlagel fired two shots wide of the cage and another shot by Carlson was blocked by Tutino.
A pair of Terriers sent length-of-the-ice clears toward the empty net, but both were off target. Back in the UNH attack zone, Boucher shot wide and then BU returned to full strength. O'Neil made one more save in the last 20 seconds to secure the win.