|1st||1:48||MIN||1-0||PP||Megan Wolfe (5)||Kelly Pannek/27, Sarah Potomak/17|
|1st||6:35||MIN||2-0||SH GW||Kate Schipper (5)||-|
|1st||7:47||MIN||3-0||EV||Sarah Potomak (12)||Nicole Schammel/3, Kelly Pannek/28|
|2nd||16:30||MIN||4-0||EV||Cara Piazza (4)||Kate Schipper/8, Megan Wolfe/5|
|3rd||11:07||BU||1-4||EV||Mary Parker (17)||-|
|3rd||13:36||MIN||5-1||EV||Lee Stecklein (1)||Sarah Potomak/18, Kelly Pannek/29|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (11-7-1)||0/2||4/8||0|
|Sidney Peters (W, 15-2-2)||60:00||1||5||7||2||14|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (L, 8-4-0)||59:55||5||12||15||18||45|
BOSTON - Graduate student Mary Parker scored her 17th goal of the season and senior goaltender Victoria Hanson made a career-high 45 saves, but the Boston University women's ice hockey team was defeated by No. 2 Minnesota, 5-1, on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.
Final Score: #2 Minnesota 5, Boston University 1
Records: BU (11-7-1, 7-6-0 WHEA), #2 Minnesota (15-2-2, 12-2-2 WCHA)
Location: Walter Brown Arena - Boston, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Minnesota scored three times in the first period to take a 3-0 lead.
- The Gophers scored just 1:48 into the proceedings on the power play.
- They then took advantage of some good fortune, as a BU stick broke on a Terrier power play at the top of the offensive zone. Kate Schipper swiped the puck and went all the way to make it 2-0.
- The Gophers extended the lead to 3-0 at 7:47 of the first period.
- BU had good movement on its second power play of the period, with Parker nearly scoring on the doorstep, but the Terriers were unable to break through.
- Minnesota extended the lead to 4-0 with 3:30 to play in the middle frame in a fairly even period in which the Terriers racked up seven of their 15 shots on goal.
- Parker used a terrific individual effort to score her goal with 8:53 remaining in regulation. She forced a turnover at the BU blue line and raced up the left wing before uncorking a shot that beat Sidney Peters (14 saves).
- Senior Samantha Sutherland was robbed in that third period by a Peters glove save, and Parker also hit the post. The Gophers then sealed the game with a marker by Lee Stecklein with at the 13:36 mark.
- Parker is now tied for second in the NCAA and first in Hockey East with 17 goals.
- She has tallied a goal in 10 of her last 11 games.
- Hanson bested her previous career high of 41 saves, which she achieved in a 4-1 win over Princeton on Nov. 26.
- Two of Hanson's three 40-save performances have been against WCHA squads. She stopped 40 shots at Wisconsin in the 2015 NCAA quarterfinal round.
- This was the first time BU hosted Minnesota at Walter Brown Arena.
- BU held Minnesota's top-ranked power play to just one goal in four chances. Hanson made seven of her 45 saves while shorthanded.
- The Terriers and Gophers will conclude this weekend's series on Saturday at 3 p.m.