Bach Hat Trick Leads Boston University Past Maine, 5-3
Junior forward Victoria Bach nets hat trick for Terriers

Junior forward Victoria Bach scored a hat trick for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:18  BU1-0 EV Victoria Bach (6)Mary Parker/8
2nd 10:37  MNE1-1 PP Alyson Matteau (1)Morgan Sakundiak/3, Vendula Přibylová/5
2nd 16:23  BU2-1 EV Samantha Sutherland (8)Connor Galway/3, Mary Grace Kelley/1
2nd 16:59  MNE2-2 EV Brooke Stacey (4)Catherine Tufts/1
2nd 19:43  MNE3-2 EV Tereza Vanišová (5)Kara Washer/2
3rd 10:01  BU3-3 EV Victoria Bach (7)Deziray De Sousa/2, Rebecca Leslie/9
3rd 12:09  BU4-3 EV GW Mary Parker (8)Nina Rodgers/6
3rd 19:59  BU5-3 EV EN Victoria Bach (8) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  1135
Maine  0303
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  9111232
Maine  813829
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (5-4-1)  0/3 4/8 0
Maine (2-10-0)  1/3 4/8 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (W, 3-2-1)60:003 810826
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Carly Jackson (L, 1-9-0)58:334 810927
Empty Net1:271     

ORONO, Maine - The Black Bears and Boston University Terriers battled in a back-and-forth game Friday afternoon, a game that saw 8 total goals scored and 3 different lead changes, but ultimately saw Maine falling to BU 5-3.

The game started off fast-paced, but low scoring in the first period; shots were fairly even, 9-8 in BU's favor, and both teams had some good opportunities at the net, but in the last minute of the period BU finally broke the stalemate as Victoria Bach scored with 42 seconds remaining in the 1st, giving BU a 1-0 lead after one.

The second period was just as even but saw 4 total goals in the period with Maine outshooting BU 13-11; Maine's first goal came 10:37 into the period as Alyson Matteau got her first goal of the year on a power play shot from out near the blue line which found the back of the net for Maine's 5th power play goal of the season; assists went to Morgan Sakundiak and Vendula Pribylová. The game was once again tied, this time 1-1. BU broke the stalemate again 16:23 into the period as Samantha Sutherland answered right back to give BU a 2-1 lead.

Maine would then score 2 straight goals to end the period; the first was a fastbreak opportunity less than a minute after BU's previous goal, 16:59 into the period, where Catherine Tufts skated the puck into the zone and took a shot which was saved by BU goaltender Erin O'Neil, but the rebound went to the skate of Brooke Stacey, bounced off the skate, and past O'Neil, to tie the game back up at 2-all. The game would remain tied until 37 seconds left in the period when Tereza Vanisova took a feed from Kara Washer and buried it to give Maine a 3-2 lead going into the second intermission.

In the third, both teams came out skating strong but eventually BU began to take control of the game, and 10 minutes into the final period Victoria Bach scored her second of the game to tie the game back up at 3-3. Then just 2 minutes later Mary Parker scored to retake the lead for BU 4-3, the 3rd lead change of the afternoon.

BU was able to hold on and score an empty netter with 1 second left in the game, the goal going to Victoria Bach for the hat trick and the insurance, as BU won the game 5-3.

Maine Goaltender Carly Jackson stopped 27 of 32 shots faced in the contest, her record is now 1-9-0 as the Black Bears are now 1-7-0 in conference. BU's Goaltender Erin O'Neil made 26 saves on 29 Maine shots on goal, her record now 3-2-1 as the Terriers are at .500 in conference play, 4-4-0.

The two teams go back at it again Saturday afternoon at 2pm.