|1st||0:17||UNH||1-0||EV||Marie-Jo Pelletier (7)||-|
|1st||4:07||BU||1-1||PP||Samantha Sutherland (15)||Nina Rodgers/20, Abby Cook/11|
|1st||4:36||BU||2-1||EV||Rebecca Leslie (15)||Maddie Elia/22, Alexis Crossley/17|
|2nd||3:15||UNH||2-2||EV||Marie-Jo Pelletier (8)||Carlee Turner/14, Devan Taylor/10|
|3rd||13:13||BU||3-2||PP GW||Rebecca Leslie (16)||Maddie Elia/23, Mary Parker/20|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (14-19-2)||0/6||3/6||0|
|Boston University (19-11-6)||2/3||6/12||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kyra Smith (L, 1-10-1)||54:00||1||12||7||13||32|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (W, 15-8-4)||60:00||2||1||14||12||27|
BOSTON - Junior Rebecca Leslie scored two goals, including the game-winner with 6:47 remaining in regulation, to lift the Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 3-2 victory over New Hampshire in game three of a Hockey East quarterfinal series on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
With the win, BU advanced to the Hockey East semifinals for the 10th consecutive season and will host second-seeded Northeastern on March 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Final Score: Boston University 3, New Hampshire 2
Records: BU (19-11-6), UNH (14-19-2)
Location: Walter Brown Arena - Boston, Mass.
A HISTORIC WIN FOR COACH DUROCHER
- The Terriers' win was the 250th in the remarkable career of head coach Brian Durocher, who has been at the helm of the BU women's hockey program since its inception.
- All 250 of Durocher's wins have come in his 12 seasons behind the BU bench.
LESLIE WITH THE LATE-GAME HEROICS
- BU made the most of its third power-play chance of the game to break a 2-2 tie.
- Graduate student Mary Parker began the sequence by centering the puck for senior Maddie Elia at the top of the crease.
- A UNH defender blocked the pass, but Elia kept the play alive and the puck eventually bounced to Leslie at the left faceoff circle.
- She quickly scored her second goal of the game and 16th goal of the season to keep the Terriers' season alive.
- UNH took a 1-0 lead just 17 seconds into the game when Marie-Jo Pelletier's shot from the left point somehow got through a sea of bodies and into the back of the net.
- BU answered on its first power-play chance of the game at the 4:07 mark of the opening period. Freshman Abby Cook cycled the puck to junior Nina Rodgers. She dished it to senior Samantha Sutherland, who roofed a shot past Hilary Cashin (3 saves) for her 15th goal of the season.
- It took 29 seconds for BU to take the lead. Senior co-captain Alexis Crossley began the rush with a pass to Elia, who then sent the puck to Leslie. The junior did the rest, and her goal forced Cashin from the contest in favor of Kyra Smith (32 saves).
- The Wildcats tied it 3:15 into the second period with another goal from Pelletier.
- BU killed a lengthy 5-on-3 UNH power play during the second stanza to help keep the game tied entering the final 20 minutes.
- After Leslie's goal gave the Terriers the 3-2 lead, UNH pulled its goaltender with 1:22 on the clock and a Terrier player in the penalty box.
- Despite the 6-on-4 advantage for the Wildcats, the Terriers and senior goaltender Victoria Hanson held strong defensively and sealed the win.
- Elia extended her point streak to 10 games (5g, 8a) with her two-assist afternoon. She has yet to be held without a point since returning to the Terrier lineup on Jan. 28 and Sunday was her second straight two-point game.
- Hanson made 27 saves, including 10 during six UNH power-play chances to hold the Wildcats to just a pair of even-strength markers. She also stopped all 12 shots she faced in the third period.
- Crossley recorded a point in all three games of the quarterfinal series.
- Sutherland scored in each Terrier victory over the weekend.
- Parker's assist put her in the 20-goal, 20-assist club with junior Victoria Bach this season. Parker has scored 24 goals in addition to her 20 assists.
UP NEXT: SEMIFINALS AGAINST NORTHEASTERN
- The Terriers and Huskies will face off in the second Hockey East semifinal of the afternoon at Walter Brown Arena on Saturday, March 4.
- It will be the fourth straight year that BU and Northeastern will meet in the league tournament and the third straight season in which that matchup took place in the semifinal round.
- Top-seeded Boston College and fifth-seeded Vermont will face off in the first semifinal at 1:30 p.m.