NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Seniors Emma Wuthrich and Mackenna Parker each lit the lamp but the Boston University women's ice hockey team suffered a 3-2 setback at No. 7/8 Yale on Wednesday night at Ingalls Rink.
BU (9-6-3) evened the score with Yale (10-3-1) early in the second period, but the Bulldogs tallied twice in that frame to take a 3-1 lead into the final 20 minutes. Parker got BU within one with 13:57 remaining in regulation, but despite constant pressure in the offensive zone, the Terriers were unable to force overtime.
Senior Courtney Correia extended her point streak to four games with the primary assist on both BU strikes. Sophomore defenders Tamara Giaquinto and Julia Shaunessy each added an assist. Senior goaltender Kate Stuart made 28 saves, stopping all nine shots she faced in the third period.
Yale earned four player advantages while the Terriers did not get a single power play opportunity. BU went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill against the Bulldogs' third-ranked power play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Neither side broke through until the 17:57 mark of the opening frame when Yale forced a turnover in the BU zone and Rebecca Vanstone converted a point-blank chance.
- BU evened the score at the 6:49 of the second stanza. Giaquinto blocked a Yale clearing attempt and played the puck to Correia at the left half-wall. Correia swiftly shifted the puck to Wuthrich, who gathered it and fired it past Pia Dukaric before two defenders closed in on her.
- The game remained even until Yale earned its fourth power play of the night late in the frame. The Bulldogs capitalized on that chance at the 15:54 mark and then scored 57 seconds later to take a 3-1 lead into the third period.
- Parker got BU back within one just 6:03 into the third. Shaunessy began the sequence by creating a turnover behind her own net and chipping the puck forward to Parker. She got it to Correia, and Correia then moved it forward in the neutral zone, which is where Parker picked up the puck. Parker raced up the right wing and went bar down for her seventh goal of the campaign.
- Freshman Christina Vote nearly equalized when she flew into the offensive end on a clear breakaway, but her shot rang the post.
- The Terriers ramped up the pressure in the final minutes, eventually pulling Stuart in favor of an extra attacker for the final 90 seconds, but Yale held off the late charge.
- This was Correia's third multi-point effort during her four-game point streak.
- She has totaled three goals and four assists for seven points in that span.
- Shaunessy closed the semester by recording a point in three of her last four games.
- Wuthrich has tallied three goals and three assists for six points over her last six contests.
- Parker potted five goals and added one assist for six points over her last six appearances.
- Giaquinto has notched an assist in back-to-back games.
- BU is off for the remainder of the first semester and will return to action on New Year's Day against Syracuse in Pittsburgh for the first day of the Battle at the 'Burgh tournament.
- The Terriers will face either Penn State or St. Cloud State the next day.