ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine Women's Ice Hockey team fell to Hockey East rival Boston University 3-2 Tuesday night. Maine fell to 1-12-1 overall and 0-4-1 in Hockey East while Boston University improved to 3-8-2 and 1-2-0 in Hockey East.
In the first period, BU opened up the scoring on the powerplay at 18:57 into the period when Nicki Wiart took a shot from almost no angle and it squeaked past Maine junior goaltender Genevieve Turgeon. Kelley Karnan assisted on the play. BU outshot Maine 15-2 in the period.
In the second period, the Terriers took a 2-0 lead when Sarah Appleton took a rebound off a Lauren Cherewyk shot and put it in the net. The goal was scored at 8:18 into the period again on the powerplay with Cherewyk assisting. Maine pulled one back short-handed when freshman forward Jennie Gallo took a pass from Robyn Law and snuck it past Terrier goaltender Allyse Wilcox. The goals was scored at 9:20 into the period with Law and Kim Meagher assisting. The Black Bears pulled even at 14:25 into the period when Taryn Peacock took a rebound off a Vanessa Vani shot and put it in the net. Vani and Gallo assisted ont he powerplay goal. The goal marked Peacock's fourth straight game she has recorded a point. She has one goal and four assists in that span. The Terriers outshot the Black Bears in the period 18-6.
The third period was a tight one until Erin Seman and Melissa Anderson went two on one into the Black Bears zone at 12:56 into the period. The Maine defender took out Anderson but her pass made it to Seman who skated past Turgeon and put the puck in the net. Anderson and Amanda Shaw assisted on the goal. Maine was outshot by the Terriers 7-5 in the period.
Maine goaltender Genevieve Turgeon totalled 37 saves. Boston University goaltender Allyse Wilcox tallied 11 saves. Turgeon went to 1-8-1 on the season while Wilcox went to 3-4-1. Maine was 1-for-3 on the power-play while Boston University was 2-for-8.
The Black Bears next game will be away on November 24 for a game against Vermont. The game will be at 2pm on Saturday in Burlington. The Black Bears will return home January 20 of the new year against Hockey East foe Northeastern.