Erie, Pa. - The Boston University women's ice hockey team was downed for the second consecutive day by #2 Mercyhurst, dropping Saturday's game 4-1. Penalties hurt the Terriers, as the Lakers converted three out of their seven power play opportunities. Boston University, on the other hand, was unable to take advantage of its chances, going 0-for-10 on the power play. However, the team's lone goal was noteworthy, as freshman Lauren Cherewyk scored her first collegiate goal.
Mercyhurst jumped out to a two goal lead in the first period with scores by senior Jackie Jarrell with 12:46 left in the period and by sophomore Megan Agosta with 6:05 on the clock. The Lakers put a game-high 15 shots on goal during the period, 13 of which were saved by sophomore goaltender Melissa Haber, who totaled 36 saves on the day.
BU closed the gap to one goal as Cherewyk put one past the netminder with 10:22 left in the second period. Cherewyk scored the goal off assists from junior Amanda Shaw and senior Stephanie Armstrong. It was Shaw's second assist of the season, with her first coming on Friday against the Lakers.
Mercyhurst reopened the lead at the end of the second, as Agosta scored her second goal of the game and fourth of the season with 4:35 left in the period. Freshman Cassea Schols ended the day's scoring with her first career goal with 2:42 left in the third period.
The Terriers face another tough task as the team visits #4 New Hampshire for its first Hockey East game of the season at 2:00 p.m. on October 21 in Durham, N.H.