Saturday, February 2, 2008
Anderson leads Boston University past Providence, 3-1
Melissa Anderson posts two goals, assist for Terriers
BOSTON - The Boston University women's ice hockey team avenged two losses earlier in the season to Providence with a 3-1 victory at Walter Brown Arena Saturday, behind two goals and an assist from sophomore Melissa Anderson and a 46-save performance by junior Allyse Wilcox. Sophomore Sarah Appleton also scored in the game, her second consecutive game with a goal and fifth game out of six with a point.
Each of the game's four goals came on the power play, as the Terriers scored three goals on four opportunities and the Friars score one power-play goal on six chances.
Of Wilcox's 46 saves, 24 came in the third period, including some spectacular plays while Providence was on the power play.
Anderson opened the afternoon's scoring with a score at 11:06 of the second period, charging the net after receiving a pass from Appleton. Anderson then combined with junior co-captain Gina Kearns to assist on a score from Appleton just 3:15 later, at 14:21 of the second period.
Kearns also assisted on an Anderson score at 2:58 of the third period, building a 3-0 lead behind Wilcox's prolific performance.
Providence's Danielle Tangredi scored the Friars lone goal at 10:51 of the third period, firing a shot past Wilcox, who had been impenetrable to that point.
With the win, BU stays one point behind Boston College in the Hockey East standings, as the Eagles also picked up a win Saturday. The Terriers will face off against the Eagles Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. at Agganis Arena in the Beanpot Tournament, although the outcome will not affect conference standings.