COLUMBUS, Ohio - BU sophomore Holly Lorms netted the equalizer late in the third period to boost the ninth-ranked Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 2-2 tie with Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink. Senior Erin Seman scored in the second period and junior Melissa Haber made 27 saves for the Terriers, who move to 9-5-5 this season.
The Buckeyes got their goals from junior Rachel Davis in the first period and senior Morgan Marziali in the second and received a 33-save performance in goal from senior Liana Bonanno to improve to 6-12-2 this season.
With the Terriers facing a one-goal deficit within the final two minutes, senior defenseman Sarah Russell sent the puck into a crowd in front of the net. Sophomore Jillian Kirchner poked it over to Lorms, who scooped it into the net for her first goal of the season at 18:29. The game-tying goal came late in a third period in which BU put 17 shots on goal to Ohio State's five. In overtime, the Terriers put a barrage of shots on Bonanno in the furious closing seconds, but neither side could find a game-winning goal.
After the overtime, a shootout was played which was won by the Buckeyes, 1-0, but the shootout was inconsequential to the result of the non-conference game, which will go into the books as a tie.
BU generated more chances in the first period, holding a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal, but ended up on the short end of the scoreboard after Davis lit the lamp for the Buckeyes at the 18:01 mark. With Ohio State on the power play, freshman Laura McIntosh got the puck to Davis amidst a crowd in front of the net and Davis was able to slip in her fourth goal of the season.
Seman notched her seventh goal of the season at the 16:42 mark in the middle frame, ripping a shot from the point after taking a pass from freshman Kasey Boucher to set up the scoring play.
Less than two minutes after Seman tied the game, Marziali stole the puck behind the BU goal and skated it out in front to knock in her fourth goal of the season at 18:40 of the second to cap a period in which Ohio State outshot the Terriers by an 18-3 margin.
BU was held scoreless on five power-play opportunities in the game, including three man-up situations in the third period, while the homestanding Buckeyes were 1-for-3 on the power play thanks to Davis' tally in the first. After lopsided shot totals in each period, the Terriers came away with a 35-29 edge on the afternoon.
The Terriers will be in action again on Thursday (Jan. 8), returning home to host Hockey East rival Northeastern at 7 p.m. at Walter Brown Arena in Boston. Live streaming video of all home games this season is available.