Terriers rally with final two goals of game to earn draw

Melissa Anderson scored two goals for the Terriers

BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 10 Boston University women's ice hockey team rallied from a two-goal third period deficit to tie the Brown Bears, 5-5, Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena. The tie is the Terriers' eighth on the season, which is a new program record, and moves BU to 8-6-8 on the season. The Bears register their fourth draw of the season and move to 2-10-4 on the year.

A flurry of Brown goals to start the third period saw a 3-2 BU lead shift quickly to a 5-3 deficit less than five minutes into the final stanza. Katelyn Landry, Paige Pyett and Nicole Brown all tallied their first goals of the season in the five-minute span, leaving the Terriers to play catch-up through the final 15 minutes.

With 6:34 showing on the clock Holly Lorms netted her second goal of the game off an assist from Melissa Anderson to pull within one, and four minutes later the Terriers found the equalizer, courtesy of Anderson's second tally of the game. Jillian Kirchner and Lauren Cherewyk each recorded their second helper of the game on BU's final goal, which proved to seal the 5-5 final after a scoreless overtime period.

Anderson finished the game with a pair of goals and an assist while Lorms netted her first two goals of the season in the tie. Cherewyk potted the other BU goal and added two assists on the day while Kirchner had a pair of assists as well. Five different players scored for Brown as Jacquie Pierri, Sasha Van Muyen, Landry, Pyett and Brown all notched goals on the afternoon. Kathleen Surbey had an impressive trio of assists for the visitors and goalie Katie Jamieson stopped 25 shots in net.

Pierri started the scoring in the game with a tally early in the second, putting the guests up 1-0 just 2:11 into the stanza. Anderson answered right back with her first of the day, stuffing a puck home through a scrum in front of the Brown net. Cherewyk and Lorms struck at the 5:55 and 9:19 marks of the second to give the hosts what appeared to be a comfortable 3-1 lead midway through the period. Van Muyen's tally with 17:04 gone, brought the guests back to within one and swung the momentum in their favor to start the final period.

An uneventful first period saw the Terriers grab a slight 11-8 edge in shots. BU had one power-play opportunity in the opening period and despite keeping the puck in the Brown zone for most of the two minutes, was unable to get a clean look at net.

The Terriers complete their four-game homestand in their next game as they welcome rival Boston College to Walter Brown on Tuesday, Jan. 19 for a 7 p.m. matchup.