ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with Boston University on Tuesday night in a game played at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. The Black Bears move to 3-9-3 on the season and 1-5-3-1 in Hockey East play. Boston University moves to 6-4-6, 4-3-1-2 in conference play.
The two teams played through a scoreless first period with the Black Bears holding a 12-8 edge in shots on goal. Maine was 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Terriers were scoreless in three chances.
Boston University struck first when Jill Cardella scored her ninth goal of the season off a rebound of a Melissa Anderson shot at 5:47 of the second period.
Maine tied the game at 8:53 of the second period. Ashley Norum (Fairbanks, Alaska) began the play and got the puck to Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) who carried the puck through the neutral zone and into the Boston University end. She then slid the puck to an open Dominique Goutsis (Coquitlam, British Columbia), who was skating down the slot. Goutsis rifled a shot over the shoulder of Terrier goalie Melissa Harber and into the back of the goal. For Goutsis, it was her second goal of the season.
Neither team was able to score during the third period, sending the game to overtime. With an uneventful five minutes of overtime, the game moved into a shootout. Neither team was able to score in the first round of the shootout but Boston University sophomore Jenelle Kohanchuk notched a goal in the second round for the Terriers. It was the lone goal of the shootout and Boston University earned the extra point in the Hockey East standings.
Maine goalie Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) was impressive, making 33 saves for the Black Bears. She moves to 2-4-2 on the season with the tie. Melissa Haber stopped 26 shots for the Terriers. She moves to 6-3-4 on the campaign.
Boston University finished the game with a 34-27 edge in shots. The Black Bears were 0-for-5 on the power play, while Boston University finished the game with a 0-for-6.
The Black Bears return to action on Friday, Nov. 27 when they travel to North Dakota for a game against the Fighting Sioux. Boston University returns to action when it travels to Princeton on Friday.