Friday, October 23, 2009
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SKATES TO 2-2 TIE WITH ST. LAWRENCE
Melissa Haber makes 27 saves for Terriers
CANTON, N.Y. - For the fourth time in six games this season, the Boston University women's ice hockey team registered a tie, skating to a 2-2 draw against No.7 St. Lawrence on Friday night. The Terriers remain undefeated at 2-0-4 on the season while the Saints move to 2-1-2 on the year.
The Terriers took the ice and took control in the opening stanza, outshooting the Saints 13-3 in the first 20 minutes. While the shots stayed in BU's favor, scoring chances were scarce between the two teams through the first 10 minutes. A St. Lawrence penalty gave the Terriers a power-play opportunity at 7:38 and BU capitalized seconds later to take a 1-0 lead. Melissa Anderson won a faceoff and fired a shot on Saints goalie Brittony Chartier who blocked the senior's shot, but could not stop Jonnie Bloemer's follow-up as Bloemers netted her first goal of the season.
BU continued to outshoot the hosts into the second period, but the Saints were opportunistic on the counter-attack and knotted the score midway through the second period on a Vanessa Emond Tally. The guests answered right back with 2:15 left in the second as Carly Warren scored her first goal of the season to give BU a 2-1 edge. St. Lawrence went on the power play with just over a minute remaining in the period, but it was BU applying the pressure as a short-handed Jenelle Kohanchuk bid hit the post with eight seconds on the clock, keeping the score 2-1 heading into the second break.
The home team rallied in the third, turning up the heat on Terrier goalie Haber and finally breaking through with its second goal of the game at the 10:04. Emond netted her second goal of the game which proved to be enough to push the game to an overtime period.
Despite being held to just one shot in the extra period, Haber's steady hand kept the Terriers in the game and forced the 2-2 final. The senior netminder registered 27 saves on the night.
BU takes on its second ranked opponent in as many games, squaring off against No. 4 Clarkson in Potsdam on Saturday in a 3 p.m., matchup.