Senior Catherine Ward and freshman Marie-Philip Poulin score third-period goals for Terriers
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Freshman forward Marie-Philip Poulin scored the game-winning goal for the Terriers
BOSTON, Mass. - Down 1-0 after the second period, the No. 3 Boston University women's ice hockey team scored two third-period goals to edge Connecticut, 2-1, at Walter Brown Arena on Friday night. The Terriers (20-2-3, 10-1-3 HEA) set program records with their longest unbeaten streak (12-0-0) and 20th victory of the season.
Graduate student Catherine Ward tied the game before freshman Marie-Philip Poulin notched the game-winner midway through the third stanza. Ward also collected an assist in the contest, while senior Holly Lorms recorded a two-assist game.
One game after breaking Melissa Anderson's ('10) single-season points record, Poulin recorded her 22nd goal of the season to set a new single-season mark.
BU was 0-for-3 on the power play while the Huskies were 0-for-1. Sophomore goaltender Alissa Fromkin made 16 saves for the win, and Connecticut netminder Alexandra Garcia turned aside 37 shots as the Huskies dropped to 12-14-1 (8-5-1 HEA).
After a scoreless first period, sophomore Kelly Horan skated Connecticut to a 1-0 lead at 8:24 of the second period. Freshman Stephanie Raithby took a shot from the right circle that Fromkin turned aside, but Horan sent the rebound into the back of the net.
At 3:41 of the third frame, Ward tied the game, 1-1, with her third marker of the season. From the right circle, junior Jenelle Kohanchuk took a shot that was turned aside by Garcia. The rebound came to Lorms, who passed to Ward behind the net. The Montreal, Que., native skated around the cage and, from below the goal line, slid the puck off Garcia's pad and into the back of the net.
Poulin would score the game-winner with 9:30 left in the game. Lorms collected the puck behind the net and quickly found Poulin in the slot, where she fired the puck past Garcia to account for the 2-1 final.
BU and UConn will resume their home-and-home series on Saturday (Jan. 29) when they play at the Huskies' Freitas Ice Forum at 4 p.m.