BOSTON UNIVERSITY SKATES PAST PRINCETON, 8-2
Senior forward Jillian Kirchner nets two goals for Terriers
BOSTON, Mass. - Eight different Terriers registered a multi-point game as the No. 5 Boston University women's ice hockey team rolled past Princeton, 8-2, at Walter Brown Arena on Friday night. With the win, the Terriers improved to 10-2-3 (3-1-3 HEA).
Forwards Lauren Cherewyk (2a), Jillian Kirchner (2g), Jenelle Kohanchuk (1g, 2a), Holly Lorms (1g, 1a), Marie-Philip Poulin (2a) and Jenn Wakefield (2a), and defensemen Kathryn Miller (1g, 1a) and Tara Watchorn (2a) each tallied at least two points against the Tigers. In addition, Wakefield extended her point-scoring streak to 11 games.
Freshman netminder Kerrin Sperry turned aside 26 shots as she improved to 8-0-2. Princeton's Rachel Weber made 25 saves.
BU went 2-for-6 on the power play, while the Tigers were 0-for-5 with the player advantage. The Terriers outshout Princeton by a 33-28 margin.
Princeton took a 1-0 first-period lead with Julie Johnson's goal at 8:03, but the Terriers scored three straight markers to grab a 3-1 advantage. Kohanchuk skated around the net and took a shot from the bottom of the right circle that was stopped by Weber. The rebound came out to freshman Meghan Riggs, who scored her first collegiate goal from the top of the crease at 8:55.
Lorms, who was stationed in the slot, skated the Terriers to a 2-1 lead when she deflected Watchorn's blue line shot past Weber at 15:29.
With 2:26 remaining in the frame, Kirchner doubled BU's advantage. She collected a Wakefield pass in the slot, made a move to her backhand and sent the puck to the back of the net.
Princeton's Heather Landry cut the lead to 3-2 when she scored with 1:33 remaining in the period. The Terriers then tallied five unanswered goals during the final two frames. At 6:34 of the middle stanza, junior Kasey Boucher collected Cherewyk's pass at the top of the left circle and wristed a shot for the goal.
With 3:10 left in the period, graduate student Catherine Ward, Poulin and Kohanchuk connected for a power-play marker. Ward took a shot from the blue line that Poulin deflected in the slot. Kohanchuk grabbed the loose puck and buried it past Weber.
In the third frame, Kirchner gave the Terriers a 6-2 lead. Wakefield took a shot from outside the right circle that was denied by Weber. Kirchner came streaking in, picked up the loose puck and scored at 13:26.
Warren netted the Terriers' second power-play goal of the game with 5:54 remaining in the game when she one-timed a shot from the top of the left circle for a goal.
After collecting a drop pass from Poulin, Miller scored with 4:10 remaining in the game to account for the 8-2 final.
The Terriers will conclude their two-game series with Princeton on Saturday (Nov. 27) at Agganis Arena at 3 p.m.