Senior forward Jillian Kirchner and junior forward Jenelle Kohanchuk each post two goals and assist for Terriers

Senior forward Jillian Kirchner had two goals and an assist for the Terriers

BOSTON, Mass. - Senior Jillian Kirchner and junior Jenelle Kohanchuk each tallied two goals and an assist to lead the No. 5 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 5-2 victory against New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena. With the win, the Terriers improved to 8-1-1 (2-0-1 HEA) and extended their unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1).

In a defensive first period that produced only seven combined shots on goal, New Hampshire's Sarah Cuthbert gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with 3:35 remaining in the opening frame. Kohanchuk evened the game at 6:15 of the second period before sophomore Kathryn Miller gave the Terriers their first lead at 8:32 of the final frame.

Kohanchuk added her second goal just 13 seconds later as BU skated to a 3-1 lead. Kirchner gave the Terriers a 4-1 advantage at 10:58. New Hampshire's Kristine Horn then closed the gap to 4-2 at 15:59, but Kirchner's second goal of the game with 1:41 remaining in regulation accounted for the 5-2 final.

BU went 1-for-5 with the player advantage, while successfully defending New Hampshire's four power-play opportunities. BU edged New Hampshire in shots, 21-20, while freshman Kerrin Sperry turned aside 18 shots as she improved to 6-0-1.

In the first period, Cuthbert gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 16:25 after wristing a shot from the right circle that found its way past Sperry.

The Terriers then scored four straight goals to take a 4-1 advantage. On a great individual effort, Kohanchuk tied the game with 13:45 remaining in the middle frame when she maneuvered around a New Hampshire defenseman and sent a backhand attempt high over goaltender Linsey Minton's glove for the goal.

In the third period, Miller intercepted a New Hampshire breakout pass, skated into the offensive zone and fired a slap shot from the top of the right circle that went off the far post and into the net at 8:32.

Just 13 seconds later, Kohanchuk scored her second marker of the game to extend the BU lead to 3-1. Kirchner skated into the offensive zone and fired a shot from the left circle that was turned aside by Minton. The rebound was directed toward the slot, where Kohanchuk backhanded the loose puck into the net.

At 10:58 of the frame, Kohanchuk returned the favor when she slid a cross-crease pass to Kirchner, who banged in the power-play goal.

New Hampshire's Kristine Horn cut the lead to 4-2 with a goal at 15:59, but Kirchner scored with 1:49 remaining in regulation to account for the 5-2 final. Senior Holly Lorms and Kirchner skated into the offensive zone 2-on-1. Lorms then slid the puck over to Kirchner, who made a move to her backhand and sent the puck to the back of the net.

The Terriers will return to action next weekend when they host Vermont on Nov. 12-13. Game time for both games is set at 3 p.m. The Wildcats are back in action next weekend when they play a home-and-home series with Connecticut on Nov. 13-14.