BOSTON UNIVERSITY ROLLS PAST UNION, 6-2
Junior Jenn Wakefield scores twice and adds assist for Terriers
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Junior Jenelle Kohanchuk (1g, 2a), freshman Marie-Philip Poulin (1g, 2a) and junior Jenn Wakefield (2g, 1a) each tallied three points to lead the No. 6 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 6-2 victory against Union on Saturday afternoon in Schenectady, N.Y. With the win, the Terriers improved to 2-1-0 (0-0-0 HEA) on the season.
Defensemen Tara Watchorn (1g, 1a) and Carly Warren also scored for the Terriers, while senior Jillian Kirchner (0g, 2a) tallied a multi-point game. BU outshot the Dutchwomen, 37-10, including a 14-0 mark in the first period.
The Terriers collected their first power-play goals of the season, going 3-for-6 with the player advantage. Sophomore Alissa Fromkin collected her first win of the 2010-11 campaign with eight saves.
BU, which took a 2-0 lead in the first period, grabbed a 1-0 advantage with Poulin's goal at 1:12. The freshman collected her fourth goal of the season with assists from Kohanchuk and junior Kasey Boucher. While shorthanded, Watchorn doubled the Terriers' lead at 14:33 with her first goal of the season from senior Holly Lorms and Poulin.
In the middle frame, Union's Marissa Gentile cut BU's lead in half just 1:34 into the period. Warren responded for the Terriers less than four minutes later, when she notched her first goal of the season. Kirchner and sophomore Jill Cardella collected assists on the play.
With less than five minutes remaining in the second period, the Terriers and Dutchwomen exchanged goals en route to BU's 5-2 lead. Kohanchuk collected a power-play goal at 14:13 before Union's Nicole Bartlett scored just 2:07 later. Wakefield ended the period's scoring with a goal from Kirchner at 17:25.
While on the power play, Wakefield collected her team-leading fifth goal of the season at 12:59 of the third frame to account for the 6-2 final. Watchorn and Kohanchuk collected assists on the play.
BU will return to action on Friday (Oct. 15) with its home opener against Wayne State at 7 p.m.