BOSTON - Shorthanded goals by Jill Cardella and Taylor Holze in a span of 1:18 propelled the No. 2 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 3-1 exhibition victory over Ottawa on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
Sophomore forward Meghan Riggs scored the first goal of the game for the Terriers just 28 seconds into the proceedings when she knocked in a rebound from senior defenseman Kasey Boucher's initial shot.
Sophomore Alissa Fromkin started the game for BU and made seven saves to keep Ottawa off the scoreboard in the first frame. The teams played penalty-free hockey in the first 20 minutes.
Ottawa evened the score, 1-1, 7:39 into the second period when Lauren Miller beat sophomore netminder Braly Hiller. However, Hiller looked sharp in the rest of the period, as she made 13 saves and picked up the win.
Cardella, a junior forward, scored the first of the Terriers' two shorthanded tallies when she took a pass off the glass from junior defenseman Kathryn Miller. Cardella then skated down the right wing and cut in towards goal, beating Ottawa goalie Cassie Charette (20 saves) to make it 2-1. Then, 1:18 later, Cardella's classmate Holze made it 3-1 with an unassisted marker.
Sophomore Kerrin Sperry played between the pipes in the third period and made six saves to preserve the victory. The three Terrier goaltenders combined to make 26 saves in the contest.
BU will begin the 2011-12 regular-season on Friday night when the Terriers welcome No. 7 North Dakota to Walter Brown Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.