BOSTON - The No. 6 Boston University women's ice hockey team erased a 4-0 deficit after the first period to tie the Boston Blades, 4-4, in an exhibition affair Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
The Blades took a 4-0 lead after the first frame but the Terriers responded with a pair of goals in the second and two more in the third period to force overtime. BU outshot the Blades, 4-2, in the extra session but neither team found the back of the net.
Junior Louise Warren and senior Jenelle Kohanchuk recorded goals in the second period for BU while junior Shannon Doyle scored for the Terriers in the third. Junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin notched a goal with 32 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime.
For the Blades, Kelli Stack recorded the first two tallies of the night at 3:16 and 8:49 in the first before Karen Thatcher gave the Blades a 3-0 lead at 11:29. Gigi Marvin made it a 4-0 game 15:54 into the first frame.
Senior Alissa Fromkin made 26 saves for the Terriers, as they faced familiar faces Kasey Boucher ('12) and Holly Lorms ('11), who each skated for the Blades.
Boston outshot the Terriers, 15-5, in the first period, but it was a different story in the middle stanza. BU flipped those shot totals as it outshot the Blades, 15-5, en route to the goals from Warren and Kohanchuk. Warren scored at the 2:20 mark of the period when she capitalized on a rebound off of senior Isabel Menard's shot. Redshirt sophomore Caroline Campbell also added an assist on that goal.
Kohanchuk's strike came with less than a second remaining in the period. With the Terriers on a power play, Menard won the offensive-zone draw to the left corner, where sophomore Kayla Tutino retrieved the puck. She threw it in front to Kohanchuk, who was stationed at the top of the crease. The senior forward fired it past Genevieve Lacasse (33 saves) right before the buzzer sounded.
In the third period, Doyle made it a 4-3 game at the 8:03 mark when her shot snuck through traffic and past Lacasse. Freshman Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and senior Cristina Wiley each assisted on the goal.
Poulin pushed the game to overtime with a power play strike thanks to a strong puck movement from BU. Seniors Kathryn Miller and Jill Cardella cycled the puck to Poulin, who rocketed a shot past Lacasse to tie the game.
The defending Hockey East champions will raise another banner when they host Rensselaer in their home opener on Friday (Oct. 12) at Walter Brown Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.