VAIL, Colo. - The No. 8 Boston University women's ice hockey team dropped a 5-0 decision to No. 2 Wisconsin on Saturday night at Dobson Ice Arena.
BU (10-2-1) had its eight-game win streak snapped and the Terriers finished their weekend in Vail with a 1-1 record. Wisconsin improved to 10-2-0 on the season.
The Badgers opened the scoring 5:59 into the proceedings when Blayre Turnbull intercepted an outlet pass in the BU zone and fired a shot that beat senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry (10 saves). Wisconsin made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at the 19:36 mark of the opening period. A shot came from the point that Sperry stopped. A scrum ensured at the top of the crease, and eventually Katy Josephs emerged with the puck and had a wide-open net in which to tap the puck.
BU had two good chances in the first period, the first being a 2-on-1 play between freshman Maddie Elia and senior captain Louise Warren that was well-defended by Wisconsin. Sophomore Rebecca Russo had a wrap-around bid that went just wide in an attempt to tie the game at 1-1.
It became a 3-0 contest 2:49 into the second stanza when Sarah Nurse scored. Following that goal, freshman Victoria Hanson relieved Sperry. After another Badger goal at the 6:07 mark, the Terrier penalty kill did well to kill off a nine-minute span of Wisconsin power-play time. The Badgers made it 5-0 with a power-play goal at the 18:26 mark of the period.
Hanson and the Terriers kept a clean sheet in the third period and nearly scored when junior Kayla Tutino just missed senior captain Louise Warren on the left post during a 2-on-1 rush. Sophomore Jordan Juron also had a great look in the final minutes of regulation from between the circles that whistled just wide.
BU will be back in action on Nov. 22 when the Terriers trek across the Charles River to face off against No. 6 Harvard. Puck drop for Friday night's game is set for 7 p.m.