Bach And Cook Lead Boston University Past Merrimack, 5-1
Senior forward Victoria Bach has two goals and two assists while sophomore defenseman Abby Cook posts four assists for Terriers

Sophomore defenseman Abby Cook had four assists for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:19  MER1-0 EV Mikyla Grant-Mentis (10)Andrea Olson/3
1st 18:43  BU1-1 EV Victoria Bach (29)Nina Rodgers/3, Abby Cook/17
2nd 1:04  BU2-1 PP GW Jesse Compher (6)Rebecca Leslie/25, Abby Cook/18
3rd 1:51  BU3-1 EV Rebecca Leslie (17)Victoria Bach/20, Abby Cook/19
3rd 12:40  BU4-1 SH Natasza Tarnowski (4)Victoria Bach/21, Abby Cook/20
3rd 18:46  BU5-1 EV EN Victoria Bach (30) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  1135
Merrimack  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  4121127
Merrimack  1341128
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (9-13-6)  1/2 4/8 1
Merrimack (9-16-3)  0/4 2/4 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Corinne Schroeder (W, 9-5-4)60:001 1241127
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Samantha Ridgewell (L, 6-10-1)58:194 311822
Empty Net1:411     

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's ice hockey team dropped a 5-1 decision to Boston University on Thursday night, from Lawler Rink in Hockey East action.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 1, Boston University, 5 | Final
Records: Merrimack (9-16-3, 4-12-2 WHEA) // Boston University (9-13-6, 5-10-5 WHEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.

Rapid Recap:

- Neither team was creating much offense in the opening period, but it was the Warriors struck first at 12:19 of the opening period. However, a late goal by Boston University knotted things up after the first period with 1:17 left. Merrimack had a 13-4 edge in shots after one.

- An early power play goal by the Terriers at 1:04 in the second gave them a 2-1 lead. Boston University had a 12-4 shot advantage in the second period as well, and the penalty kill was able to disrupt much of the Warriors offense.

- After successfully killing of another penalty, the Terriers extended their lead at 1:51 of the third period. A shorthanded goal by Boston University at 12:40 of the third put the visitors up 4-1. The visiting team would tack on an empty netter late.

Scoring Summaries

- With the puck at their blue line, Warriors' sophomore Andrea Olson poked the puck forward from a Terrier defender. Classmate Mikyla Grant-Mentis scooped up the loose puck and skated by the nearest defender, beating Corinne Schroeder with a forehand shot over the blocker at 12:19 of the first.

- With time winding down in the first period, senior forward Victoria Bach put her team on the board with 1:17 left. She stole the puck in the corner behind the net, and skated to the top of the blue line, firing a shot through traffic to even the score at one goal apiece.

- The Terriers took a 2-1 lead on a power play goal by Jesse Compher at 1:04 of the second. Abby Cook found Rebecca Leslie along the left boards. Leslie fired a shot on net, where Compher redirected the shot into the back of the net.

- Following a face off in their zone, the Terriers quickly moved the puck up the ice into the offensive zone. Bach found Rebecca Leslie down by the goal line, who squeaked the puck under the pads of Samantha Ridgewell to make it 3-1 at 1:51.

- After clearing the puck, Boston University controlled play shorthanded in the offensive zone. Natasza Tarnowski found a pass from Bach, and lifted it over the pads of Ridgewell. That made the score 4-1 at 12:40 of the third. Bach scored an empty-netter with 1:14 left in regulation.

Notes and Notables

- Grant-Mentis scored her 10th goal of the season. Olsen picked up her third assist of the year, exceeding her career-high in a single season.

- The Terriers picked up their first win over Merrimack at Lawler Rink since Nov. 19, 2016.

- Goaltenders: L - Samantha Ridgewell (22 Saves, 6-10-1) // W -Corinne Schroeder (27 Saves, 9-5-4)

- Power Plays: Merrimack (0-4) | BU (1-2)

- SOG (MC-BU): 13-4 | 4-12 | 11-11 | 28-27

Up Next

The two teams return to the ice on Saturday in Boston to conclude the season series from Walter Brown Arena. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m.