Ridgewell's 31 Saves Backstop Merrimack To 2-1 Win At Boston University
Junior goaltender Samantha Ridgewell stops 31 shots for Warriors

Junior goaltender Samantha Ridgewell made 31 saves for the Warriors
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:30  BU1-0 PP Reagan Rust (1)Victoria Bach/1, Abby Cook/1
2nd 9:49  MER1-1 PP Katelyn Rae (1)Mikyla Grant-Mentis/1, Paige Voight/1
2nd 19:06  MER2-1 PP GW Megan Fergusson (1)Paige Sorensen/1, Felila Manu/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  0202
Boston University  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  8141032
Boston University  9121132
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (1-0-0)  2/5 4/8 0
Boston University (0-1-0)  1/4 5/10 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Samantha Ridgewell (W, 1-0-0)59:531 8121131
Empty Net0:070     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (L, 0-1-0)59:412 8121030
Empty Net0:190     

BOSTON - Junior Reagan Rust scored her first goal as a Terrier, but the Boston University women's ice hockey team suffered a 2-1 setback to Merrimack on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.


- Rust opened the scoring on the power play at the 11:30 mark of the first period. Senior Victoria Bach's first shot was turned aside, but Rust jumped on the rebound and fired a shot past Samantha Ridgewell (31 saves).

- The Warriors answered with a power-play goal of their own in the second stanza to tie the game.

- Then, at the very end of a 5-on-3 advantage, Megan Fergusson snuck a puck past Erin O'Neil (30 saves) for the game-winner.


- With her goal, Rust became the fourth straight Terrier newcomer to record a point in her BU debut. In two seasons at RIT, Rust had totaled eight goals and 24 assists for 32 points.


- Freshmen Rachel Allen, Jesse Compher, Nara Elia, Lauren Klein and Kristina Schuler all made their collegiate debuts on Saturday.

- Compher led that group with four shots on goal, with Elia also adding a pair of shots on target.


- BU will be off until Oct. 6 when the Terriers welcome Northeastern to Walter Brown Arena for the opening game of a home-and-home series.

- Puck drop will be at 7 p.m.