STORRS, Conn. - Playing its final regular season game in front of its home fans, the UConn women's hockey team honored its senior class prior to the start of Friday night's game. Unfortunately, the match didn't go the home team's way, as the Huskies fell to No. 8 Boston University, 3-1, at the Freitas Ice Forum.
The Huskies outshot BU 36-20 and earned four power play opportunities but could only get one puck past the glove of BU netminder Corrine Schroeder, who recorded 35 saves. Junior goalie Morgan Fisher tallied 17 saves for the Huskies.
Boston University took a 1-0 lead after a power play goal by Nara Eliot, then doubled its lead after a finish from Courtney Carreia, despite the Huskies leading in shots on goal, 15-9. The Terrier's lead grew to 3-0 following a goal from Emma Wuthrich.
UConn finally broke through in the third period after getting a two-on-one, with Natalie Snodgrass dropping the puck off to freshman Danika Pasqua, who tapped it in. After putting one on the board, the Huskies ramped up the intensity, getting pucks to the net and dominating in shots on goal, 21-11. Despite the advantage, UConn couldn't get any more pucks across the goal line, dropping a two goal decision to the Terriers.
The Huskies will enter postseason play with the quarterfinal round of the Hockey East playoffs beginning next week. Opponent, location and game times are to be determined. More information to follow.
The Huskies clinched the playoff berth after beating Vermont, 3-2, two weeks ago.