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Junior forward Sammy Davis scored at 13:28 of overtime for the Terriers
Boston University Tops Harvard In Overtime, 3-2, To Win Women's Beanpot
Junior forward Sammy Davis scored at 13:28 of overtime for the Terriers

ALLSTON, Mass. - Tournament MVP Sammy Davis scored 13:28 into overtime to lift the No. 7 Boston University women's ice hockey team to its first Women's Beanpot title since 1981 in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Harvard on Tuesday evening at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Davis, a junior tri-captain, slid on her left knee along the inner edge of the left circle before executing a perfect back-door finish off a pass by sophomore Jesse Compher on a power play to give the Terriers their first Beanpot crown as a varsity program.

The Terriers overcame a 51-save performance by Harvard goaltender Lindsay Reed and were bolstered by an impressive 30-save effort by sophomore Corinne Schroeder, who made nine of her stops in overtime.


HOW IT HAPPENED

- The teams traded power-play goals late in the opening period to head into the first intermission in a 1-1 deadlock.

- Senior Reagan Rust, last week's shootout hero, found the back of the net from the right point to give BU the first lead at 18:28 of the first on assists from redshirt junior Abbey Stanley and junior Natasza Tarnowski.

- Sophomore Kristina Schuler took her first of three penalties on the night less than a minute after the Rust goal and the Crimson got a quick equalizer.

- Harvard used the player advantage once again in the middle stanza to take the lead as Kristin Della Rovere made it 2-1 in favor of the home team with a goal exactly five minutes into the second.

- The teams once again headed into an intermission tied thanks to a goal from the stick of Tarnowski.

- After a saved shot by junior Abby Cook, Tarnowski pushed the puck just far enough under Reed to cross the goal line and make it a 2-2 affair with 4:32 remaining in the second.

- Neither team was able to get a winner in the third despite BU getting back-to-back power-play chances late in regulation.

- Moments after Schroeder came up with huge back-to-back stops in the extra session, junior Deziray De Sousa drew a Harvard roughing penalty while crashing the net, setting up the decisive power play.


GAME NOTES

- BU extended its nation-best undefeated streak to 11 games (9-0-2) with the win.

- The Terriers' lone previous Beanpot crown came in 1981 as a club team.

- Since that title, BU had come up short in five straight championship games, including four as a varsity program with the past two coming in overtime.

- The first three penalties of the game resulted in power-play goals.

- BU went 2-for-4 on the player advantage while the Crimson went 2-of-3.

- The Terriers improve to 17-6-7 on the year while Harvard falls to 10-12-3.


UP NEXT

- The Terriers will return to action when they host New Hampshire on Saturday (Feb. 16) in the opener of a home-and-home series.

- Game time at Walter Brown Arena is set for 3 p.m.


Game Summary

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Beanpot Championship

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2
Game statistics
54 Shots 32
2 / 4 Power Plays 2 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 4 / 8
17-6-7 Records 10-12-3
GOAL SCORERS
Boston University Harvard
Reagan Rust (4)
1st/18:28 PP
Kaitlin Tse (6)
1st/19:34 PP
Kristin Della Rovere (11)
2nd/5:00 PP
Natasza Tarnowski (7)
2nd/15:28
Sammy Davis (22)
OT/13:28 PP GW
GOALTENDERS
Boston University Harvard
Corinne Schroeder
73:28, 30 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 14-5-7)
Lindsay Reed
73:28, 51 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 8-11-2)