ORONO, Maine - The UMaine Women's Ice Hockey team earned its first victory of the year, defeating Boston University in a thrilling 1-0 late-goal game on Saturday.
Fifty-five minutes of the game proved fruitless in goal scoring, as Maine's Carly Jackson traded saves with Boston University's Corinne Schroeder. Jackson ended the night with 26 saves for her first shutout of the season.
Maine's defense was at the core of the Black Bears' second victory over the Terriers this season, going 4-for-4 on the penalty kill while blocking nine shots.
The victory was sealed by Michelle Weis with 4:22 remaining in the game. The sophomore forward corralled the puck at the Boston University blue line and did the rest herself. Weaving her way through the Terriers' defense, Weis found the back of the net for the game winning goal.
-Weis earned first start honors, while Carly Jackson was the game's second star.
-The shutout was the fifth of Jackson's career, and her first of the season.
-This is the fifth time this season the Black Bears have shut out their opponent.
-Maine improves to 12-7-1 overall and 5-7-1 in Hockey East.
The Black Bears and Terriers take to the ice again tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. to finish up the weekend series.