BOSTON - Junior Abby Cook scored with 1:28 remaining in regulation, but the Boston University women's ice hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision to No. 10 Maine on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- BU (1-2-3, 1-2-3 WHEA) nearly got on the board first in the early moments of the game when sophomore Jesse Compher's shot beat Loryn Porter (22 saves). However, a Black Bear defender kept the puck from crossing the line before a Terrier stick could reach it.
- Maine (4-1-0, 1-1-0 WHEA) opened the scoring 10:52 into the proceedings when Vendula Pribylova redirected a Taylor Leech shot past sophomore goaltender Corinne Schroeder (28 saves).
- Daria Tereshinka extended the lead to 2-0 just two minutes later when she batted home a rebound off a Michelle Weis attempt.
- Schroeder stopped all 11 shots she saw in the middle frame to keep the Terriers within two entering the final 20 minutes.
- The Terriers pulled Schroeder in favor of an extra attacker with 2:34 to play and the move quickly paid dividends when Cook cut the deficit to 2-1. Compher kept the play alive by dishing the puck to redshirt junior Abbey Stanley, who quickly cycled it to Cook at the top of the zone. Cook's blast found the top corner for the defender's second goal of the season.
- BU once again pulled Schroeder with 1:00 on the clock, and seven seconds later got a power-play opportunity. However, despite the 6-on-4 advantage, Maine was able to keep the Terriers off the board and escape with the victory.
- BU was a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill, with Schroeder stopping all six shots she faced in such situations.
- Junior Natasza Tarnowski blocked a team-high four shots while Cook and redshirt junior Sammy Davis each registered a team-best four shots on goal.
- Compher has now factored on each of the Terriers' last five goals (1g, 4a).
- Schroeder has posted a 1.59 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage in each of her last four starts.
NEXT UP: NORTHEASTERN
- The Terriers will travel to No. 8/9 Northeastern on Sunday, Oct. 28.
- Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.