BOSTON - Behind two first-period goals from the stick of Sammy Davis, the Boston University women's ice hockey team picked up its first win of the season, downing New Hampshire 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
Davis bookended the opening period, scoring just over three minutes into action before adding her second score with under two minutes left in the frame. Jesse Compher and Courtney Correia assisted on both of Davis' scores, while Compher added the final tally for the Terriers in the second period.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Correia coralled the puck around the Wildcats defense before firing a shot on frame, which deflected off the keeper.
- Davis slid in and poked a shot past the netminder to put BU (1-1-2, 1-1-2 WHEA) on the board 3:24 into play.
- UNH (1-2-1, 1-1-0 WHEA) responded two minutes later to knot the score at one-all.
- However, Davis cashed in right in front of the crease in the closing minutes of the first frame, wristing in a one-timer from Compher to put BU back in front, 2-1.
- Compher continued the trend of early-period scoring, intercepting a pass in BU's defensive third and drove across the ice before shelving a shot into the upper 90 for a short-handed goal.
- On the power play in the final period, the Wildcats managed to score with 11 minutes remaining, but BU's defense held firm for the win.
- Kate Stuart earned the victory in her first career start in net.
- The freshman made 18 saves, with eight of those coming in the third period.
- BU outshot the Wildcats in all three periods and held a 35-20 advantage for the game.
- The Terriers improved to 27-15-4 all-time against UNH and is 17-1-1 against the Wildcats since the start of the 2013-14 season.
NEXT UP: UCONN
- BU will stay at home as it hosts UConn on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
- As part of Family & Friends Weekend, there will be free admission if fans register ahead of time.