STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's hockey team outshot BU 38-26 and netminder Morgan Fisher collected 25 saves through three periods, but Boston University escaped with the 1-0 victory Friday night at the Freitas Ice Forum. UConn falls to 3-2 (1-2 WHEA) on the season while the Terriers' see their record improve to 2-1-1 (1-1-1 WHEA).
Natalie Snodgrass paced the UConn offense with seven shot attempts, Morgan Wabick contributed five while Catherine Crawley and Taylor Wabick put up four shots apiece.
The Huskies and Terriers went scoreless through an evenly matched opening period, with UConn outshooting BU 14-12. The Huskies created some good scoring opportunities in the first, including Snodgrass' steal and breakaway attempt in the 16', but were unable to breakthrough on the scoreboard thanks to 14 saves from Corrine Schroeder. Fisher racked up a dozen saves of her own to keep the Terriers off the board.
BU broke through late in the second stanza with a goal at the 19:09 mark to take a 1-0 lead into the intermission. Abby Cook's intial shot was turned away at the doorstep by Fisher, but Deziray DeSousa was able to dig the puck out of traffic and slotted one home for the one-goal lead.
The Huskies had two great chances at an equalizer in the final period. The first came in the 5' - Viki Harkness lined up a shot from the point, but her shot hit the pipe and deflected out. Trailing by a goal with a couple minutes left, UConn swapped out Fisher for an extra skater. That swap nearly paid off for the Huskies as Morgan Wabick got off two attempts inside the crease. Unfortunately, Schroeder gloved both shots and BU escaped with the 1-0 win.