BOSTON, Mass. - Redshirt senior Abbey Stanley scored her first goal of the year for the No. 7/8 Boston University women's ice hockey team in the Terriers' 1-1 tie with Merrimack on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.
Stanley's goal came midway through the first period and BU held that 1-0 advantage until Merrimack equalized with a power-play marker at 14:09 of the final frame. The Terriers registered seven shots in overtime and had two power-play chances in the final 5.8 seconds, but they were unable to find another goal.
Seniors Deziray De Sousa and Breanna Scarpaci assisted on Stanley's strike. Sophomore Kate Stuart made 23 saves for the Terrriers, who outshot the Warriors, 36-24.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Stanley opened the scoring at 12:22 of the first frame. Scarpaci chipped the puck out of the Terrier zone to De Sousa, who gained the blue line, stopped at the half wall and drew three Warriors towards her before sliding the puck to Stanley at the left point. Stanley collected the pass and sent a shot towards goal that got through traffic and found its way past Lea-Kristine Demers (35 saves)
- Merrimack started the third period well but Stuart was equal to the task, including a span early in the stanza when she thrice denied Mikyla Grant-Mentis, who entered the game fourth in the nation with 18 goals.
- The Warriors scored when Courtney Maud capitalized on a rebound during one of the Warriors' five power plays of the evening.
- BU was the better team in overtime, outshooting Merrimack by a 7-2 margin in the extra session, but Demers denied several good bids at a game-winner to ensure each team earned one point.
- Stuart has not allowed an even-strength goal in her last 133:23.
- Stanley last scored a goal on Jan. 27, 2018, also against Merrimack.
- De Sousa has tallied four points (2g, 2a) over her last four games.
- BU has allowed only one goal in each of its last four fixtures.
- BU and Merrimack will conclude their season series on Saturday at Lawler Rink.
- Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.