PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's hockey team fell to the No. 10 Boston University Terriers, 2-1, at Schneider Arena on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Friars tied the game 4:28 into the third period but gave up the game-winner just under a minute later. Providence falls to 4-5-2 overall and 2-3-0 in Hockey East play.
Providence - 1 | Boston University- 2
Providence: 4-5-2 (2-3-0 HEAW) | Boston University: 6-3-1 (3-3-1 HEAW)
Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
-Providence and Boston University skated to a scoreless first period, Providence held a 13-7 advantage in shots in the opening period.
- Each side failed to convert on their lone power play opportunities with Providence posting three shots with the extra skater compared to Boston's one shot on the power play. Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) tallied seven saves in the period while Corinne Schroeder posted 13.
- The Terriers entered the scoring column 9:30 into the second period. Julia Nearis received the puck on the inside edge of the right circle, after a pass across the crease, and finished a wrist shot past Abstreiter sliding over.
- Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) and Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) both received major penalties in the middle frame and were ejected for the game. Hjalmarsson was called for contact to the head while Peterson was called for boarding.
- Providence held a 18-14 shot advantage through two periods of play.
- The Friars and Terriers traded goals in the final frame for Boston University's 2-1 victory. Neve Van Pelt (Mitchell, Ontario) scored the equalizer 4:28 into the second period. Bailey Burton (Bloomington, Minn.) took a shot from the point that Van Pelt re-directed into the bottom right corner of the frame. Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) was credited for the secondary assist, her seventh of the season. Van Pelt's goal was her second of the season and 13th of her career.
- The Terriers answered just under a minute later. Providence was called for too many skaters on the ice putting Boston University on the power play. Nadia Mattivi found Nearis in front of the crease who lifted a wrist shot over Abstreiter's right shoulder for her second goal of the game.
- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) had a short-handed opportunity on a breakaway with two minutes remaining, but she put her wrist shot just wide left.
- Abstreiter ended the afternoon with 21 saves on 23 shots.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (Boston University) - 9:30/2nd - EV - Julia Nearis (Mattivi, Davis) - Wrist shot on the inside edge of the right circle.
1-1 (Providence) - 4:28/3rd - PP - Neve Van Pelt (Burton, Dove) - Re-direction in frontof the crease.
2-1 (Boston University) - 5:34/2nd - PP - Julia Nearis (Elia, Davis) - Wrist shot between the two circles.
Sandra Abstreiter - 21 saves, 2 goals against
Corinne Schroeder - 26 saves, 1 goal against
Power plays: 1-7 (14%)
Penalty kill: 4-5 (80%)
Boston University -
Power plays: 1-5 (20%)
Penalty kill: 6-7 (86%)
PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: Rickard (5)
Goals: Van Pelt (1)
Assists: Burton, Dove (1)
Points: Burton, Dove, Van Pelt (1)
Providence will continue conference play next weekend at Maine on Friday, Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m. before hosting Vermont on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m.