NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - Senior Corinne Schroeder stopped all 18 shots she faced and junior Emma Wuthrich's first-period goal proved to be the winner as the Boston University women's ice hockey team defeated Merrimack, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at Lawler Rink.
BU (4-3-0, 4-3-0 HE) shut out Merrimack (1-13-0, 1-13-0 HE) for the second straight game thanks to a strong 60-minute effort. Freshman Catherine Foulem notched an empty-netter with 1:35 remaining in regulation for her first collegiate goal to seal the victory.
Junior Courtney Correia and freshman Andi Calderone provided the assists on Wuthrich's first goal of the season while senior co-captain Jesse Compher and sophomore Nadia Mattivi had the helpers on Foulem's marker.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- BU outshot the Warriors, 15-2, in the opening 20 minutes.
- Wuthrich got the Terriers on the board first just 4:44 into the proceedings. Correia chased down a puck in the offensive zone and found a trailing Wuthrich in the left circle. Wuthrich made no mistake to score her first goal of the season.
- Both teams recorded nine shots on goal in the second stanza but neither team found the back of the net.
- Schroeder maintained the Terriers' slim advantage with a nice glove stop on a 2-on-1 chance halfway through the final frame.
- The Warriors pulled goaltender Emma Gorski (31 saves) with 2:24 to play, but Foulem's goal halted any chance of a Merrimack rally.
- This was Schroeder's second shutout of the season and the eighth of her Terrier career.
- This is the second time that junior Kate Stuart and Schroeder have posted shutouts in consecutive games; they also combined for back-to-back shutouts against New Hampshire on Feb. 15 and 16, 2020.
- Schroeder, named to the National Women's Goalie of the Year Award Watch List on Friday, has posted a 0.69 goals-against average and a .966 save percentage in her last three starts.
- The Terriers have allowed just two goals over their last 13 periods of play.
- Foulem is the third Terrier rookie to record her first collegiate goal this season; she also collected her first collegiate assist on Friday.
- Wuthrich (1g, 2a) and Compher (1g, 2a) each tallied three points over the weekend.
- Compher has notched a point in each of the four games she has skated in this season, totaling a team-high three goals and two assists.
- Correia leads the Terriers in points (8) and assists (6) thanks to her four-point weekend.
- She is also fifth in Hockey East with an average of 1.14 points per game.
- Calderone recorded an assist in both games against Merrimack.
- BU finished the weekend 11-for-11 on the penalty kill, including an 8-for-8 performance on Friday.
- The Terriers will learn their next opponent on Tuesday (Feb. 9).