BOSTON - Senior Corinne Schroeder stopped all 20 shots she faced to ensure that classmate Nara Elia's second-period strike held up as the winner in the Terriers' 1-0 triumph over Maine on Saturday night at Walter Brown Arena.
Playing at home for the first time in 329 days, BU (2-2-0, 2-2-0 HE) controlled play in the first two periods before Schroeder and the defense fought off a late push by the Black Bears. The Terriers held Maine (4-6-0, 4-6-0 HE) to just 11 shots on goal through two periods, with Schroeder stopping nine shots in the final 20 minutes to clinch her seventh career shutout.
Freshman Andi Calderone and Junior Kaleigh Donnelly provided the helpers on Elia's first goal of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Terriers outshot Maine, 14-8, in the first 20 minutes but were unable to get a puck past Loryn Porter (28 saves).
- Elia's game-winner came just as a Terrier power play expired. Calderone sent the puck to Elia at the Maine blue line, and the senior dangled past one defender before skating hard to the net. When she got to the crease, she moved to her backhand and tucked the puck through the five hole.
- Schroeder and the Terrier defense came up with an important stand in their own zone early in the third period during a scramble in front of the crease.
- Maine pulled Porter in favor of an extra attacker with 1:48 remaining in regulation and played the final 1:29 with a 6-on-4 advantage after a BU penalty, but Donnelly and junior Alex Allan blocked the lone attempts on goal to preserve the shutout.
- Schroeder's last shutout was also a 1-0 victory; it came on Feb. 15 at New Hampshire when she made 33 saves.
- She also posted a 1-0 shutout at UConn on Oct. 18, 2019, thanks to a 38-save performance.
- Schroeder owns three of the program's four 1-0 victories.
- Elia has notched four goals and two assists for six points in her last six games against Maine.
- Donnelly and Calderone each collected their second assist of the season.
- The Terriers and Black Bears will conclude their weekend series on Sunday at Walter Brown Arena.
- Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.