BOSTON - The Boston University women's ice hockey team rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to earn a 3-2 overtime victory against Maine on Tuesday at Walter Brown Arena.
After the Black Bears scored early in both the first and second periods, BU got on the board at 4:35 of the third on a goal by sophomore Clare O'Leary. Senior Courtney Correia tied the game with just 1:55 left in regulation before sophomore Lacey Martin won it 1:03 into overtime.
The Terriers improve to 12-13-5 overall and 11-8-4 in Hockey East play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Maine got on the board just 3:28 into the contest when Morgan Trimper sent home a pass from Alyssa Wruble.
- The only penalty of the game was called on BU at 3:57 of the second and the Black Bears used it to double their lead.
- Elise Morphy made it 2-0 in the visitors' favor when she scored on the power play off assists from Courtney Colarullo and Ali Beltz.
- Down 2-0, BU used O'Leary's first goal of the season to cut the deficit in half as she found the back of the net early in the third with helpers from Martin and senior Alex Allan.
- The Terriers peppered the Maine net throughout the third in search of an equalizer and were successful with just under two minutes to play.
- On BU's 19th of 20 third-period shots, Correia notched her team-leading 13th tally of the season with an assist from classmate Mackenna Parker.
- Martin provided the late heroics when she cycled the puck with juniors Julia Nearis and Nadia Mattivi and found herself open in the slot, where she beat Maine netminder gloveside to end the game.
- BU held a 40-24 shot advantage.
- Senior Kate Stuart picked up the win in goal with a 22-save performance.
- The Terriers will close out the regular season with a home-and-home series with Providence starting Friday (Feb. 18) at Schneider Arena.
- Game time is set for 6 p.m.
- BU will host the Friars on Saturday (Feb. 19) at 5 p.m. on NESN+.