BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Kira Juodikis (LaSalle, Ontario) scored the game-winning goal at 3:14 of overtime to lift the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 3-2 win against Boston University at Walter Brown Arena.
Juodikis finished with two goals and an assist to match her career highs in both goals and points (three). Grad student Emily Pinto (Mulmur, Ontario) scored her first goal as a Wildcat and set up the game-winning goal.
Grad student and captain Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) made 16 saves, including two in overtime. BU goalie Callie Shanahan was credited with 39 saves, none of which came in the extra session.
UNH earned a weekend split with the Terriers to improve to 2-5-0 overall and 1-3-0 in Hockey East while BU moves to 2-2-0, 1-1-0.
UNH returns to action Friday, Oct. 21 (2 p.m.) against Providence College. Buy tickets online at unhwildcats.com, by calling (603) 862-4000 or visiting the Whittemore Center Ticket Office.
- UNH recorded a 13-6 shot advantage in the first period.
- Juodikis scored off her own rebound on a backhander in the low slot to give New Hampshire a 1-0 lead nine seconds into the game. Junior Chavonne Truter (Uxbridge, Ontario) made the lead pass down the right wing for the assist.
- The Wildcats recorded a 10-5 shot advantage in the middle frame but BU outscored the 'Cats 2-1 to level the score through 40 minutes.
- Andi Calderone tied the score, 1-1, at 3:43.
- The Terriers were whistled for tripping at 4:00, however, and UNH capitalized with a power-play goal 12 seconds later to retake the lead, 2-1. The scoring sequence began at the right point, where junior Kyla Bent (Halifax, Nova Scotia) chipped the puck forward to Juodikis. She advanced through the circle to create a 2-on-1 and slipped a pass across the slot to Pinto, who buried a one-timer inside the left post at 4:12.
- BU once again pulled even, 2-2, on Julia Nearis' goal at 18:25.
- New Hampshire recorded an 18-5 shot advantage in the third period but could not break the deadlock.
- Boutilier extended the game when she denied Brooke Disher at 1:08, and then she made a save against Calderone at 2:29.
- Sophomore Marina Alvarez (Center Moriches, N.Y.) crossed center ice and sent a diagonal dump-in toward the left circle. Pinto skated onto the loose puck, advanced behind the net and double-backed to the left side. She maintained possession and fed a pass in front of the net, where Juodikis' one-timed a low shot inside the far post to end the game at 3:14.
- UNH finished with a 42-18 shot advantage and also had the 28-21 edge in the faceoff circle.
- The Wildcats were 1-for-4 on the power play with a total of 14 shots. BU did not score on its lone power play.
- BU blocked 16 shot attempts and UNH had six blocks.
- This is Juodikis' third career multiple-goal game and fifth career multiple-point game.
- Pinto recorded her first multiple-point game as a Wildcat with the goal and assist.
- It was the first assist - but not point - of the season for both Bent and Truter.
- Truter had a team-high 10 faceoff wins.
- Six Wildcats recorded one block apiece.
- UNH went 0-2-2 in overtime last year, and that included a 3-3 tie vs. BU at the Whittemore Center.
- The Wildcats' previous OT win was Jan. 11, 2020 at UConn.
- UNH has a 24-36-6 lifetime record against BU with a 2-3-1 mark the past six games.