Graduate netminder Andrea Brändli made 40 saves for the Terriers
Boston University And Providence Skate To 2-2 Tie; Terriers Take Extra Point In Shootout
Graduate netminder Andrea Brändli made 40 saves for the Terriers

Box Score - Highlights

BOSTON - The Boston University women's ice hockey team picked up two points in Hockey East play, skating to a 2-2 draw with No. 13 Providence before winning the shootout, 2-1, on Tuesday evening at Walter Brown Arena.

BU jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on goals from junior Julia Shaunessy and senior Julia Nearis. The Friars used power-play goals in both the second and third periods to draw even and force overtime.

Nearis scored first in the shootout, which required a fourth round, where Martin converted the winner to give BU the extra point.

Graduate student Andrea Brändli made 40 saves for the Terriers while sophomore Christina Vote assisted on both goals.


- BU put together one of its best first periods of the season, scoring twice within a span of just over three minutes to take a 2-0 lead into the the first intermission.

- A perfectly executed breakout led to the opening goal as junior Catherine Foulem moved the puck up to classmate Madison Cardaci, who one-touched it to Vote up the left side of the neutral zone.

- Vote then flipped the puck towards the slot, allowing Shaunessy to catch up to it while sneaking past two defenders before finding the back of the net 7:04 into the game.

- PC got the first power-play chance of the night but committed a penalty of its own in the closing seconds of its advantage and the ensuing BU power play produced a goal.

- After passing back and forth with senior Nadia Mattivi, Vote approached the slot and found Nearis open at the left dot, where the junior blasted in a one-timer to make it 2-0 in the Terriers' favor with 9:35 left in the opening period.

- The Friars ended up with a 5-on-3 advantage for 33 seconds in the second period and got on the board soon after the first penalty expired to cut BU's lead in half. 

- Lauren DeBlois collected her own rebound in the slot and did a quick drop-off to Sara Hjalmarsson, who found Caroline Peterson for a goal from the right circle at 6:15 of the second.

- PC used another power-play opportunity - its sixth and final one of the night - to come up with an equalizer as DeBlois won a scramble for a rebound and pushed the puck past Brändli with 7:41 to play.

- Brändli came up with a big stop on Peterson late in regulation to keep the game in a deadlock.

- BU held a 4-1 advantage in shots during overtime but could not come up with a winner. 

- In the shootout, Brändli came through with a glove save on PC's first try and Nearis potted her try to give BU a lead through one round.

- Neither team was successful in round two but the Friars tied it in the next round thanks to Reichen Kirchmair.

- It went to an extra round, where Lindsay Bochna was stopped by Brändli before Martin came though with the shootout winner.


- Providence held a 42-23 shot advantage as Sandra Abstreiter made 21 saves in goal for the Friars

- Junior Tamara Giaquinto had a team-high three blocked shots for the Terriers.

- PC was 2-of-6 on the power play while BU was 1-of-2.

- The Friars took six of nine points from the Terriers in the season series.

- BU is now in sole possession of seventh place in the Hockey East standings with 21 points.

- This marked the first time since Feb. 18 of last season - also against Providence - that BU had a game go to a shootout.


The Terriers will hit the road for a pair of contests beginning with a visit to Maine on Friday (Jan. 20). Game time in Orono is set for 4 p.m.