BOSTON - Junior Catherine Foulem scored a late game-tying goal before adding the shootout winner as the Boston University women's ice hockey team took two points from No. 15 UConn on Friday evening at Walter Brown Arena to extend its unbeaten streak to six games.
Down 2-0 in the closing minutes, the Terriers got on the board on goal from freshman Brooke Disher before Foulem sent the game to overtime on a tally with 1:25 left in regulation. The teams settled for a 2-2 draw and the ensuing shootout needed five rounds before Foulem converted her try to give BU a 2-1 shootout win.
Junior Christina Vote assisted on both goals for the Terriers, who now stand at 10-15-3 overall and 9-12-3 in Hockey East play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- UConn had the better start and went on to score in each of the first two periods to take a 2-0 lead.
- The first goal came off a rush as a hard rebound made its way to Ava Rinker, who converted from the left circle midway through the first.
- The visitors doubled their lead at 13:47 of the second when Riley Grimley scored from the slot.
- BU's penalty kill kept the game within reach by going unscathed on two UConn power plays in the third period.
- Foulem got the rally started with a great pass to Disher at the top of the crease, where the freshman knocked it in to end the shutout bid with 3:53 to play.
- The Terriers pulled goaltender Andrea Brändli for an extra skater and it immediately paid dividends as Foulem backhanded the puck into the slot before it got knocked around and made its way back to her, allowing her to beat UConn netminder Tia Chan with 85 seconds left in regulation.
- UConn had the only three shots in the overtime period and had a chance to win it on the power play but the BU penalty kill came up with its best effort of the night to send the game into a shootout.
- Both UConn's Coryn Tormala and junior Lacey Martin scored on their attempts in the first round.
- The goaltenders kept the puck out of the next for the next three rounds before Foulem sealed it following a miss by Kyla Josifovic in the fifth round.
- Each team recorded 25 shots in the contest as both Brändli and Chan had 23-save performances.
- The Huskies were 0-for-3 on the power play while the Terriers were 0-for-1.
- Vote now has eight points (1g, 7a) over the past six games.
- Freshman Maeve Kelly picked up an assist on the game-tying goal.
- The six-game unbeaten streak (3-0-3) is the Terriers' longest since closing out the 2019-20 regular season on a 7-0-1 run.
- BU and No. 5 Northeastern will kick off the 44th Beanpot on Tuesday (Feb. 7) in the first semifinal.
- Game time at Boston College's Conte Forum is set for 4 p.m.