UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Five different Terriers found the back of the net to lead the No. 10 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 5-2 win at Penn State on Friday afternoon at Pegula Ice Arena.
Junior Nara Elia and sophomore Kaleigh Donnelly each added an assist in addition to lighting the lamp. Senior Abby Cook, redshirt senior co-captain Sammy Davis and junior Kristina Schuler also scored a goal on Friday. Eight different Terriers had an assist and 11 different BU skaters registered a point.
Junior Corinne Schroeder made 22 saves and did not allow an even-strength goal to push the Terriers to 4-1-1 on the season. Penn State fell to 3-3-3 with the loss.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- It took just 22 seconds for Schuler to get BU on the board. Elia corralled a pass from senior Deziray De Sousa and fired a shot on goal that Cam Leonard (26 saves) turned aside. Schuler pounced on the rebound, however, and knocked home her second goal of the season.
- Davis extended the lead to 2-0 at 7:28 of the first frame. Sophomore Mackenna Parker slid the puck to classmate Emma Wuthrich, who raced through the neutral zone and over the Penn State blue line. Davis skated to the front of the net and needed just one touch to send the puck past Leonard for her fourth goal of the campaign.
- Penn State answered with a shorthanded goal at 14:24 of the second period to cut the deficit to 2-1.
- Cook extended the lead to 3-1 with what proved to be the game-winning goal just 1:24 into the third period. Senior co-captain Natasza Tarnowski won a battle in the corner and passed the puck to sophomore Alex Allan, who then worked it to Cook at the top of the zone. The senior defender wristed the puck through bodies in front and past Leonard for her second goal of the season.
- Penn State scored a power-play goal at 6:26 of the frame to once again make it a one-goal contest.
- BU responded with a power-play goal of its own with 4:51 remaining in regulation. Donnelly kept the puck in at the blue line and worked it down low to freshman Julia Nearis. The rookie skated to the left post and quickly dished a cross-crease pass to Elia at the opposite post for a tap-in finish.
- Donnelly then iced the game in the final seconds when she blocked a shot, skated by a defender and got to the blue line before sending the puck into the empty PSU cage.
-The Terriers have scored first in all six games this season.
-Elia became the ninth different Terrier to score a goal this year.
-BU last had five different players score in a 5-2 win at Brown on Nov. 27, 2018.
-Nearis' assist was the first of her collegiate career. She scored her first goal as a Terrier on Oct. 11 against Merrimack.
-Davis now leads the team with four goals while Elia paces the team with five assists. Both players lead the squad with six points.
-The Terriers outshot the Nittany Lions, 31-24.
-BU is now 2-0-1 all-time at Pegula Ice Arena.
- BU and Penn State will conclude this weekend's series on Saturday at 1 p.m.