Junior forward Caroline Peterson had two goals and an assist for the Friars
Providence Holds Off Boston University, 4-3, In Hockey East Quarterfinals
Junior forward Caroline Peterson had two goals and an assist for the Friars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 3 seeded Providence College women's hockey team defeated the No. 6 seeded Boston University Terriers in the Hockey East Quarterfinal game on February 28 at Schneider Arena.


No. 10 Providence - 4 | Boston University- 3


No. 10 Providence - 11-6-1 (11-6-1 HEAW) | Boston University- 6-6-0 (6-6-0 HEAW)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


-Brooke Becker (Orchard Park, N.Y.) put the Friars on the board early only 2:14 into the opening period with her third goal of the season. Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) and Hayley Lunny (Bedford, N.Y.) earned the assist on Becker's wrister.

-The remainder of the period was scoreless, and the Friars entered the first intermission up 1-0.

-Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) added a tally for the Friars 4:39 into the second period. Originally ruled as a no goal on ice, the goal was reviewed, and the Friars gained a 2-0 lead. Peterson was assisted by Hjalmarsson, her second assist of the night.

-Hayley Lunny put up the third goal for the Friar's on the power play with 4:24 left to go in the second period. Assisted by Caroline Peterson and Brooke Becker, the goal served as the second game point for Lunny, Peterson and Becker.

-The Terriers responded with their first goal less than two minutes later with a goal from Julia Shaunessy, 3-1.

-The Friars added one more in the second period on another power play goal by Caroline Peterson. Peterson's second goal of the night and seventh of the season served as the game winner. She was assisted by Brooke Becker and Claire Tyo.

-Boston added two goals in the final 20 minutes, the first at 1:49 into the period and the second with 10 seconds left in regulation but were unable to claim the lead and the Friar's took the win, 4-3.

-Hjalmarsson led the charge on offense posting six shots on net with Burton, Becker and Peterson each adding four more apiece.

-Abstreiter finished the game stopping 22-of-25 shots.


Sandra Abstreiter (Providence) - 22 saves, 3 goal against
Corinne Schroeder (Boston University) - 18 saves, 4 goals against
Kate Stuart (Boston University) - 10 saves, 0 goals against


Providence -
Shots: 31
Face-offs: 24-42
Power plays: 2-4
Penalty kill: 6-6

Boston University -
Shots: 25
Face-offs: 42-24
Power plays: 0-6
Penalty kill: 2-4

Game Summary

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Hockey East Quarterfinal

Game statistics
25 Shots 31
0 / 6 Power Plays 2 / 4
5 / 10 PIM 7 / 14
6-6-0 Records 11-6-1
Boston University Providence
Brooke Becker (3)
Caroline Peterson (6)
Hayley Lunny (4)
2nd/15:36 PP
Julia Shaunessy (1)
Caroline Peterson (7)
2nd/19:14.6 PP GW
Kristina Schuler (1)
Julia Shaunessy (2)
3rd/19:49.4  EA
Boston University Providence
Corinne Schroeder
40:00, 17 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 3-5-0)

Kate Stuart
18:32, 10 Saves, 0 GA

Empty Net
1:28, 0 GA
Sandra Abstreiter
60:00, 22 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 11-6-1)