Senior forward Julia Nearis scored the game-winning goal for the Terriers
Boston University Holds On For 2-1 Win At New Hampshire
Senior forwards Jesse Compher and Julia Nearis each scored a goal for the Terriers

DURHAM, N.H. - Nikki Harnett (Plymouth, Minn.) recorded 26 saves, but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team fell to No. 8 Boston University, 2-1, at the Whittemore Center on Friday night.

Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jérôme, Quebec) cut the Terriers' lead in half with the only goal for the Wildcats when she backhanded the puck to the back of the net at 3:18 of the third period.

BU goalie Corinne Schroeder was credited with 18 saves.

The 'Cats and the Terriers meet again Dec. 5 in Durham at 5 p.m. on College SportsLive.


- Both UNH and BU had one power play opportunity in the first but did not capitalize.

- Jesse Compher tapped the puck in to give BU a 1-0 lead at 17:04 after Courtney Correia sent her a pass right in front of the crease.

- The Terriers held that one-goal lead and an 8-5 shot advantage through 20 minutes.


- Julia Nearis wristed a shot into the back of the net at 7:15 to give BU a 2-0 lead.

- Harnett made three incredible back-to-back-to-back saves from all angles to keep the Wildcats within two goals at 15:56.


- After a great effort to keep the puck in the zone, Thiérus skated the puck down the slot by herself and sent a backhand home at 3:18 to lift the Wildcats within 2-1.

- Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario) and Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ontario) were credited with assists.

- UNH went on its third power play of the period - fifth of the game - at 14:24 but Schroeder preserved BU's lead with key stops against Kelly in front and Brianna Brooks (Whitby, Ontario) from the slot.

- Harnett went to the bench with 47 seconds remaining for the extra UNH attacker but the Terriers controlled the puck to preserve the win.


- Harnett recorded her first start of the season for the 'Cats.

- Thiérus extended her point streak to three games with her second goal in as many games.

- All three of UNH's posted points were earned by Canadians; two from Ontario and one from Quebec.

- Kelly and Martin both notched their second points of the season.

- Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario) tallied a team-high 12 faceoff wins.


- The Terriers have won the last three matchups against the 'Cats.

- UNH has scored a total of 110 goals against BU in their meetings.


UNH (1)- Tamara Thiérus
BU (2)- Jesse Compher, Julia Nearis


UNH (2)- Lauren Martin, Nicole Kelly
BU (4)- Courtney Correia, Mackenna Parker, Brooke Ersoy, Andi Calderone


UNH- Nikki Harnett 7-9-10-26 (2 GA) (58:58) {L}
BU- Corinne Schroeder 5-5-8-18 (1 GA) (60:00) {W}


UNH: 2-4
BU: 5-10


UNH: 0-5
BU: 0-2

Game Summary

Friday, December 4, 2020

Game statistics
28 Shots 19
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 2 / 4
1-0-0 Records 0-3-0
Boston University New Hampshire
Jesse Compher (1)
Julia Nearis (1)
2nd/7:07  GW
Tamara Thiérus (2)
Boston University New Hampshire
Corinne Schroeder
60:00, 18 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 1-0-0)
Nikki Harnett
58:58, 26 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 0-1-0)

Empty Net
1:02, 0 GA