BOSTON, Mass. -- The University of Maine women's hockey team picked up their 12th win of the season after sweeping the two-game series against Boston University by a score of 5-2. The win gives the Black Bears a new record of 12-8-5 overall and 6-6-1 in Hockey East play while the Terriers drop to 11-11-1 overall and 6-6-0 in Hockey East action. Scoring for the Black Bears was Myriam Croussette (Baie-Comeau, Quebec), Jennifer More (Poplar Grove, Ill.), who netted two goals, Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) and Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.).
Boston University took a 1-0 lead at 4:17 in the first period when Taylor Holze found the back of the net. Cristina Wiley and Jenn Wakefield assisted her on the play. Myriam Croussette tied the game for the Black Bears at 1-1 when she netted her 11th goal of the season at 11:20. Jennifer More found Croussette on the play to pick up her ninth assist of the year. The score would remain tied at 1-1 after the first period.
With 1:03 left in the second period, Jennifer More notched her first of two goals on the afternoon on a power play, giving Maine a 2-1 lead. Danielle Ward found More on the play for her 11th assist of the season. At the end of 40 minutes of play, the Black Bears had a 2-1 advantage.
Just over nine minutes into the third period, Danielle Ward grabbed her 11th goal of the season to give the Black Bears a 3-1 lead. Jessica Hall (Ingersoll, Ontario) found Ward for her second assist of the year while Brittany Dougherty found Hall for her 12th assist. At 15:21, Jill Cardella cut Maine's lead to one as she netted the second goal of the game for the Terriers. Carly Warren and Tara Watchorn assisted Cardella on her goal. Brittany Dougherty regained the two-goal lead for the Black Bears when she notched her 12th of the season on a shorthanded play. Myriam Croussette tallied her 11th assist of the year on the play. With 1:31 remaining in the game, Jennifer More scored on an empty net as Boston University had pulled their goalie, Kerrin Sperry, securing a 5-2 victory for the Black Bears. The goal was the second of the afternoon for More and her seventh of the season. Brittany Dougherty grabbed her second assist of the game and her 13th of the year on the play.
Maine netminder Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) excelled between the pipes for the Black Bears by making 44 saves on the 46 shots she faced. The win puts her record at 8-7-2 on the season. Kerrin Sperry picked up the loss for Boston University after stopping 20 of the 24 shots sent her way while she was in net. The loss drops Sperry to 8-11-1 on the year. Maine was 1-for-6 on power plays while the penalty-killing unit for the Black Bears was perfect on the afternoon, holding the Terriers to 0-for-6 with the advantage.
The Black Bears return to action next Friday, January 20, when they host University of Connecticut for one game. The game has a start time of 2 p.m.