Orono, Maine – The University of Maine women's ice hockey team fell to the Boston University Terriers by a score of 5-2 at the Alfond Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears fall to 3-16-1, 1-9-0 in Hockey East on the season while the Terriers improve to 13-3-3, 8-2-1 in Hockey East.
The first period saw back and forth action as both teams worked to find success. The Terriers were able to light the lamp twice to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. Jenelle Kohanchuk beat the goalie for the unassisted five-hole goal at 12:28. Louise Warren wasted little time as she was able to beat the goalie 33 seconds later with Isabel Menard and Kayla Tutino picking up the assist.
The Terriers pushed the lead to three just 1:21 into the second period as Menard placed the puck over the goalies pad into the top left of the net. Tutino and Warren tallied the assist on the goal.
Marie-Philip Poulin took advantage of the power play at 14:24 of the second period as a scrum in front of the net ensued. Poulin was able to find the puck after Kohanchuk snapped a shot off the goalie. Kohanchuk and Sarah Lefort registered the assist on the goal.
Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Michigan) scored as she took the puck deep into the Black Bear offensive zone. Dougherty capitalized after she froze the goalie with her stick work, burying the puck for her 11th goal of the season at 18:49 of the second period.
Kohanchuk registered her second goal of the contest at 12:52 of the third period on the BU power play advantage off the Jill Cardella and Shannon Doyle assist.
Jennifer More (Deloraine, Manitoba) notched her fifth goal of the season on the power play advantage at 15:56 of the third period. More's goal came on the deflection as Kayla Kaluzny (Calgary, Alberta) slapped a shot towards the BU goalie. Dougherty picked up her 12th assist of the season while Kaluzny picked up her 3rd.
Brittany Ott (St. Claire Shores, Michigan) anchored the Black Bears between the pipes as she allowed five goals while registering 33 saves. Ott sees her record fall to 3-9-1 on the season.
Kerrin Sperry got the start for the Terriers as she allowed two goals on 21 saves for her 11th win of the season.
The Black Bears went 1-6 on the power play while the Terriers went 2-5. Boston University out shot Maine 38-23 in the 5-2 loss.
Maine returns to action tomorrow afternoon as it hosts Boston University for game two, puck is slated to drop at 3:00 PM. The Black Bears will host Vermont on January 18 and 19 for a two game series; game times are slated for 2:00 PM and 1:00 PM.