Women's Hockey Falls to BU in WHEA Finals, 3-2
March 9, 2014
Dana Trivigno gave the Eagles an early 1-0 lead at 1:15 of the first period. Kaliya Johnson sent a shot towards the front of the net from the blue line that Trivigno tipped passed BU goaltender Kerrin Sperry for her 11th goal of the season.
Boston University answered with a game-tying goal at 8:04 of the opening stanza. Shannon Stoneburgh sent a pass to Rebecca Russo at the top of the slot where she fired a high shot that BC netminder Corinne Boyles was unable to save with her blocker as the puck hit the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1.
Boston College took the lead once again with 26 seconds remaining in the first period. Johnson skated the puck from the BC defensive zone down the right side of the ice, deked past a BU defender at the top of the right faceoff circle and fired a shot on net that Sperry saved, but Taylor Wasylk was in front to bury the rebound and give BC a 2-1 lead.
The Eagles had a 19-7 advantage in shots in the first period.
In a scoreless second period, the Terriers held a 14-5 edge in shots and dominated most of the stanza. BU nearly tied the score at 4:37 of the middle frame on a shot by Caroline Campbell that hit Boyle’s left shoulder and flipped towards the net, but the BC netminder spun around and dove on the puck just as it reached the goal line to preserve the one-goal lead.
The Terriers then scored two goals at 2:50 and 8:12 of the third period to take a 3-2 lead, and the Eagles were unable to answer late in the game. Louise Warren scored her 27th goal of the season on the power play to tie the game at 2-2, and Maddie Elia scored the game-winning goal with a wrap around shot from right to left behind the net.
BC was 0-3 on the power play while BU went 2-4 on the man advantage.
The Eagles held a 42-34 advantage in shots in the contest.
Boston College (27-6-3) will play Clarkson in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 15.