BOSTON, Mass. — The University of Maine women’s hockey team emerged victorious today at Boston University by a score of 3-2. The win improves Maine’s record to 11-8-5 overall and 5-6-1 in Hockey East play. The Terriers fall to 11-10-1 overall and 6-5-0 in Hockey East play. Kayla Kaluzny (Calgary, Alberta), Missy Denk (Poplar Grove, Ill.) and Tori Pasquariello (Mississauga, Ontario) each tallied a goal on the afternoon while Pasquariello grabbed the game winner.
The scoring started when Boston University’s Marie-Philip Poulin scored on a power play to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead at 17:20 in the first period. Assisting her on the play was Jenn Wakefield and Kayla Tutino. The Black Bears kept the pressure on throughout the period by firing 13 shots at Terrier goalie Kerrin Sperry while Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) stopped four of the five shots she faced. The score at the end of the first period would remain at 1-0.
Late in the second period at 14:07, the Black Bears were able to tie the game at 1-1 on a goal from Kayla Kaluzny, her third of the year. Tori Pasquariello grabbed her fourth assist of the season while Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario) notched her eighth. Boston University took a 2-1 lead at 15:36 on Marie-Philip Poulin’s second goal of the game. Tara Watchorn and Louise Warren assisted her on the play. Through two periods of play, the Terriers remained in the lead by a score of 2-1.
At 5:34 in the third period, Missy Denk tied the game for the Black Bears as she was able to tip a shot by Chloe Tinkler (Wabush, Newfoundland) and find the back of the net. Tinkler earned her fifth assist of the year on the play. Just over eight minutes later at 13:48, Tori Pasquariello scored her ninth goal of the year to give the Black Bears the lead, 3-2. Dominique Goutsis (Coquitlam, British Columbia) found Pasquariello for her sixth assist of the season while Myriam Croussette (Baie-Comeau, Quebec) found Goutsis for her 10th assist. The play resulted from Croussette carrying the puck up the left wing, passing the puck onto Goutsis who fired a shot that was saved while Pasquariello found the rebound and the back of the net for the goal. At the end of 60 minutes, the Black Bears notched their 11th win of the year by a score of 3-2.
Brittany Ott saved 22 of the 24 total shots she faced from the Terriers to earn her seventh win of the year. Her record now stands at 7-7-2. Boston University’s Kerrin Sperry saved 29 of the 32 shots the Black Bears sent at her; however the loss now puts her record at 8-10-1. Maine was 0-for-6 on the power play while the Terriers were 1-for-5 with the advantage.
The Black Bears return to action tomorrow when they face Boston University for game two of the weekend series. The puck is set to drop at 3 p.m.