by Jack Hodge, news staff
The women’s hockey team put on a strong performance this week in their last regular season game against Boston University. It was the Terriers’ turn to take home the win with a final score of 7-2.
In the first period, the Huskies started strong on the ice. Redshirt senior forward Paige Savage caught a pass from junior forward Halle Silva and fired a shot through the five-hole, giving the Huskies the lead four minutes into the first period. The Terriers then took dominant control over the remainder of the period. A power play goal off a well-timed one-timer followed by another goal due to an unlucky rebound only one minute later gave BU the lead coming into the second period.
The balance of power was continued into the second period as the Terriers continued to control the play of the game. Redshirt senior Mary Parker fired a powerful shot from the right circle which was just out of reach of sophomore goalie Brittany Bugalski. BU capitalized on the second period and scored two additional goals, giving them a 5-1 lead over the Huskies heading into the third.
In an attempt to recapture the lead, the Huskies pushed back against the Terriers in the beginning of the third. Junior forward Denisa Krizova passed the puck to senior forward Hayley Scamurra. Scamurra’s wrist shot bounced off the pads of the BU goalie and onto senior defense Heather Mottau’s stick. Mottau masterfully fired the puck into the back of the net. This assist brought Krizova to the 40 point mark; Krizova being the first Husky to reach this achievement this season. Mottau’s goal, however, was the Huskies’ last attempt at regaining the lead as the Terriers maneuvered two more shots past senior goalie Sarah Foss and finalized the score at 2-7.
BU’s head coach Brian Durocher credited the Huskies in providing a hard-fought match.
“It was a complete game, wire to wire with real good goaltending,” he said. “Those are the type of games you want to play going into the playoffs.”
Playoffs are exactly where the Huskies are headed. This Friday they take on the University of Connecticut at Matthews Arena at 7 p.m. in the first game of the Hockey East Tournament.
Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics