Women’s Hockey: NU falls despite early 2-0 advantage

Women’s Hockey: NU falls despite early 2-0 advantage

By Jewel Della Valle

The Boston University Terriers wrecked havoc on Husky hockey last week, storming back from a 3-0 deficit to take a tie with the women’s team Saturday and beating Northeastern 4-2 in the opening round of the women’s Beanpot last night.

The Huskies looked ready to avenge the men’s team’s Monday night loss, going ahead 2-0 within the first six minutes of the first period last night. At 2:47, sophomore forward Missy Elumba and senior forward Ashley Bielawski took a two-on-one breakaway into the BU zone. Elumba’s shot was deflected by BU goaltender Allyse Wilcox straight into the air, but dropped behind her into the net for Elumba’s second goal of the season.

Shortly after, Wilcox blocked junior forward Nikki Petrich’s attempt at a goal, but senior captain Amy Goodney picked up the rebound and put it past the netminder for her third goal of the year. Though the Huskies were out-shot 10-9 in the period, they took a 2-0 lead into the locker room at the end of the first.

Northeastern out-shot the Terriers 10-3 in the second period, but failed to convert any scoring chances. BU got on the board after sophomore forward Colleen Sanborn was called for hooking. BU senior forward Cara Hendry hit the back of the net just 21 seconds into the power play to record her 10th goal of the season and started the Terrier comeback.

“We weren’t quite there in the first period, and I think [NU] played extremely well, and they carried it on through the second period,” said BU head coach Brian Durocher. “It was probably a turning point for us to get one goal in that second period and cut the deficit in half.

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