BOSTON, Mass. - The Providence College women’s ice hockey team was defeated, 5-2, by the Boston University Terriers on Jan. 22. The Friars move to 12-12-2 (7-7-2 HE) and the Terriers improve to 13-8-5 (8-7-4 HE).
The Terriers took a 2-0 lead mid-way through the first period. At 8:29, Rebecca Leslie scored and Anna Streifel added the second BU goal at 9:42.
Providence cut the Boston University lead to 2-1 when Neve Van Pelt (Mitchell, Ontario) shot home a rebound on a five-on-three opportunity. Emily Landry (Orangeville, Ontario) moved the puck from below the faceoff circle to Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) at the point, who quickly directed the puck towards the net for Van Pelt to tally her third of the season.
In the second period, the Terriers added a third goal from Nina Rodgers at 8:44.
The Friars recorded seven shots, including a breakaway opportunity by Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) but were unable to convert in the second period.
Providence once again cut the Terrier lead to one goal when Lauren Klein (Shoreview, Minn.) sent a slapshot in from the point that beat Boston University’s Victoria Hanson. Dove added her second assist of the game when she moved the puck up and across the zone to Klein, whose slapshot made its way through traffic and into the upper third of the net to make the game 3-2 with 9:58 to play in regulation.
The Terriers added a fourth goal by way of Nina Rodgers at 15:53 and then Abby Cook added an empty netter with 2:22 remaining in the game.
Freshman Clare Minnerath (Sartell, Minn.) made 23 stops and Providence recorded 26 shots on goal.
The Friars return to action with a weekend series at the University of Maine on Jan. 28 and 29, both games are at 2:00 p.m.
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