BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Leah Lum scored her fourth goal in the last five games on Sunday, as the UConn women’s ice hockey team dropped a 6-2 decision against Hockey East opponent Boston University in the Walter Brown Arena.
The Huskies (3-3-1, 0-2-1 WHEA) received their first goal from sophomore Catherine Crawley, her third of the season, but the Terriers (1-4-0, 1-4-0 WHEA) recorded scores on three of five power play opportunities to earn the victory.
It was the second contest of the weekend for UConn, which earned a 2-2 draw with No. 3 Boston College at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum on Friday night.
The Terriers outshot UConn, 42-28, while the Huskies held a 35-26 edge in face-offs. Senior goalie Annie Belanger made 36 saves in the loss – UConn’s second in league play this season, including a 2-1 loss to Vermont on Oct. 7.
Crawley gave the Huskies an early lead at 6:50 in the first period, finding herself in a 1-on-4 situation during a switch, but she managed to rip a shot past Corinne Schroeder to make it 1-0.
Less than four minutes later, BU’s Nara Elia scored the equalizer on a power play following a holding call on senior Theresa Knutson – making it 1-1. At 11:32 into the first, the Terriers scored a short-handed power play goal to take their first lead.
Lum notched her goal at the 6:59 mark of the second period, tying the game at 2-2 with assists credited to freshman Morgan Wabick and sophomore Briana Colangelo. The Huskies were 1-for-6 on power plays against the Terriers.
Over the final 32 minutes of the game, BU tallied four goals on Belanger – including a pair of scores on power plays. Entering the game, UConn ranked seventh in penalty kills (11-of-15) in Hockey East.
Rebecca Leslie, who recorded a hat trick in the game, gave the Terriers a 3-2 lead in the second period - while her team added a trio of goals in the third for the 6-2 final.
Lum posted a team-high five shots in the loss, while Knutson and freshman Natalie Snodgrass each had four. Schroeder made 26 saves in the win for BU.
The Huskies are off this weekend, but return to action on Nov. 3-4 when RPI visits the Freitas Ice Forum. UConn returns to the Walter Brown Arena on Nov. 10 for a rematch with the Terriers.