Nov. 6, 2013
BOSTON - Freshman Susan Cavanagh (Warwick, R.I.) scored her first career goal, but the UConn women's hockey team (3-6-1, 0-2-1 WHEA) dropped a 6-2 decision at No. 10 Boston University (7-1-1, 4-0-0 WHEA) on Wednesday night at BU's Walter Brown Arena.
Cavanagh and Rachel Farrel (Cheshire, Conn.) scored for UConn in the setback, while Sarah Moses (New Hamburg, Ontario) made 36 saves in goal. The Huskies were outshot 40-28 by the Terriers, who received goals from six different skaters in the win. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power play, but BU picked up a shorthanded goal.
UConn kept the game tight early, before BU got on the board twice in a span of less than a minute. Kaleigh Fratkin scored off a scramble in front of the cage at 7:18 of the first, before Dakota Woodworth split the Husky defense and went five-hole on Moses to make it 2-0. Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ontario) made a bid to get UConn on the board late in the first period, generating an end-to-end rush before snapping a shot on net, but Hanson was there to make the save and the Terriers took their 2-0 lead into the break.
BU started the second period on the power play, and after a successful UConn kill extended its lead to 3-0 with an Alexis Woloschuk tally off a carom in front of the cage. Fratkin went off for cross checking at 4:06, and Cava had two more chances stuffed by Hanson to kill the Connecticut advantage.
Sarah Lefort stretched the Terrier lead to 4-0 with a goal at 13:14 of the second, before Cavanagh got UConn on the board at 15:31. After her initial shot was saved, Kelly Harris (Canton, Mich.) gathered the puck behind the net and fed it back in front, where Cavanagh was waiting and tucked her first career tally inside the near post. The score stayed 4-1 at the end of the second period.
Kayla Tutino got the BU lead back to four barely a minute into the third period, going on a beautiful end-to-end rush and deking past Moses to pot her third goal of the season and make it 5-1 Terriers. UConn used its timeout with the score still there at 10:32 of the third, and it paid off when Farrel got UConn within three thanks to a perfect feed in front from Sarah MacDonnell (Quispamsis, New Brunswick). The goal came at 11:07 of the period to make it 5-2, and Viivi Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) also got an assist on the strike, her first career point.
Rebecca Russo scored a shorthanded goal at 15:03 of the third to make it 6-2 Terriers, and BU held that score through the rest of the contest.
Up next, UConn hosts Providence in a Hockey East contest on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Huskies and Friars will square off at Freitas Ice Forum at 2 p.m.
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