Nov. 19, 2011
BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team snapped a 12-period streak withouth scoring a goal, but still fell short in a 4-2 Hockey East loss to No. 5 Boston University on Saturday afternoon. The loss tied a program record six straight, set in the team's inagural season of 2000-'01, as the Huskies dropped to 1-11-2 overall and 1-5-0 in the league. The Terriers improved to 8-4-1 and 3-1-0.
Freshman forward Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) put UConn on top with her third goal of the season, assisted by sophomore Jocelyn Slattery (Hugo, Minn.) and junior Kiana Nauheim (Fairbanks, Alaska), at the 10:30 mark of the second period. Senior goaltender Alexandra Garcia (Point-Claire, Que.) kept BU off the board in the first two periods by making 41 saves to send the two team's into the second intermission with Connecticut on top 1-0.
The Terrier offense came alive in the third period, outscoring the Huskies 4-1. Senior Tara Watchorn netted a power play goal to tie the game at one nearly six minutes into the third. UConn regained the lead in the ninth minute when Snodgrass lit the lamp, on a shorthanded opportunity, for the second time to lift her team-leading total to four goals. Less than a minute later, junior Isabel Menard scored another power play goal for BU and tie the game at two.
At the 11:56 mark, freshman Kayla Tutino lit the lamp for a shorthanded goal to post the game-winner. The Terriers tacked on one more goal when Menard tallied her second of the night, on an empty net.
For the game, Garcia registered a season-high 50 saves. Sophomore Braly Hiller turned away 24 shots in the win for BU as the Terriers outshot the Huskies 54-26.
UConn is back in action tomorrow at 2:00 pm when the Huskies return home for a Hockey East contest against Vermont.