Nov. 7, 2010
Courtesy of Boston University Athletics
BOSTON – Senior Jillian Kirchner and junior Jenelle Kohanchuk each tallied two goals and an assist to lead the No. 5 Boston University women’s ice hockey team to a 5-2 victory against New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena. With the win, the Terriers improved to 8-1-1 (2-0-1 HEA) and extended their unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1).
In a defensive first period that produced only seven combined shots on goal, New Hampshire’s Sarah Cuthbert gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with 3:35 remaining in the opening frame. Kohanchuk evened the game at 6:15 of the second period before sophomore Kathryn Miller gave the Terriers their first lead at 8:32 of the final frame.
Kohanchuk added her second goal just 13 seconds later as BU skated to a 3-1 lead. Kirchner gave the Terriers a 4-1 advantage at 10:58. New Hampshire’s Kristine Horn then closed the gap to 4-2 at 15:59, but Kirchner’s second goal of the game with 1:41 remaining in regulation accounted for the 5-2 final.
BU went 1-for-5 with the player advantage, while successfully defending New Hampshire’s four power-play opportunities. BU edged New Hampshire in shots, 21-20, while freshman Kerrin Sperry turned aside 18 shots as she improved to 6-0-1.
In the first period, Cuthbert gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 16:25 after wristing a shot from the right circle that found its way past Sperry.
The Terriers then scored four straight goals to take a 4-1 advantage. On a great individual effort, Kohanchuk tied the game with 13:45 remaining in the middle frame when she maneuvered around a New Hampshire defenseman and sent a backhand attempt high over goaltender Linsey Minton’s glove for the goal.