Boston University Athletics
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Despite holding a 3-0 third-period lead, No. 4 Boston University skated to a 3-3 draw with Northeastern in the Beanpot consolation game at Conte Forum on Tuesday night. The Terriers (24-4-4, 14-2-3 HEA), who played the Huskies for the third time in five days, tied the Beanpot third-place game for the second consecutive year.
Graduate student Catherine Ward (2a), junior Jenn Wakefield (1g, 1a) and sophomore Britt Hergesheimer (1g, 1a) led BU with two points each. Senior Holly Lorms, who scored in her fourth game in a row, also tallied for the Terriers. Hergesheimer’s marker was her first of the season.
BU netminder Kerrin Sperry turned aside a career-high 30 shots, while Northeastern goaltender Florence Schelling made 26 saves. BU was 1-for-4 with the player advantage and the Huskies were 1-for-8 on the power play. Northeastern (14-11-7, 6-9-4 HEA) outshot the Terriers by a 33-29 margin.
After a scoreless first period, BU scored twice in the middle frame to take a 2-0 lead. At the 10:17 mark, senior Lauren Cherewyk intercepted a Northeastern breakout pass at the left circle and slid the puck to Hergesheimer at the top of the crease, where she one-touched the puck past Schelling.
Less than five minutes later, Wakefield scored her 25th marker of the season. Ward passed to Hergesheimer at the blue line, where she bumped a pass to Wakefield. The Pickering, Ont., native then skated to the slot before wristing a shot for the goal.
Lorms gave the Terriers a 3-0 lead with a power-play goal just 39 seconds into the third stanza. From the corner, Wakefield passed to the slot, where Ward attempted a shot. Lorms located the rebound and banged the puck past Schelling.
BU then surrendered three goals in a 4:02 span as the Huskies tied the game, 3-3. With 9:56 remaining in the period, sophomore Rachel Llanes won the faceoff back to freshman Sonia St. Martin, who sent a slap shot through Sperry’s five hole.
While on the power play, Llanes sent a pass to freshman Katie MacSorley, who scored on a wraparound 3:06 later.
Northeastern graduate student Dani Rylan tied the game with 5:54 remaining in the stanza. She collected the puck on the left-wing boards and wristed a shot from the left dot high to the blocker side.
A scoreless overtime followed to account for the 3-3 final.