CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
Senior goaltender Victoria Hanson
matched her career high with 45 saves and junior Nina Rodgers
scored her sixth goal of the season on Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum as the Boston University women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with No. 6 Boston College.
Final Score: Boston University 1, #6 Boston College 1 (OT)
Records: BU (12-7-2, 7-6-1 WHEA), Boston College (13-3-4, 10-2-2 WHEA)
Location: Conte Forum - Chestnut Hill, Mass.
- After a scoreless first period, Rodgers got the Terriers on the board at the 8:34 mark of the second stanza. As the Terrier power-play units changed, freshman Abby Cook took the puck behind her own net and dished it to Rodgers. The junior skated through the neutral zone and into the right faceoff circle before she created enough space for herself to whip the puck under the crossbar.
- The Eagles capitalized on a power-play chance of their own just 1:54 into the third period to even the score, 1-1.
- Hanson made 10 saves in the first period, but none bigger than her stop on Kristyn Capizzano's breakaway bid. Capizzano got behind the BU defense, but Hanson held her ground and denied a skater that entered Saturday with 13 goals this season.
- She stopped an additional 13 shots in each of the remaining two periods before making nine saves in overtime. The Eagles had a late power play in the third period and an additional extra-player chance in overtime, but Hanson and the defense denied the Eagles the winner time and again.
- This is her second straight game in which she has recorded 45 saves - she also did so against No. 2 Minnesota on Dec. 9.
- This was the Terriers' fifth overtime game of the season. BU is now 3-0-2 in such games and has played two straight overtime contests; BU beat No. 2 Minnesota, 6-5, in overtime prior to the semester break on Dec. 10.
- Freshman Deziray De Sousa added an assist on Rodgers' goal. All three Terriers that factored on that marker left Chestnut Hill with a point in consecutive contests.
- BU and BC split the Hockey East portion of the regular-season series, with each team winning at home prior to Saturday's showdown. They will play once more prior to the postseason when the two rivals open up the 2017 Women's Beanpot at Northeastern on Jan. 31.
- The Terriers remain one of just two league teams that have yet to be shut out this season.
- Two of the NCAA's top three offenses were held to just one goal on Saturday. BC entered the game ranked second at 3.89 goals per game while the Terriers were third at 3.70 goals per game.
- BU will remain on the road and head to Storrs, Connecticut, on Tuesday to conclude the regular-season series with UConn at 7 p.m.