By: Patrick Donnelly
BOSTON – After skating to a tie against the University of Connecticut and falling to the University of Maine last week, the Terriers (1-3-3) fell 2-1 to red hot No. 8 Northeastern (6-1-1) on Sunday afternoon as head coach Brian Durocher and company visited Matthews Arena for the first time this season.
This was the third meeting this season between the two crosstown rivals. Northeastern pulled of a 5-0 win in the first contest, with a 3-3 tie making up the second.
The Huskies came out flying on Sunday, peppering Terriers’ goaltender Corinne Schroeder with 12 shots in the opening frame. Northeastern’s Veronika Pettey started the scoring off with her sixth goal of the season on a 15:56 tally in a first period power play.
Things did not improve for the Terriers as Maddie Hartman put the Huskies up 2-0 just three minutes into the second period. The Terriers failed to convert on two power plays in the second period and headed into the third down two points.
Durocher’s Terriers came out looking much better in the third period and were able to control most of the pace. However, the Terriers’ onslaught was to no avail, as Schroeder headed to the bench with 1:53 left in the game for an extra attacker to help spark a comeback.
With the goalie pulled, BU’s Nara Elia brought the Terriers to within one at 19:30 of the third with her second goal of the season. Mackenna Parker earned her first collegiate assist on the goal, but that turned out to be all the Terriers had left in the tank as they were unable to pot another to tie the game.
Schroeder made 23 saves on 25 shots in the loss while Brittany Bugalski picked up the win for the Huskies, making 26 saves on 27 shots. BU failed to convert on four power plays and killed one out of two penalties.
The Terriers have a bit of a break before they look to get back on track in their next game on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m. as they travel to UConn to take on the Huskies.