Princeton Back from Break with Win over BU

Princeton Back from Break with Win over BU

Princeton got goals from four different players, and from both special teams, to cruise to a 4-1 win over Boston University on Saturday, Dec. 30 in the first game back from the Christmas break.

Keiko DeClerckClaire Thompson and Kiersten Falckeach had two point games, while Stephanie Neatbystopped 22 shots in the win.

Sophomore Carly Bullock tallied her ninth goal of the season, on the power play. DeClerck did some work along the side boards to get the puck to Stephanie Sucharda at the blue line. Sucharda found Bullock open in the high slot and she wristed in the first goal at 15:17 of the second period.

The lead was short lived as the Terriers responded just 40 seconds later on a Breanna Scarpaci goal. Reagan Rust and Rachel Allen played catch behind the goal before Scarpaci came charging in put away a pass on the back door.

Thompson net her fifth goal of the season to put Princeton back ahead 2-1 before the close of the second period. A blocked shot by Declerck in the slot wa recovered by Falck and sent out to the left point for Thompson. Thompson released a shot glove side on Corrine Schroeder to light the lamp.

Amanda Harris made two monster blocks during the game and recorded her third goal of the season early in the third period to extend the Tigers' lead to 3-1. Skating behind the back of its own net, the Terriers were careless with the puck as Falck and Sarah Verbeek tagged team to poke the puck free and get it out front to Harris for the score.

DeClerck iced the game at 10:29 with her sixth goal of the season and first short-handed goal, when she blocked a power-play shot and took it down the other end beating Schroeder with the back hand. She finished the game with 34 saves.

Princeton was 1 for 4 on the power play, while BU was 0 for 2. The Tigers had a 38-23 advantage in shots and won 39 of 61 faceoffs.

Princeton and BU will be back at it again tomorrow afternoon, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m., in Game 2 at Hobey Baker Rink.