First-year forward Leah Herrfort scored her first career goal in the second period, but that wasn't enough, as the Union College women's hockey team fell, 2-1, to #8 Boston University at Messa Rink on Sunday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Union arguably had the better of play in the opening period, outshooting BU by a 10-9 margin and generating numerous solid scoring opportunities.
- However, the nationally-ranked Terriers struck first, with a goal from senior Sammy Davis in the final minute of the opening period. Davis picked up a deflection from teammate Haylee Blinkhorn's shot, and scored in front of the net. Abbey Stanley picked up the secondary assist on the play.
- Midway through the second period, the Terriers capitalized on a power-play opportunity. Abby Cook took the initial shot down low on the far side of the net with the traffic closing in. The puck came out to the same side where Davis pounced, getting her second goal of the game. Her tally, 14:41 into the period, would be the difference in the contest. Kaleigh Donnelly had the secondary assist on the play.
- The Dutchwomen responded quickly in the second, scoring less than two minutes later. Herrfort took the puck along the boards and used the Boston University defender as a screen to whistle a shot through to get her first career goal and get Union on the board.
- Union was out-shot by the Terriers on the afternoon, 34-23. First-year goalie Bella McKee finished with 32 saves to keep the score close. BU's Corinne Schroeder finished with 22 saves to get her first win of the season.
The Dutchwomen head back on the road, taking on Lindenwood University on Friday, October 17th at 7 p.m. (CT). Be sure to follow @UnionWHockey on Twitter for game updates and scores.