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Women Terriers Lose in Shootout

Heartbreaker: Down four, they come back, but not all the way

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Photo by Brianna Healy (COM'12)

Erasing a 4-0 deficit to force overtime in the women’s Beanpot semifinal match-up with Northeastern, Boston University’s women ice hockey team lost in a tie-breaking shootout to the Huskies last night at Bright Hockey Center. Junior Holly Lorms tallied two goals for the Terriers, while senior Melissa Anderson capped the rally with a goal midway through the third.

Northeastern now advances to next week’s Beanpot title game.

The Huskies glided to a 3-0 lead after the first period, adding a fourth goal just 2:35 into the second to take a commanding lead. Freshman goaltender Alissa Fromkin, who replaced senior Melissa Haber after the first period, stopped every shot after, until the shootout.

BU finally got on the board at 11:31 of the second period with Lorms’ first tally of the night and entered the third period with a 4-1 deficit.

Junior Lauren Cherewyk and Lorms ignited the Terrier bench and their fans with goals in the early stages of the third. Anderson drew the Terriers even at 10:38 of the period. Each team had a scoring opportunity in overtime, but neither converted, and the teams headed to a shootout. Northeastern struck first when freshman Rachel Llanes scored from inside the left post, followed by the clincher from Junior Alyssa Wohlfeiler.

And with that, a thrilling, improbable comeback fell short.

In the final round of the women’s Beanpot tournament, the BU women’sice hockey team will fight for third place at 5 p.m. February 9 at Bright HockeyCenter, 79 N. Harvard St., Cambridge.

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  • Lee on 02.03.2010 at 7:33 pm

    I dont care if we lost, that was an incredible game, Holly Lorms is incredible

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