The men’s ice hockey team advanced to the Hockey Eastsemifinals last night after a three-game weekend series against the
The women’s basketball team faced top-seeded
Men’s Hockey: Terriers Beat River Hawks in Best of Three Quarterfinal
BOSTON — The number 14/13 Boston University men’s ice hockey team overcame a pairof early goals by UMass-Lowell, reeling off the game’s final fourtallies to post a 4-2 victory on Sunday evening in the third anddecisive game of the teams’ Hockey East quarterfinal series. Playing inhis final game at Agganis Arena, Pete MacArthur (SED’08) scored a pair of goals, helping the Terriers improve to 19-16-4.
For the seventh straight season, BU will be making an appearance at theTD Banknorth Garden for the Hockey East semifinal round. Thesecond-seeded Terriers will face third-seeded Vermont in the secondsemifinal matchup, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21.
Brett Bennett (CAS’10) stopped the final 21 shots he faced as part of a 24-save performance. Nick Bonino (CAS’11) started the rally with his 16th goal of the season and later set up the game-winner, which came from the stick of Jason Lawrence (CAS’09).
The River Hawks, who close their season with a record of16-17-4, got first-period goals just 20 seconds apart from sophomoreKory Falite and freshman Scott Campbell. Sophomore netminder CarterHutton made 23 saves on the night.
Women’s Basketball: Terriers Fall to
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Boston University women’sbasketball team (20-12) fell to top-seeded Hartford, 61-45, on Sunday eveningin the America East title game in West Hartford, Conn. Forward JesykaBurks-Wiley (CGS’07, CAS’09) led with 12 points, and point guard ChristineKinneary (CAS’09) chipped in 11. Burks-Wiley and CheriRaffo (SAR’08) earned all-tournament team honors for their efforts over the threepostseason contests.
BU shot 26.3 percent for the game and was 84.6 percent(11-for-13) from the line.
The Terriers scored six fast-break points and posted 11second-chance points. The Terriers fell into an early 9-2 hole as they went thefirst 2:10 without a basket; however, Kinneary cut the deficit to four when shewent in for the layup and drew the foul at 15:39, converting on the three-pointplay. Devine closed the gap to two points with a jumper, and BU remained withintwo points over the next four minutes. Raffo made it a one-point game with along three after BU dropped down by four at 9:25. The Hawks went on a 6-0 spurtto increase its lead to 21-14 with five minutes remaining in the first stanza.
In the second half, the Hawks started on a 5-2 spurt to movethe score to 33-21, and they opened up a 12-point lead at 17:49 when MaryLynneSchaefer made three consecutive free throws. Burks-Wiley closed the gap with atrey at 16:02 to put the deficit at 11, 41-30.