The good news for the University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team over the weekend was that the Bulldogs scored seven goals in two games. The bad news was that Boston University managed to three more.
UMD dug a hole it couldn't get out of Saturday afternoon against the No. 9 Terriers, falling 4-2 at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass. For a second straight skate, the Bulldogs closed the deficit in the third period and outshelled BU in every period, but simply could not keep the Terriers off the scoreboard.
BU scored a goal in the first period, two in the second (including a short-handed tally) and one at 7:18 of the third period before the Bulldogs finally solved Terrier goaltender Victoria Hanson. 13 seconds after BU went up 4-0, UMD finally responded when Meghan Huertas scored her second goal in as many games against BU. The Bulldogs then made it a 4-2 game at the 9:22 mark when Tea Villila's shot from the left point got past Hanson. That concluded the scoring, however, despite having two late power-play opportunities, UMD was collared by penalty with 1:49 remaining in regulation and was unable to generate any momentum in the final moments.
Both the Bulldogs and Terriers were scoreless on the power-play, with UMD going 0-of-8 and BU 0-of-6. With 35 shots to the Terriers' 21, UMD outshot BU for a second consecutive game. Sophomore Sofia Carlstrom made her first start of the season, playing for 40 minutes and making 11 saves with three goals against before Kayla Black handled the third period, stopping six shots with one goal against.
UMD will return to WCHA action next weekend when it heads it St. Cloud, Minn. to face St. Cloud State University Friday and Saturday afternoon. Both games are set for 3:07 p.m.