Kerrin Sperry Breaks the BU Terriers All-Time Wins Record

Mark StaffieriContributor IIOctober 25, 2012

Photo courtesy of Terriers athletics
Photo courtesy of Terriers athletics

A rare Tuesday matchup resulted in hockey history as Kerrin Sperry broke Allyse Wilcox’s career mark for most wins by a BU goaltender. The October 16 contest versus the eighth-ranked Northeastern Huskies saw Sperry make 24 saves in a 4-1 triumph at Matthews Arena.

The previous mark set by Allyse Wilcox was 43 wins. Sperry’s win improved the Terriers season mark to 4-0-0. The win marked the second time during the young season that the third-ranked Terriers defeated a ranked opponent on the road (the first was against Boston College in the season-opener). It marked the Huskies' first loss of the season.

Eight different Terriers skaters earned points in the Tuesday night win. All four goals were scored by different Terriers as well.

Kayla Tutino gave the Terriers a 1-0 lead in the second with a power-play marker. It was the first goal the Huskies allowed in the last 27 power-play opportunities. Northeastern's Lucie Povova had the best scoring chance of the second period as she took a pass from Brittany Esposito. But despite Povova’s best efforts, she was denied by Sperry.

Sensational Sarah Lefort made it 2-0 in the third period, as she logged her sixth goal of the season to lead all Hockey East skaters.

Jill Cardella scored with 9:23 left in the second period before Taylor Holze logged the final marker for the Terriers with 2:57 left in the final stanza for her first goal of the season, with an assist from Louise Warren. Team captain Marie-Philip Poulin logged two assists in the record-breaking win.

Northeastern’s only goal was registered by team captain Casey Pickett, which made the score 3-1. Assists went to Kendall Coyne (twice named Hockey East Player of the Week this season) and Ann Doherty.

The Terriers managed 31 shots compared to the Huskies' 25. Sperry’s record-breaking night was highlighted by three penalty kills during the third period, with 12 of her 24 saves made in the third period.