BOSTON – The Boston University women’s ice hockey team continued its excellent start on Saturday, shuting out Vermont, 3-0, in its Hockey East opener at Walter Brown Arena. Sophomore Allyse Wilcox recorded her first shutout of the season, making 13 total saves, to help BU improve to 5-0-0 (1-0-0 HE) on the year. UVM fell to 0-5-0 (0-3-0 HE) with the loss.
All three of the Terriers' goals were even-strength, including a pair of tallies in the opening period. Freshman Sarah Appleton opened the scoring just under five minutes into the game and freshman Jenn Arms registered the first goal of her career later in the period. Sophomore Genivieve Laing capped the Terriers' three-goal effort in the third period with her first goal of the season.
Appleton registered her second goal of the season at 4:58 of the first period when she recovered a rebound from a blocked shot and blasted the puck through traffic to give the Terriers the 1-0 lead. The goal proved to be the game-winning goal.
Arms doubled the score with 2:42 left in the first period. Arms, a defenseman, played out of position in Saturday’s game, sharing an offensive line with Stephanie Armstrong and Jessica Lortie. Arms retrieved the rebound from a shot by Armstrong and beat UVM goaltender Shivaun Siegl.
Both teams stayed neutral in the second period, recording two penalties apiece and staying off the scoreboard.
Just over four minutes into the third period, the Terriers scored again to give them a 3-0 lead. Laing scored from the slot at 4:41, notching her first goal of the campaign. Sophomore Erin Seman added the assist to continue her point streak to three games.
Hockey East conference play continues Sunday afternoon as the Terriers and Catamounts face each other in a rematch at 3:00 p.m.