BURLINGTON, Vt. - Freshman forward Jordan Juron scored two goals and an assist to lead No. 5 Boston University past Vermont 5-2 and extend the Terriers unbeaten streak to 11 games Friday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Juron opened the scoring for the Terriers 15:05 into the first period on the power play. A Shannon Doyle point-shot deflected off a Vermont defender in front of the net and Juron pounced on the loose puck to score her second goal of the season.
Just over two minutes later the Catamounts got on the board to even the score at one apiece. In transition Emily Walsh and Amanda Pelkey entered the Terriers zone on a two-on-one break. Pelkey raced in on the left wing and beat the Terrier goaltender Kerrin Sperry with a wicked wrist shot over her glove. Pelkey's fourth goal of the season was also assisted by Brittany Zuback.
The Terriers top goal scorer Sarah Lefort regained the Terriers lead just 54 seconds into the second period. She beat Vermont goaltender Roxanne Douville with a wrist shot from the point for her 14th goal of the season.
Marie-Phillip Poulin extended the lead to two goals at the 7:52 mark of the second period. Poulin collected a loose puck in the slot and beat Douville with a quick shot to pick up her 34th point of the season.
Erin Wente brought the Catamounts back to within one with 14:35 left in the second period. With Vermont on a five-on-three power play a Dayna Colang point-shot was deflected in front and Wente tapped it in from the front of the net for her sixth goal of the season.
Kayla Tutino regained the two-goal edge for the Terriers late in the second period. She took a pass from Caroline Campbell and fired a puck past Douville in the slot for her 11th goal of the season.
Juron added her second goal of the afternoon 6:28 into the third period to close out the scoring. It was Juron's first collegiate multi-goal game.
"That was by far our best effort of 2013," said head coach Jim Plumer. "It was great to see us play such a fast-pace game and in general I was pleased with our effort and execution. If we can start playing like that consistently we will be very happy with the results down the road."
Vermont returns to action on Sunday afternoon (2 p.m.) as the Catamounts close out their season series with the Northeastern Huskies.
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NOTES: Friday was the annual Hockey East Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer game ... The Catamounts wore special "pink" jerseys that were auctioned off after the game ... The jerseys sold for a total of $1,175 which will be donated locally to the Vermont Cancer Center.