|1st||6:14||BC||1-0||EV GW||Haley Skarupa (7)||Lexi Bender/10, Alex Carpenter/13|
|2nd||11:42||BC||2-0||PP||Haley Skarupa (8)||Alex Carpenter/14, Megan Keller/5|
|2nd||15:25||BC||3-0||EV||Alex Carpenter (12)||Haley Skarupa/13, Kenzie Kent/9|
|3rd||11:58||BC||4-0||EV||Lexi Bender (5)||Dana Trivigno/8, Kate Leary/5|
|3rd||16:09||BC||5-0||PP||Emily Field (3)||Emily Pfalzer/9|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (11-0-1)||2/8||2/4||0|
|New Hampshire (3-10-1)||0/2||8/16||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 11-0-1)||60:00||0||4||3||11||18|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 2-9-1)||60:00||5||10||8||5||23|
DURHAM, N.H. - Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) made 23 saves, but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team suffered a 5-0 Hockey East Association loss to No. 1 Boston College on Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.
The Wildcats slip to 3-10-1, 1-6-0 in Hockey East; the Eagles, who swept the three-game season series with UNH, won their ninth consecutive game to remain undefeated at 11-0-1, 7-0-0 HEA.
Vaattovaara recorded 10 of her 23 saves in the first period. BC counterpart Katie Burt was credited with 11 of her 18 saves in the final frame to record her second shutout of the Wildcats this season.
Haley Skarupa tallied two goals and an assist for BC, which went 2-for-8 on the power play. Lexi Bender, Alex Carpenter and Emily Field each notched two points courtesy of a goal and an assist.
Boston College netted the only goal of the first period at 6:14. Field initiated the scoring sequence with a diagonal pass from the right point to Bender, whose centering pass from the left corner found Skarupa in the low slot and her shot trickled past Vaattovaara.
UNH, which killed off a penalty in the opening minutes of the game, went on its first power play at 14:20 but did not record a shot on goal. The Wildcats were whistled for holding at 17:28 but the penalty-kill unit once again stood strong and Vaattovaara turned aside the only shot she faced - off the stick of Field - in that two minutes.
BC took that 1-0 lead and 11-4 shot advantage into the first intermission. The Eagles gained another power play opportunity 23 seconds into the second period and this time the 'Cats benefitted from Andie Anastos' shot from the lower right circle ricocheting off the near post.
Midway through the second stanza, Kayla Mork (Victoria, Minn.) generated speed down the right wing and cut toward goal. As she attempted to maneuver around Burt, Mork lost control of the puck and it went well wide of the far post.
A little puck luck helped Boston College extend the advantage to 2-0 with a power-play goal at 11:42. Megan Keller's pass from the high slot was deflected high by a UNH skater but Carpenter corralled the loose puck at the top of the crease and quickly slipped a pass to Skarupa, who deposited a shot at the left doorstep into the open near side of the net.
The Eagles struck again less than four minutes later - at 15:25 - to build a 3-0 lead. This time it was Skarupa who stickhandles down the slot to the left doorstep before backhanding a pass to Carpenter alone in the low slot for a hard one-timer. Kenzie Kent earned a secondary assist with her entry pass to Skarupa.
Vaattovaara denied Dana Trivigno at the doorstep with just under three minutes on the clock. Haley McLean attempted to stuff the rebound at the right post, but Vaattovaara extended her left leg pad to make an acrobatic save and keep the margin at three goals.
Boston College generated a 10-3 shot advantage in the second period for a cumulative total of 21-7 through 40 minutes.
UNH generated a dangerous scoring chance in the opening minute of the final frame. From the right point, Caroline Broderick (Marblehead, Mass.) blasted a slap shot that was sailing wide of the near post, but Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) was there to redirect the puck on goal. Burt, however, was in position at the post to make the save.
Midway through the third period, Heather Kashman (Edmonton, Alberta) batted down an attempted clearing pass at the blue line and advanced down the slot before wristing a shot that Burt gloved.
One minute later, Hannah Armstrong (Keswick, Ontario) led a rush through the right circle and continued to the end boards, where she lost her balance but snapped a pass to the front of the net. Mork collected the puck but was stoned by Burt.
BC extended the advantage to 4-0 at 11:58. Kate Leary saucered a pass across the slot to Dana Trivigno in the right circle. She quickly moved the puck back through the slot to Bender, who lifted a shot into the cage.
The Eagles netted their second power-play goal on a tally by Field at 16:09 to close the scoring. Emily Pfalzer was credited with an assist.
UNH recorded a 3-0 shot advantage the rest of the way, but Burt denied Armstrong, Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) and Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) to preserve the shutout.
New Hampshire returns to action Nov. 23 (3 p.m.) at Boston University. The Wildcats are back home Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-29) for a two-game series against the University of Wisconsin.