|1st||3:08||BC||1-0||EV GW||Lexi Bender (4)||-|
|1st||11:50||BC||2-0||EV||Kenzie Kent (1)||Haley Skarupa/3, Alex Carpenter/5|
|3rd||9:10||BC||3-0||PP||Alex Carpenter (4)||Lexi Bender/1, Andie Anastos/1|
|3rd||10:11||BC||4-0||EV||Haley McLean (2)||Megan Keller/1, Andie Anastos/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (3-0-1)||1/6||6/12||0|
|New Hampshire (2-4-1)||0/6||6/12||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 3-0-1)||59:55||0||5||8||8||21|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 2-4-1)||60:00||4||9||18||11||38|
DURHAM, N.H. - Junior goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) matched her season high of 38 saves, but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was defeated 4-0 by No. 4/3 Boston College in Sunday afternoon's Women's Hockey East Association game at the Whittemore Center.
UNH, which entered the game on a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1), is now 2-4-1 overall and 0-2-0 in the WHEA. BC improved to 3-0-1, 1-0-0.
Vaattovaara held the Eagles scoreless in the second stanza with 18 saves, which is her personal benchmark for saves in a single period. She also tallied double-digit saves (11) in the final frame.
BC freshman netminder Katie Burt stopped eight shots in both the second and third periods as part of her 21-save performance and first career shutout. Alex Carpenter (one goal, one assist), Lexi Bender (1g, 1a) and Andi Anastos (2a) tallied multiple points for the Eagles.
Boston College skated to a 2-0 lead with an 11-5 shot advantage in the first period. Bender opened the game scoring at 3:08 when she intercepted UNH's clearing attempt at the blue line, advanced down the slot and fired a shot inside the right post.
Kenzie Kent extended the advantage to 2-0 at 11:50. Carpenter's pass through the neutral zone set up Haley Skarupa and Kent for a 2-on-1 rush. Skarupa advanced through the right circle and feathered a centering pass to Kent, who redirected the puck into the open net at the left post.
BC threatened in the opening minute of the second stanza on a give-and-go between Carpenter and Skarupa. Carpenter carried the puck down the slot, shoveled a pass to the right and then one-timed Skarupa's return pass into Vaattovaara's leg pads.
UNH went on its third penalty kill of the game at 2:13, but 30 seconds later Hannah Armstrong (Keswick, Ontario) led a 2-on-zero shorthanded rush with Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.). Armstrong skated down the right side of the slot and, with Curtis advancing on the opposite side, wristed a shot from 10 feet that Burt stopped.
At the other end of the ice, Anastos was denied at the left post and then off the rebound Vaattovaara slid across the crease to stone Carpenter at the right post.
With the Wildcats back at full strength, defenseman Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick) carried the puck deep on the right wing. She lost possession, but corralled the loose puck at the right doorstep and jammed a shot that Burt kicked aside.
UNH gained a 5-on-3 power play for 44 seconds when BC was sent to the penalty box for minor penalties at 8:16 and 9:32. The Wildcats did not record a shot during that two-skater advantage, however, and the Eagles penalty kill did not surrender a shot the remaining 76 seconds of the power play.
Both teams had a skater in the penalty box at the start of the third period. UNH returned to full strength seven seconds after the opening faceoff but once again did not record a shot on the 48-second power play opportunity.
The 'Cats went back on the power play at 2:32 and Curtis' floater from the high slot was gloved by Burt. One minute later, Burt stopped and trapped a slapshot from the right point off the stick of Caroline Broderick (Marblehead, Mass.).
BC netted a power-play goal - the first allowed by New Hampshire in 29 shorthanded situations this season - to take a 3-0 lead at 9:10. Bender, in the left corner, corralled Anastos' pass off the end boards and snapped the puck across to Carpenter, who rifled a shot into the upper-right corner.
The Eagles extended the advantage to four goals 61 seconds later when Megan Keller's slap pass from the high slot was redirected inside the left post by Haley McLean. Anastos was also credited with an assist.
BC was whistled for slashing at 12:18 to give UNH its sixth power play of the game, but Burt denied Amy Boucher's (Edmonton, Alberta) bid from the left circle and Kayla Mork (Victoria, Minn.) at the left doorstep to keep the 'Cats scoreless.
The Eagles outshot UNH 3-0 the rest of the way.
New Hampshire concludes it three-game homestand Friday, Oct. 24 against Quinnipiac University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.