|1st||2:51||BU||1-0||EV||Marie-Philip Poulin (6)||Sarah Lefort/8, Shannon Doyle/9|
|1st||9:56||BU||2-0||PP||Sarah Steele (1)||Rebecca Russo/5, Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/4|
|1st||11:10||CON||1-2||EV||Theresa Knutson (5)||Sarah MacDonnell/7, Leah Lum/4|
|1st||17:18||BU||3-1||SH GW||Marie-Philip Poulin (7)||Sarah Lefort/9|
|2nd||4:50||BU||4-1||EV||Victoria Bach (7)||Shannon Stoneburgh/2|
|3rd||13:18||CON||2-4||EV||Emily Snodgrass (7)||Kelly Harris/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (8-3-1)||1/3||7/14||1|
|Annie Belanger (L, 1-3-2)||59:10||4||8||9||9||26|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (W, 5-1-0)||60:00||2||2||6||6||14|
BOSTON - Senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice in the first period to help lead the No. 6 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 4-2 win over Connecticut on Sunday at Walter Brown Arena.
Playing in her first home game since the 2013 NCAA quarterfinal victory over Clarkson, Poulin potted a pair of goals, including a shorthanded marker, as part of a three-goal first period for BU (8-3-1, 5-2-0 WHEA). The win completed a weekend sweep of Connecticut (3-7-5, 0-3-2 WHEA) and the Terriers have now won 16 straight games against the Huskies dating back to the 2010 Hockey East title game.
Sophomore Sarah Steele scored her first collegiate goal and freshman Victoria Bach tallied for the fourth time in as many games. Junior Sarah Lefort assisted on both of Poulin's strikes while three defensemen - Shannon Doyle, Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and Shannon Stoneburgh - all had an assist. Junior Rebecca Russo had a helper and has recorded a point in six of her last seven games.
Victoria Hanson recorded her second straight win and improved to 5-1-0 this year, as the sophomore stopped 14 shots. She owns a perfect 4-0-0 record against UConn in her two seasons as a Terrier. The BU defense was spectacular in front of Hanson, allowing the Huskies just 31 total shot attempts in the contest.
Poulin put the Terriers on the board first just 2:51 into the proceedings. Doyle slid the puck to Lefort, who then got to Poulin in the right circle. She made no mistake in securing her sixth goal of the season. Steele struck next with a power-play marker at the 9:56 mark. Russo and Ribeirinha-Braga cycled the puck to the sophomore at the top of the zone. Her shot had eyes and found the inside of the right post past Annie Belanger (26 saves).
UConn cut the deficit to 2-1 just over a minute later when Theresa Knutson's shot managed to stay below the crossbar. It was one of just three shots on goal for the Huskies in the opening 20 minutes and just five total shot attempts for UConn in that frame.
Poulin made it 3-1 with her eighth career shorthanded goal. She intercepted a UConn outlet pass just inside the Huskies' zone and quickly dished it to Lefort. Lefort's shot was stopped, but the rebound popped right out to Poulin who finished for her first shorthanded strike since March 9, 2013, against Providence in the Hockey East semifinals.
Bach extended the Terriers' lead to 4-1 4:50 into the second stanza. A UConn skater attempted a blind backhand pass to try and keep the play in the BU zone, but the puck went right to Stoneburgh. She alertly spotted Bach up ice and sent a terrific pass to the freshman at the UConn blue line. Bach did the rest for her seventh goal of the season, extending her goal streak to four games.
Emily Snodgrass got a goal back for the Huskies late in the third period, but the Terriers were able to hold off a comeback attempt, thanks in part to killing off three penalties within the first 5:36 of the final frame. BU held UConn to an 0-of-7 mark on the power play on Sunday while the Terriers were 1-of-3 with a player advantage.
BU will continue its three-game homestand on Friday night with a preview of the opening round of the 2015 Beanpot when Harvard visits Walter Brown Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.