|1st||2:37||BU||1-0||EV||Shannon Stoneburgh (1)||Kayla Tutino/12, Dakota Woodworth/3|
|2nd||4:25||PRV||1-1||EV||Brooke Boquist (3)||Cassidy Carels/7|
|2nd||18:49||BU||2-1||EV GW||Shannon Doyle (2)||Rebecca Russo/7, Maddie Elia/6|
|3rd||19:56||BU||3-1||SH EN||Marie-Philip Poulin (10)||Erin O'Neil/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (12-3-2)||0/6||8/16||1|
|Allie Morse (L, 3-11-2)||58:52||2||11||8||12||31|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (W, 4-2-1)||60:00||1||8||5||2||15|
BOSTON - Senior Shannon Doyle broke a 1-1 tie late in the second period to help lift the No. 4/5 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 3-1 win over Providence on Monday night at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (12-3-2, 8-2-0 WHEA) closed out the first semester on a six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1), winning the final four fixtures during that stretch. For the second straight game, BU held its opponent to fewer than 20 shots, with Providence (3-14-3, 2-6-1 WHEA) managing just 16 shots on goal and only 31 total attempts.
In addition to Doyle, seniors Shannon Stoneburgh and Marie-Philip Poulin each found the back of the net. Juniors Kayla Tutino, Dakota Woodworth and Rebecca Russo each had a helper, as did sophomore Maddie Elia. Freshman Erin O'Neil assisted on Poulin's empty-netter and made 15 saves in her first start since Nov. 8.
Stoneburgh opened the scoring just 2:37 into the proceedings. Woodworth began the sequence with an outlet pass to Tutino, who collected the puck in the neutral zone and skated into the offensive end. Her shot rang off the post, but Stoneburgh followed the play and knocked home the rebound for her first goal of the season.
Brooke Boquist equalized for the Friars 4:25 into the second stanza and the score remained tied until Doyle broke through with 1:11 remaining in the period. Elia won an offensive-zone draw immediately following a Providence penalty, and Russo tapped the puck back to Doyle at the right point. She improved her shooting lane and waited for Elia to screen Allie Morse (31 saves) before unleashing a shot that beat Morse up high. The 4-on-4 goal was Doyle's second marker of the season.
The Terriers dominated the final 20 minutes, limiting Providence to just two shots on goal and a mere four attempts. BU had 13 shots on goal and had several chances to get a two-goal lead, but Morse and Providence kept the door shut for a majority of the frame. Poulin finally added the insurance tally in the final 10 seconds of regulation. Providence had a 6-on-4 advantage but O'Neil pushed the puck out of danger and onto the stick of Poulin. The senior captain's shot from just outside the BU blue line found the open net.
BU enters the break with an 11-3-2 overall record and an 8-2-0 mark in league play. The Terriers' next game will be on Jan. 7 when they travel to top-ranked Boston College in a rematch of last year's Hockey East title game.