Boston University Upends Providence College, 3-1
Senior Shannon Doyle scores game-winning goal for Terriers

Senior defenseman Shannon Doyle scored the game-winning goal for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:37  BU1-0 EV Shannon Stoneburgh (1)Kayla Tutino/12, Dakota Woodworth/3
2nd 4:25  PRV1-1 EV Brooke Boquist (3)Cassidy Carels/7
2nd 18:49  BU2-1 EV GW Shannon Doyle (2)Rebecca Russo/7, Maddie Elia/6
3rd 19:56  BU3-1 SH EN Marie-Philip Poulin (10)Erin O'Neil/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  0101
Boston University  1113
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  86216
Boston University  1291334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (3-14-3)  0/8 6/12 0
Boston University (12-3-2)  0/6 8/16 1
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Allie Morse (L, 3-11-2)58:522 1181231
Empty Net1:081     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (W, 4-2-1)60:001 85215

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.