Lefort Posts Hat Trick To Lead Boston University Past Providence, 7-1
Junior forward Sarah Lefort posts hat trick and assist in second consecutive game Terriers

Junior forward Sarah Lefort scored a hat trick and an assist for Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:48  BU1-0 EV Sarah Lefort (20)Kayla Tutino/19, Jordan Juron/4
1st 16:16  BU2-0 PP GW Sarah Lefort (21)Marie-Philip Poulin/18, Shannon Doyle/18
2nd 3:23  BU3-0 EV EA DP Samantha Sutherland (5)Shannon Stoneburgh/7, Dakota Woodworth/4
2nd 19:52  BU4-0 PP Kayla Tutino (9)Sarah Lefort/21, Marie-Philip Poulin/19
3rd 7:29  BU5-0 EV EA Sarah Lefort (22)Marie-Philip Poulin/20, Samantha Sutherland/9
3rd 13:50  BU6-0 EV Victoria Bach (18)Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/12, Marie-Philip Poulin/21
3rd 15:20  PRV1-6 EV Brooke Boquist (5)Suzie Lundeen/2, Cassidy Carels/12
3rd 16:34  BU7-1 EV Rebecca Leslie (11)Shannon Stoneburgh/8, Kayla Tutino/20
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  0011
Boston University  2237
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  821424
Boston University  8201038
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (6-21-4)  0/4 8/27 0
Boston University (21-7-2)  2/7 5/21 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Allie Morse (L, 6-18-2)49:275 618226
Alanna Serviss10:332 0055
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Victoria Hanson (W, 12-4-1)59:171 821323
Empty Net0:430     

BOSTON - Junior Sarah Lefort recorded her second straight hat trick and senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin chipped in a career-high four assists to help lead the No. 6/7 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 7-1 victory over Providence on Monday night at Walter Brown Arena.

BU (21-7-2, 15-4-0 WHEA) outscored Providence, 13-2, during the teams' home-and-home series. Lefort scored six goals and added an assist for seven points while Poulin assisted on six of the Terriers' 13 goals and scored one of her own. Providence dropped to 6-21-4 and 5-13-1 in league play with the loss. BU has won six straight contests against the Friars.

Lefort is the first player in program history to notch a hat trick in back-to-back games. She has five three-goal games to her credit as well as a four-goal effort in her outstanding career at BU. In addition to matching her career high in assists, Poulin also secured a four-point game for the fifth time in her career. Her previous four-point effort was also against Providence on Dec. 1, 2012.

Junior Kayla Tutino tallied a goal and chipped in two assists for a three-point night and was one of 11 different Terriers to collect a point. Sophomore Samantha Sutherland tallied a goal and an assist while senior Shannon Stoneburgh had a pair of helpers.

Freshmen Victoria Bach and Rebecca Leslie each lit the lamp, with senior Shannon Doyle and juniors Jordan Juron, Dakota Woodworth and Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga each addind an assist. Bach has scored a goal in six of her last seven games while Leslie found the back of the net in both games of the home-and-home series with Providence.

Sophomore Victoria Hanson made 23 saves in her first career start against the Friars. She stopped 13 of the 14 shots she faced in the third period en route to her 12th victory of the season.

Lefort opened the scoring 5:48 into the proceedings. Before going off for a line change, Juron cleared the BU zone. Tutino beat a Providence player to the puck in the neutral zone and created a 2-on-1 rush with Lefort, who beat a trailing defender to Tutino's pass and slid the puck under Allie Morse.

The Terriers converted on their third power-play chance to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. Doyle and Poulin connected at the top of the zone before the senior captain dished it to Lefort in the right circle. She didn't miss for her 21st goal of the season at 16:16 of the frame.

BU took advantage of a delayed penalty to extend its lead to 3-0 at the 3:23 mark of the second period. Woodworth slid the puck across the top of the zone to Stoneburgh at the left point. Sutherland deftly deflected Stoneburgh's shot past Morse for her fifth goal of the season.

The Friars lost a player for the game in that exchange, as Blair Parent was assessed a major and a game misconduct for a hit from behind. PC escaped the ensuing five-minute power play, but Poulin nearly made the Friars pay late in the frame. She forced a turnover in the Providence zone and was off to the races, but Morse made an outstanding pokecheck to thwart Poulin's breakaway bid.

Tutino tallied her ninth marker of the season with 7.8 seconds to play in the period as the Terriers took advantage of another power-play opportunity. She won the faceoff back to Poulin, who found Lefort at the right half-wall. Lefort quickly sent a pass to Tutino at the left post, and she swatted it past Morse.

The hat trick was complete at the 7:29 mark of the third period when Lefort became the second Terrier of the evening to score during a delayed penalty. Sutherland slid the puck to Poulin at the top of the PC zone, and she fired a shot that Morse saved. Lefort was stationed in the perfect position to quickly gather the rebound, however, and deposit it into the open cage.

Hanson made a terrific save with nine minutes remaining in regulation to keep the Friars off the board. She slid post-to-post to rob Brooke Boquist on a 3-on-1 rush. However, Boquist eventually scored with 4:40 to play to save her team from being blanked.

Alanna Serviss replaced Morse for the second straight game but did not fare much better as Bach beat her at the 13:50 mark. Ribeirinha-Braga's shot from the left point was redirected by Bach for the freshman's 18th goal of the season, which is tops among NCAA rookies. Leslie closed the scoring with her 11th goal of the season after she corralled a Stoneburgh shot and beat Serviss, who finished the game with five saves.

BU will return to action on Thursday night when the Terriers trek to Chestnut Hill for a date with top-ranked Boston College. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.