|1st||3:54||BU||1-0||EV||Victoria Bach (8)||Dakota Woodworth/2, Shannon Stoneburgh/3|
|2nd||4:11||BU||2-0||PP||Sarah Lefort (8)||Kayla Tutino/9, Marie-Philip Poulin/2|
|3rd||4:37||UNH||1-2||PP||Heather Kashman (2)||Caroline Broderick/2, Hannah Armstrong/2|
|3rd||8:16||BU||3-1||PP GW||Caroline Campbell (1)||Rebecca Russo/6, Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga/5|
|3rd||8:37||BU||4-1||PP||Sarah Lefort (9)||Shannon Doyle/10, Marie-Philip Poulin/3|
|3rd||10:30||UNH||2-4||PP||Hannah Armstrong (1)||Sara Carlson/2, Caroline Broderick/3|
|3rd||13:44||BU||5-2||PP||Victoria Bach (9)||Marie-Philip Poulin/4, Sarah Lefort/11|
|3rd||16:36||BU||6-2||PP||Sarah Lefort (10)||Samantha Sutherland/5, Kayla Tutino/10|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (3-11-1)||2/7||9/18||0|
|Boston University (9-3-2)||5/9||7/14||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 2-10-1)||59:57||6||6||10||5||21|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (W, 6-1-1)||60:00||2||3||14||7||24|
BOSTON - Junior Sarah Lefort notched her fourth career hat trick and the No. 7 Boston University women's ice hockey team tallied five power-play goals in a 6-2 victory over New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (9-3-2, 6-2-0 WHEA) led New Hampshire (3-11-1, 1-7-0 WHEA) by a 2-0 margin after 40 minutes before the teams combined for six goals in the third period. All but one of the game's eight markers came on the power play, with the Terriers' posting a 5-of-9 power-play performance. Freshman Victoria Bach provided the lone even-strength goal as part of a two-goal afternoon while senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin had three assists. Lefort had a helper to complete a four-point day; she has now scored 11 goals in her last five games against the Wildcats dating back to last year.
Junior Kayla Tutino tallied two assists and was one of 11 different Terriers to collect a point. Senior Caroline Campbell scored her first goal of the season while juniors Dakota Woodworth, Rebecca Russo and Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga joined seniors Shannon Doyle and Shannon Stoneburgh with one assist. Sophomore Samantha Sutherland also secured a helper for the Terriers.
Sophomore Victoria Hanson was sharp for the Terriers and made 24 saves in the victory. She was particularly strong in the second stanza, as she stopped all 14 shots she saw to keep BU in front. UNH got as close as 2-1 in the third period before BU pulled away for the victory.
With her two goals on Sunday, Bach now leads all NCAA freshmen with nine goals this season. Lefort is now tied for the national lead in power-play goals with five and moved into a tie for seventh among NCAA point producers with 21 (10g, 11a). Lefort is one of just seven skaters that have double-digit goal and assist totals this season. BU improved to 21 percent on the power play this year, which ranks sixth in the nation.
Bach opened the scoring just 3:54 into the proceedings with her eighth goal of the season. UNH won an offensive-zone faceoff, but Stoneburgh made a nice play along the boards to keep the puck from going deep. She then chipped the puck off the half-wall before Woodworth got a piece of it to get it to Bach. The freshman forward skated up the left wing before unleashing a shot that trickled past Vilma Vaattovaara (21 saves).
Pretty passing led to the Terriers' first power-play goal of the game at the 4:11 mark of the second period. Poulin, stationed at the top of the zone, got the puck to Tutino in the left circle. Tutino quickly slid the puck across the zone to Lefort, who swiftly wristed it past Vaatovaara from the right dot.
Heather Kashman made it a 2-1 game 4:37 into the final frame, but Campbell converted on a 5-on-3 at the 8:16 point of the period to regain a three-goal lead. Russo and Ribeirinha-Braga cycled the puck to Campbell, whose shot from the top of the zone had eyes for the back of the net. Now with a 5-on-4 advantage, Lefort made it 4-1 just 21 seconds later with assists going to Doyle and Poulin.
Hannah Armstrong cut the Wildcats' deficit to 4-2 with 9:30 remaining in regulation, but Bach restored the Terriers' three-goal edge at the 13:44 mark of the period. Lefort took the puck behind the BU net and began the breakout by dishing the puck to Poulin. The senior captain deked a defender at the UNH blue line and gained the zone before finding Bach streaking towards the left post. The sophomore finished for her ninth goal of the season.
Lefort completed her hat trick with 3:24 left in the game. Tutino took the puck at the left point and got it to the crease, where Sutherland was positioned. Sutherland quickly flicked the puck to the right post for Lefort, who slotted it home for her 10th goal of the year.
BU will return to action on Nov. 29 when the Terriers trek to Hanover, New Hampshire, for a non-conference game at Dartmouth. Puck drop is set for 12 p.m.