|1st||18:47||VER||1-0||EV GW||Gina Repaci (1)||Brittany Zuback/7, Amanda Pelkey/13|
|3rd||3:10||VER||2-0||PP||Dayna Colang (10)||Victoria Andreakos/7, Gina Repaci/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (15-6-2)||0/4||6/12||0|
|Madison Litchfield (W, 8-11-1)||59:53||0||13||15||11||39|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (L, 6-3-1)||56:44||2||7||9||3||19|
BOSTON - The No. 7/6 Boston University women's ice hockey team was edged by Vermont, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
It is the first time this season that BU (15-6-2, 10-4-0 WHEA) has been kept off the scoreboard. Vermont improved to 11-14-1 overall and 2-11-0 in Hockey East with the win.
The Terriers peppered Catamount netminder Madison Litchfield with 39 shots but were unable to break through. Freshman Erin O'Neil made 19 saves for the Terriers and suffered just her third setback of the season. She was pulled in favor of an extra attacker with just over three minutes remaining in regulation, but despite immense pressure in the UVM zone, BU was held scoreless.
Senior Shannon Doyle shined on the defensive end for the Terriers, blocking nine shots during the contest. Vermont was just as tough in its zone, as the Catamounts combined to block 31 BU shots.
Gina Repaci opened the scoring for Vermont with 1:13 to play in the first period. Brittany Zuback's attempt at the right post was stopped, but the rebound popped out to Repaci in the slot and she knocked the puck home.
The Terriers doubled up the Catamounts in shot attempts during the second stanza, but each team was held scoreless. BU had its best chance of the period at the 9:43 mark when Poulin thought she tied the game. However, the goal was instantly waved off as the net came off its moorings. The ruling was confirmed after video review and UVM maintained its one-goal edge entering the final frame.
Dayna Colang added an insurance goal 3:10 into the third period with Vermont on a power play. Colang created space for herself in the left circle before she wristed a shot past O'Neil.
There was no shortage of effort on the Terriers' behalf as they searched for that elusive first goal, but Litchfield continuously kept BU at bay. The Terriers attempted 99 shots over 60 minutes, including 37 in the final period. Litchfield made 11 of her 39 saves in the last 20 minutes of the game.
The two teams will return to the ice on Sunday with a chance to claim the season series. Puck drop at Walter Brown Arena is set for 3 p.m.