Litchfield Stops 39 Shots As Vermont Tops Boston University, 2-0
Sophomore goaltender Madison Litchfield makes 39 saves for Catamounts

Sophomore goaltender Madison Litchfield made 39 saves for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:47  VER1-0 EV GW Gina Repaci (1)Brittany Zuback/7, Amanda Pelkey/13
3rd 3:10  VER2-0 PP Dayna Colang (10)Victoria Andreakos/7, Gina Repaci/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  1012
Boston University  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  89421
Boston University  13151139
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (11-14-1)  1/4 6/12 0
Boston University (15-6-2)  0/4 6/12 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Litchfield (W, 8-11-1)59:530 13151139
Empty Net0:070     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (L, 6-3-1)56:442 79319
Empty Net3:160     

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.