|1st||12:08||BC||1-0||PP GW||Alex Carpenter (19)||Megan Keller/11, Katie Burt/1|
|1st||12:57||BC||2-0||PP||Toni Ann Miano (2)||Lexi Bender/10, Dana Trivigno/9|
|2nd||10:57||BC||3-0||EV||Haley Skarupa (10)||Kali Flanagan/12, Kristyn Capizzano/11|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (14-0-0)||2/4||4/8||0|
|New Hampshire (2-11-0)||0/3||5/10||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 12-0-0)||59:38||0||7||6||11||24|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kyra Smith (L, 1-3-0)||60:00||3||10||7||7||24|
DURHAM, N.H. -- Freshman goaltender Kyra Smith notched 24 saves for the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, but No. 2 Boston College prevailed in Saturday's 3-0 decision at the Whittemore Center.
UNH moves to 2-11-0 and 2-7-0 in Hockey East play while Boston College remains unbeaten and untied through 14 games, which includes an 8-0-0 mark in league play.
New Hampshire is back in action Wednesday, Nov. 18 (7 p.m.) at Harvard University. The Wildcats return to the Whittemore Center for two games against Providence College. The Wildcats and Friars start the weekend series on Nov. 21 with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. The Wildcats and Friars conclude the weekend series Sunday, Nov. 22 (2 p.m.). Tickets for that game and all other women's ice hockey home games are available by calling 603-862-4000, ext. 5 or visiting www.unhwildcats.com.
Smith tallied 10 saves in the first period and seven in the second and third stanzas part of her 24-save performance.
BC netminder Katie Burt recorded 11 of her 22 saves in the third period. Alex Carpenter and Toni Ann Miano potted power play goals for the Eagles. Haley Skarupa rounded out the goals for Boston College.
The Eagles held a slight advantage in shots, 27-24.
New Hampshire started the game with a flurry of shots on target from Kaylee Forster (Zimmerman, Minn.) and Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick). UNH was able to go on the power play first as Milano was sent to the penalty box for tripping with 15:35 left in the first period. The Wildcats were able to get open looks as Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) and Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ontario) snapped shots. However, the attempts were off the mark and the Eagles killed off the penalty.
The Eagles were able to swing the momentum midway through the first period. Nicole Jensen (Rodovre, Denmark) and Fedeski were both signaled for penalties as Boston College merited a 5-on-3 power play with 9:44 left in the opening frame.
The Eagles made the most of the power play opportunity, netting two goals in a span of 49 seconds. Carpenter found the back of the net at 12:08 while Miano lit the lamp at 12:57. For the first Boston College goal, Burt touched the puck to Megan Keller. Keller surged up the ice and found Carpenter on the far boards. After a give-and-go pass, Carpenter snapped a shot over the glove of Smith to put the Eagles on the board. Smith continued to take on shots as the Eagles remained on the power play. Despite her efforts, BC found the back of the net again. Dana Trivigno started the scoring sequence, sending the puck to Lexi Bender. She was able to penetrate the middle of the offensive third and fired a shot off. Smith made the initial save, but could not corral the puck as Miano hammered in the rebound to give the Eagles a two-goal cushion.
The second period featured even-strength play on both sides for 20 minutes. Seniors Margo Lund (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Heather Kashman (Edmonton, Alberta) had chances in the offensive zone on multiple occasions, but Burt was there to turn away all six shots faced in the stanza. The Eagles padded their lead at 10:57 as Skarupa notched a goal with a wrister from the right hash. After an initial save by Smith, the puck was pushed out to the point. Skarupa was able to gather the puck and skate into the middle of the offensive third. She cranked a shot through traffic and was able to send the puck over the shoulder of Smith for a goal.
UNH looked to get on the board in the third period, generating 11 shots in the stanza. Sophomore center Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alberta) had a scoring opportunity in the third period at the doorstep. Carlson sparked the scoring opportunity, swinging the puck to an open Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) on the wing. Curtis then dished off the puck to Boucher, waiting at the top of the crease. Boucher tried to sweep the puck around Burt, but she smothered the stop.
Smith kept the home team in the contest, stopping all seven shots faced. On the offensive end, New Hampshire battled back and had a chance to get back into the game. BC was whistled for penalties at 14:32 and 13:57 remaining in the third period as penalties were given to Bender and Trivigno. The blue and white tallied a flurry of shots on target in the 5-on-3 advantage, but Burt saved all five shots faced.
The Wildcats aimed to get on the board in the waning moments of regulation as Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick), Fedeski and Forster all registered shots on net. However, Burt was able to preserve the shutout and keep the 'Cats off the scoreboard to finalize the score at 3-0.