|2nd||2:49||BU||1-0||EV GW||Samantha Sutherland||Sarah Steele, Sammy Davis|
|2nd||3:40||BU||2-0||EV||Dakota Woodworth||Jordan Juron, Mary Grace Kelley|
|2nd||9:41||BU||3-0||EV||Maddie Elia||Sarah Lefort, Kayla Tutino|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Stephanie Nehring (L)||60:00||3||16||11||9||36|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (W)||35:39||0||3||3||0||6|
BOSTON - Thanks to three second-period strikes and 16 combined saves from Victoria Hanson and Erin O'Neil, the No. 8 Boston University women's ice hockey team defeated the University of Guelph, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
Nine different skaters recorded a point for BU in the exhibition victory. Juniors Maddie Elia and Samantha Sutherland each lit the lamp, as did senior Dakota Woodworth. Freshen Sammy Davis and Mary Grace Kelley each had an assist, joining junior Sarah Steele and seniors Jordan Juron, Sarah Lefort and Kayla Tutino.
Hanson started the game and made six saves in the opening 35:39 of the contest. O'Neil relieved her in the second period and stopped 10 shots, including nine in the final 20 minutes.
After a scoreless opening frame, the Terriers struck first just 2:49 into the second stanza. Davis cycled around the Guelph cage and fed a pass up the wing to Steele at the right point. The junior defenseman's shot had eyes through traffic, and Sutherland redirected it past Stephanie Nehring for the 1-0 advantage.
Woodworth added to the BU lead 51 seconds later after the Terriers forced a turnover in the neutral zone. Kelley eventually gained the blue line and dropped a pass back to Juron. The senior fed her classmate, who was between the hash marks, and Woodworth made no mistake in finding the back of the net.
The Terriers pressured Guelph in the attacking zone all game and it directly led to the third goal of the contest at the 9:41 mark. Lefort and Tutino kept the puck alive below the circles and got it to Elia, who uncorked a slap shot that whistled past Nehring.
BU will open the regular-season schedule on Friday, Oct. 2, when the Terriers welcome UConn to Walter Brown Arena. Prior to the game there will be a banner raising ceremony to honor last season's Hockey East championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.