O'Neil Stops 27 Shots As Boston University Defeats Providence, 6-0
Sophomore goaltender Erin O'Neil earns first career shutout with 27 saves for Terriers

Sophomore goaltender Erin O'Neil made 27 saves for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:22  BU1-0 EV GW Jordan Juron (3)Samantha Sutherland/6, Sammy Davis/7
2nd 3:05  BU2-0 PP Sarah Lefort (9)Victoria Bach/14, Kayla Tutino/11
2nd 11:35  BU3-0 EV Victoria Bach (12)Kayla Tutino/12, Alexis Crossley/6
3rd 2:37  BU4-0 PP Victoria Bach (13)Rebecca Leslie/22, Alexis Crossley/7
3rd 17:31  BU5-0 EV Sarah Lefort (10) -
3rd 17:49  BU6-0 EV Dakota Woodworth (3)Samantha Sutherland/7, Alexis Woloschuk/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  1236
Providence  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  914932
Providence  615627
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (13-7-1)  2/3 2/4 0
Providence (5-11-0)  0/2 3/6 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (W, 9-2-1)60:000 615627
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (L, 4-6-0)60:006 812626

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore Erin O'Neil stopped all 27 shots she faced for her first collegiate shutout, helping lead the Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 6-0 victory over Providence on Wednesday night at Schneider Arena.

BU (13-7-1, 10-3-1 WHEA) took a 1-0 lead late in the first period and never looked back to earn its seventh straight win over Providence (5-11-0, 3-7-0 WHEA). The Terriers own a 7-1-1 record over their last nine games entering the semester break.

Sophomore Victoria Bach collected three points thanks to two goals and an assist while senior Sarah Lefort extended her point streak to nine games with a pair of goals. Juniors Samantha Sutherland and Alexis Crossley each had a pair of assists and were two of the 10 Terriers to record a point on Wednesday.

Seniors Jordan Juron and Dakota Woodworth each lit the lamp for the third time this season, with freshman Sammy Davis, sophomore Rebecca Leslie and senior Alexis Woloschuk all recording a helper.

O'Neil was outstanding through the entire 60 minutes, but her best work came in a second period in which she stopped all 15 shots she saw. The sophomore bookended that performance with six saves in the other two frames to improve to 9-2-1.

Senior Rebecca Russo nearly scored the Terriers' third shorthanded goal in as many games just seconds into the Friars' first power play of the game, but Madison Myers (26 saves) denied her breakaway bid.

Juron gave BU a 1-0 lead with 3:38 to play in the opening period. Davis dumped the puck deep and went off for a change. Sutherland was the first forechecker to the puck and she smartly played the puck off the end wall to herself. She then muscled the puck away from two defenders in the left corner, got free along the half-wall and fired a pass to Juron, who had just come onto the ice for Davis. The senior knocked home the pass to send the Terriers to the intermission up by a goal.

BU was buzzing the entire second period, beginning with Lefort's ninth goal of the season, a power-play marker at the 3:05 mark. Bach intercepted a clearing attempt and fed Tutino, who skated above the left circle and created space for Bach down low. Tutino dished to Bach and the sophomore quickly found Lefort at the top of the crease.

Bach extended the lead to 3-0 with 8:25 to play in the middle frame. She collected a Tutino pass in the neutral zone, skated around a Friar defender and went top shelf over Myers' blocker. She then knocked home a rebound off a Leslie shot during an early third-period power play to make it a 4-0 game.

The final two Terrier tallies came in an 18-second span, beginning with Lefort's marker at the 17:31 mark. She forced a turnover at the PC blue line and calmly deposited the puck under Myers' pads. Then, after a Woloschuk shot whistled wide, Sutherland gathered the puck behind the net and dished to Woodworth. The senior completed the play and finalized the scoreline.

BU will have a month off before it hosts Boston College on Jan. 9 at Walter Brown Arena.