O'Neil Stops 32 Shots As Boston University Blanks New Hampshire, 2-0
Senior goaltender Erin O'Neil made 32 saves for the Terriers

Senior goaltender Erin O'Neil made 32 saves for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:20  BU1-0 EV GW Kristina Schuler (3)Connor Galway/2, Abbey Stanley/17
3rd 19:30  BU2-0 EV EN Victoria Bach (36)Rebecca Leslie/30, Reagan Rust/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  0000
Boston University  1012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  981532
Boston University  13111135
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (14-13-7)  0/2 2/4 0
Boston University (13-15-6)  0/1 3/6 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ava Boutilier (L, 12-11-7)59:351 12111033
Empty Net0:251     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (W, 1-8-2)60:000 981532

BOSTON - Senior Erin O'Neil stopped all 32 shots she faced to send the Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 2-0 victory over New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.


- O'Neil and six of her classmates - Victoria Bach, Rebecca Leslie, Savannah Newton, Nina Rodgers and student manager David Souza - were honored before the game as part of Senior Day.

- The Class of 2018 helped BU earn its fifth Hockey East championship and won over 75 games in four seasons.


- Thanks to Sunday's win, BU clinched the sixth seed for the Hockey East playoffs and will travel to Maine for a best-of-three series.

- All three contests are scheduled for 2 p.m., with the series starting on Friday, Feb. 23.


- BU (13-15-6, 8-11-5 WHEA) opened the scoring just 5:20 into the proceedings when freshman Kristina Schuler deftly redirected junior Connor Galway's well-placed shot into the back of the net. Redshirt sophomore Abbey Stanley also assisted on Schuler's third goal of the season.

- UNH enjoyed two power-play chances in the middle stanza, but O'Neil and a tenacious penalty kill held strong. They limited the Wildcats to just two shots across those power plays.

- O'Neil's finest period was the last one, as she made 15 of her 32 saves in the final frame.

- One of those stops came early in the stanza when she kicked aside a Wildcat shot and then dove across her crease to influence a rebound attempt away from the cage.

- Sophomore Breanna Scarpaci came up with a huge play late in the third when she broke up a breakaway chance thanks to an excellent backcheck.

- Rodgers then had some heroics along the crease, as she prevented a wrap-around chance from finding its way into an open cage after O'Neil made the initial save.

- Senior Victoria Bach capped the contest with an empty-net goal thanks to assists from Leslie and junior Regan Rust.


- O'Neil set up the Terriers for success with excellent goaltending all game.

- She made nine saves in the first period and eight more in the second stanza before stopping all 15 shots she faced in the final 20 minutes.

- This was O'Neil's third career shutout and first of the 2017-18 season.

- Her last shutout came on Feb. 26, 2016, when she blanked Vermont in a 3-0 playoff win.

- Sunday also marked the second straight year in which a BU senior earned a shutout on Senior Day.

- Victoria Hanson made 35 saves in a 5-0 win over Maine last year.


- Schuler's third goal of the season proved to be the game-winner.

- It was her first goal since Oct. 29, when she scored in a 2-2 tie at UNH.

- Schuler enters the playoffs with 11 points thanks to her three goals and eight assists.


- Leslie recorded her 30th assist of the season on Sunday for the second 30-assist campaign of her collegiate career.

- She is now one assist away from matching Marie-Philip Poulin's program record of 100 career assists.


- Bach extended her point streak to four games with her 36th goal of the season.

- She remains second in the nation in goals and first in the NCAA with 1.20 goals per game.