CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Morgan Wabick scored two goals and Savannah Bouzide dished-out three assists as the No. 7 seed University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team defeated No. 2 seed Boston College, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. With the win, the Huskies knocked the Eagles out of the Hockey East Tournament for the second-straight year and advance to the HEA semifinal for the fifth time in the last seven years.
UConn improves to 9-9-1 on the year while BC slips to 14-5.
Wabick got the scoring started in the Huskies' dominant second period when she skated in between the faceoff circles and took a feed from Pasqua in stride. Wabick reached out and redirected the puck into the back of the net, under the blocker of Abigail Levy, to give UConn a 1-0 edge with 18:22 remaining in the second period.
Viki Harkness gave the Huskies some insurance when she netted her fourth goal of the season 10-minutes later on the power play. Levy made a diving save to turn away a shot by Natalie Snodgrass but Harkness corralled the puck off the boards and flipped a shot inside the near post.
Coryn Tormala closed out the second period in style when she scored her first goal of the season with 2:06 left in the second stanza. Danielle Fox controlled the puck just past the blue line and threaded the needle to Tormala in front of the BC net. Tormala beat Levy stick side to give UConn a commanding 3-0 lead.
Pasqua's seventh goal of the season came midway through the third period as the Huskies secured their spot in the Hockey East semifinal for the fifth time in the last seven years.
Samantha Carpentier-Yelle was outstanding in net for UConn, stopping 25 of BC's 26 shots.
UConn will await its matchup in the Hockey East semifinal, which will be determined after the Northeastern vs. UNH on Sunday evening.