CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The UConn women’s hockey team fell by a score of 6-0 to No. 1 Boston College on Friday night at Conte Forum. The loss drops the Huskies to 7-16-6 on the year and 3-10-3 in Hockey East play, while the Eagles stay unbeaten at 27-0-1 overall and 17-0-0 in league action.
After a scoreless first 10 minutes, BC scored the first of its six goals on the night to sweep the three-game regular season series with UConn. The Eagles out-shot the Huskies 40-19, with Elaine Chuli (Waterford, Ontario) making 25 saves for the Huskies against 19 saves for BC’s Katie Burt. Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Quebec) also saw action in goal for the Huskies and stopped nine shots. UConn went 0-for-5 on the power play while BC was 1-for-5 with the advantage.
During a BC power play in the first five minutes of the contest, UConn nearly struck for a shorthanded goal when Kelly Harris (Canton, Mich.), who led UConn with five shots on goal in the contest, dropped a pass to Sarah MacDonnell (Quispamsis, New Brunswick) for a one-timer in transition that was stuffed by Burt. Kayla Campero (Wallingford, Conn.) and Margaret Zimmer (St. Charles, Ill.) both had strong early looks as well, but their shots from the left circle were turned aside.
After an evenly matched first half of the opening period, BC scored the game’s first goal with an Andie Anastos tally at 10:13. Kate Leary doubled the lead for the Eagles at 15:54, dangling in front to push Chuli out of position before sliding home her 16th goal of the year to give BC a 2-0 lead.
The Eagles stretched their lead to three early in the second period when Emily Field scored at 2:27 of the frame, and Tori Sullivan made it 4-0 at 6:12. Anastos picked up her second of the night at 11:10 of the second, before Burt stoned Campero on a point-blank power play chance about three minutes later. With seven seconds to play in the stanza, Emily Pfalzer scored a power play goal to give BC a 6-0 edge after two.
Belanger came on in relief for the third frame and held the Eagles at bay. The Huskies went on the power play in the final three minutes of the contest, but couldn’t scratch across a goal and fell by the 6-0 final.
Up next, the Huskies head to Durham, N.H. to take on the Wildcats of New Hampshire on Sunday, Feb. 8. Puck drop from UNH’s Whittemore Center is set for 2 p.m. and the contest will be televised by Fox College Sports Atlantic.