CHESNUT HILL, Mass. – The University of Connecticut women’s ice hockey team suffered a 5-1 loss on the road in game two against No 4/5 Boston College at Conte Forum Saturday.
The Huskies are 0-2 in Hockey East games this year and fall to 4-4-1 overall while the Eagles are now 5-1 in league contests and 6-2-2 overall.
Junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Quebec) tallied 32 saves Saturday to finish with a combined 75-save performance over two games with the Eagles.
UConn trailed Boston College 3-0 after the first period. The Eagles got on the board early in the first after freshman Caitrin Lonergan scored 1:14 into the game.
After the Huskies successfully killed off a hooking penalty 6:02 into the period, Boston College took a 2-0 lead five minutes later with a goal from Ryan Little, her first of the day.
Little grabbed her second of the game with 54 seconds left up on the clock, giving Boston College a 3-0 advantage going into the first intermission.
The Huskies and the Eagles played a scoreless 20 minutes in the middle frame. Shots were 27-8 in favor of Boston College after the first two periods.
UConn went up on the power play for the first time 15:08 into the second when BC’s Erin Connolly was called for checking, but the Huskies were unable to capitalize.
UConn had three good opportunities at the start of the third period after the Huskies killed off the remainder of the penalty that carried over from the end of the second.
Junior Madison Badeau (Courtice, Ont.) had back-to-back shots for the Huskies at the start of the first and freshman Catherin Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) followed it up with another.
Boston College added a fourth goal to its total eight minutes into the third period to take a commanding 4-0 lead over the Huskies.
Junior Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) put UConn on the board for the first time this series on the power play with less than 10 minutes to play in the final period. Sophomore Jamie Fox (Unionville, Ont.) and junior Leah Lum (Richmond, B.C.) took credit on the assists.
With a flurry of penalties coming in the last 10 minutes of the game, Boston College tacked on an empty-net goal to seal the score at 5-1. The Eagles finished with a 37-19 overall edge on shots.
The Huskies hit the road to face a pair of Hockey East opponents, beginning with Merrimack on Saturday, Nov. 5.