Newton, Mass. -- The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team had six different players find the back of the net as the Wildcats shut out the Boston College Eagles 9-0 Sunday afternoon at Kelley Rink. The Wildcats improve to 15-4-0 overall and 11-4-0 in the ECAC. Boston College falls to 5-12-1 overall and 1-12-1 in conference play.
In the final stanza, senior forward Samantha Holmes (Mississauga, Ont.) scored her second goal of the game at 9:02 when her slapshot found the right corner of the net to give the Wildcats a 9-0 cushion.
In the second period, UNH extended the lead 8-0 when Holmes found the back of the net low glove side at 14:53 with the Wildcats on the powerplay. The Wildcats scored three goals from senior center Carisa Zaban (Glenview, Ill.), freshman forward Kristine Butt (Pembroke, Mass.) and senior forward Tina Carrabba (Billerica, Mass.) to jump out to a 7-0 score. Senior forward Melissa McKenzie (Bethel Park, Pa) recorded her 100th career point on Zaban's goal.
UNH scored four first period goals to jump out to a 4-0 advantage. Carrabba scored her eighth goal of the season for a 4-0 score at 14:24. The Wildcats extended the lead 3-0 when junior forward. Jenn Wildman (London, Ontario) found the net on a rebound after a shot by Holmes at 11:45. UNH took a 2-0 advantage when senior defenseman Kerry Maher (Clifton Park N.Y.) put a shot past Boston College goaltender Christy Nentwig low glove side at 8:20. The Wildcats got on the board at 1:19 when freshman Becky Livengood (Lee. N.H.) put in an Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.) rebound for her first career goal.
The Wildcats travel to Minnesota where they take on St. Cloud on Wednesday at 7 p.m. UNH will then play two games against the University of Minnesota at Mariucci Arena. Both games are set for 1 p.m. starts.