CHESTNUT HILL, Mass -- For the second consecutive game, the Boston College women's hockey team (7-9-3, 0-4-3 Hockey East) was unable to score against tough competition. No. 5 New Hampshire (18-3-1, 8-0-0 HE) overpowered the Eagles, 6-0, Tuesday evening at Kelley Rink.
Boston College struggled coming out of the locker room, giving up two goals early in the first period and two early in the second. UNH broke open the scoring just 2:01 into the first period, and added another at 9:27. The Eagles settled down for the rest of the first, but were tabbed for two more coming out of the intermission. The Wildcats came out strong, adding to the lead only 38 seconds into the second frame, and again at 2:40. The visitors' intensity peaked as they scored their fifth goal midway through the game, at 10:44 of the second period.
With the fifth goal, Boston College coach Tom Babson elected to change goaltenders, inserting Alison Quandt. The Eagles overcame their slow start, and shut out the Wildcats for the remainder of the second. New Hampshire dominated the shot chart, 29-9, in the first 40 minutes of play. Sparked to life in the last session, the Eagles out shot the visitors 6-4, but were tabbed for a sixth goal with less than two minutes to play.
Randi MacMaster, Chandy Kaip and Lindsay Hansen each had three points for UNH. Vicki Davis scored two goals and Stephanie Jones notched both a goal and an assist. Alison Edgar also had two points, on two assists for the Wildcats.
UNH goaltender Jen Huggon made 15 saves and recorded her ninth shutout of the season and 21st of her career with Tuesday's victory. Both marks are New Hampshire women's hockey records.
Lisa Davis made 18 saves for the Eagles, while Quandt stopped nine.