Chestnut Hill, Mass.--Eighth-ranked Boston College (16-6-2, 10-4-0) rebounded from a heart-breaking loss to the Terriers (14-8-2, 6-6-1) the night before to shut out Boston University, 6-0 on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Freshman Allie Thunstrom tallied four points, including her third shorthanded goal of the season, to lead all scorers.
Boston College went 3-for-6 on the power play and scored a shorthanded goal in addition to killing all four of Boston University's power play opportunities.
The teams skated to a scoreless first period with the Eagles outshooting the Terriers, 12-10. Both Schaus and Terrier netminder Allyse Wilcox made solid saves to keep each team off the scoreboard.
The Eagles scored all three of their second stanza goals in the span of five minutes. Thunstrom, junior Erin Blood and sophomore Becky Zavisza passed the puck around the horn during a power play to set up Zavisza's one-timer past Wilcox at 4:44. Sophomore Brie Baskin connected on her third goal of the season on another power play at 8:52 off of feeds from sophomore Meghan Fardelmann and freshman Kelli Stack. Baskin played a hand in the next goal one minute later when she crossed a pass to senior Michelle Lombardi to rifle into the net from the right wing. Boston College entered the second intermission with a 3-0 lead and a 15-4 advantage in shots during the middle frame.
Halfway through the third period, Thunstrom potted her first of two goals after making a nifty move to fake out Wilcox. Zavisza and junior Deborah Spillane each earned assists. During a Boston University power play, Thunstrom used her speed to skate the length of the ice and send a pass to Stack in the center. Stack resent the pass back to Thunstrom to register the Eagles' fifth goal.
The final goal came with one second on the clock. Zavisza brought the puck up the right wing and around the net where Thunstrom momentarily took control of it. Zavisza received the puck back and snuck it into the goal from right in front.
Wilcox finished with 31 saves on the afternoon. Schaus stopped 22 shots and earned her third shutout of the season. It is the fourth time Boston College has shut out its opponent in the last six games.
The Eagles return to action next Saturday at 2:00 p.m. when they host Vermont for WHEA's "Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer" Campaign.