Saturday, February 2, 2008
BOSTON COLLEGE BLANKS VERMONT, 4-0
Lindsay Wright posts goal and two assists for Eagles
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College completed the series sweep of Vermont, downing the Catamounts, 4-0, for the second straight day. Eight Eagles contributed with points in the win, including senior Lindsay Wright netting a goal and recording two assists for her fourth multiple-point game. Senior captain Lee-J Mirasolo and junior Lauren Wiedmeier registering their first points of the season on a goal and assist, respectively. The win lifted the Eagles over .500, with a 10-9-6 record, 6-6-2 in Hockey East. Vermont dropped to 5-20-1, 1-11-1 in conference play.
The teams played a back-and-fourth game in the first period without recording a goal. BC took nine shots to UVM's two. Neither team was able to capitalize off its one power-play opportunity.
Freshman Katelyn Kurth starting the scoring in the fourth minute of the second stanza. Junior Becky Zavisza nailed a shot off the post, which Kurth gathered and fired for her second goal of the season. Wright also picked up an assist on the score.
Senior captain Deborah Spillane gave the Eagles a two-goal lead when she scored her 11th goal of the season less than two minutes later. She brought the puck up ice and passed to sophomore Kelli Stack, who gave it right back. Spillane nailed home the second goal.
Nine minutes later, Wiedmeier received the puck from Wright in BC's offensive end, but got in a battle against the boards with two Vermont players. She managed to kick it out to Mirasolo, who fired a shot from the right faceoff circle that sailed over goalie Ashley Walenty's left shoulder.
The Eagles scored their fourth and final goal in the 10th minute of the last frame when Wright picked up Zavisza's rebound for her second goal of the season. Zavisza registered her sixth assist while sophomore Allie Thunstrom was credited her fifth.
The Eagles held the Catamounts to only 10 shots, while taking 31. They killed all four power plays but could not score on three of their own. Sophomore goalie Molly Schaus recorded eight saves and freshman Amanda Rothschild tallied two stops in her second collegiate game.
Boston College will face off against Boston University in the first round of the 30th Annual Women's Beanpot Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Mass.