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BOSTON, Mass. - The Boston University women's ice hockey team had a record-setting day on the ice, winning its third game in a row with a 11-1 victory over Sacred Heart Saturday at Walter Brown Arena. Fourteen of the Terriers' seventeen skaters earned points, highlighted by a four-assist day by freshman Jillian Kirchner, two goals and an assist from juniors Caroline Bourdeau and Erin Seman, and two goals from sophomore Jonnie Bloemers.
The Terriers (6-9-2, 3-3-0 HE) scored early and often, notching five goals in the first period, two in the second and four in the third. Sacred Heart (3-7-1) scored their lone goal in the second period on a penalty shot, after Boston University was whistled for tripping on a scoring attempt by the Pioneers. Juniors Laurel Koller and co-captain Gina Kearns also got in on the scoring with one goal apiece, along with senior Stephanie Armstrong and sophomores Melissa Tetreau and Melissa Anderson.
The Terriers set team records for goals scored (11), combined goals in a game (12), scoring advantage (10) and shots (56). The team also tied its mark for goals in a period (5), which was set earlier this year against Union. Kirchner's four assists also set a new team high. BU got on the board early, as Bourdeau scored her first of the game just 1:46 into the first period off an assist from Kirchner.
Armstrong opened the floodgates 10:28 into the first period, as she scored the first of three goals in a 2:10 span off assists from Kirchner and junior Caitlin Reddy. Kearns scored her goal a scant 47 seconds later off an assist from junior Amanda Shaw, followed by Bloemers's first goal at 12:38 into the period off assists from Bourdeau and Kirchner.
Koller tacked one more goal onto the total 17:16 into the first off an assist from sophomore Melissa Tetreau to tie the Terriers' record for goals in a period. BU also scored five goals in the second period against Union on November 3 this season.
The Terriers slowed their scoring pace a bit in the second period, netting only two goals while allowing one on a penalty shot. Freshman Lauren Fontaine took the penalty attempt for the Pioneers, after a Sacred Heart attack on goal was stopped by a BU tripping penalty 7:32 into the period. Fontaine attacked Sophomore Melissa Haber's glove side, faking across goal and then depositing the puck past the netminder.
However, BU regained the five-goal advantage 12:06 into the period, as Bourdeau scored her second goal of the game on an unassisted play.
Seman, who has scored two goals in each of three career games against Sacred Heart, scored her first of the game with just nine seconds remaining in the second period off assists from junior Kelley Karnan and Armstrong. Seman also opened a four-goal third period with a score 5:51 into the period off an assist from Anderson.
Anderson scored a goal of her own just 31 seconds later, with her score assisted by Karnan and Seman, to earn her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
Tetreau earned her second point of the game15:24 into the period, as senior Julie Poulin found the sophomore open for her second goal of the year.
Bloemers's second goal of the game proved to be the final score of the afternoon, as she netted the puck off passes from junior co-captain Sarah Russell and Kirchner with 49 seconds remaining in the game.
BU outshot Sacred Heart 56-16, setting the mark for the most shots on goal by the Terriers in a single game. Haber started in goal and gave way to sophomore Ashley Leichliter late in the game, while the Pioneers divided time in goal between freshman Jessica Little and senior Sarah Perry.
The Terriers enjoy an extended winter break before visiting Northeastern on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2:00 p.m.