BURLINGTON, Vt. - Kelli Stack scored two goals and added an assist to lead #8 Boston College to a 3-0 win over Vermont in both teams Hockey East opener Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Midway through the first period with the Eagles on the power-play Taylor Wasylk took a shot from the slot forcing Kelci Lanthier (Mt. Airy, Md.) to stretch out to make the save.
After a scramble in front of the net Stack collected the rebound and put it past Lanthier to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead at the 7:18 mark. Taylor Wasylk and Mary Restuccia were credited with assists on the play.
Late in the second period the Eagles struck again on the man advantage. Stack and Restuccia ran a beautiful give-and-go play to give the Eagles a two-goal cushion at the 19:21 mark.
Restuccia found Stack who deked right then went left and lifted a backhand over the blocker of Lanthier. Restuccia and Ashley Motherwell assisted on the goal, Stack's fifth of the season.
Boston College put the game away with a goal from Wasylk with just under two minutes left in the third period. After an aggressive Boston College forecheck the puck sailed out to Wasylk who was alone between the circles. Wasylk fired a wrist-shot glove side on Lanthier to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead. Kelli Stack was credited with an assist to cap off a three-point night.
The Eagles held a 32-22 shot advantage for the game. In her second collegiate start Lanthier made 29 saves. The Catamounts were unable to solve Boston College senior Molly Schaus. Schaus earned her second shutout of the season with 22 saves.
Vermont returns to action tomorrow afternoon when it faces Boston College in Hockey East play starting at 4 p.m.
Fans are encouraged to bring their skates and join the team for "Skate with the Cats" following the game on Saturday.