Sophomore forward Kristina Brown scores two goals for Eagles

Sophomore forward Kristina Brown scored two goals for the Eagles

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Kristina Brown scored twice to lead #8 Boston College to a 4-1 victory over Vermont in Hockey East action on Saturday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The Eagles scored three unanswered goals to improve to 4-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 in conference play, while the Catamounts fall to 0-2-2 and 0-2-0.

For the second straight game the Eagles struck first on the power-play. Blake Bolden took a shot from the point and Roxanne Douville (Beloeil, Quebec) made the initial save but Meagan Mangene went hard to the net and put the rebound past a diving Douville at the 14:23 mark of the first period. Danielle Welch was credited with the second assist.

The Catamounts struck back two minutes later on their own power-play at the 16:38 mark of the first. Celeste Doucet (Memramcook, New Brunswick) passed out to Saleah Morrison (Selkirk, Manitoba) at the point. Morrison took a hard low shot that Emily Walsh (Suffield, Conn.) redirected from in front of the net past a sliding Molly Schaus.

Early in the second period Boston College took the lead on Kristina Brown's first goal of the afternoon. Mary Restuccia passed the puck in front and Danielle Welch took a quick shot that was stopped by Douville. Brown was sitting on the doorstep and took advantage knocking the rebound in for a 2-1 Eagles lead at the 5:10 mark.

Boston College put the game away with two third period goals from Kelli Stack and Kristina Brown. After a successful penalty kill Stack came out of the penalty box took a feed from Taylor Wasylk and was able to outmaneuver Douville and give the Eagles a two-goal lead just 2:07 into the third.

Brown scored her second goal of the night after an attempted dump in found it's way into the Vermont net. Scored at the 15:39 mark the Eagles' late goal ended any thoughts of a Vermont comeback.

Douville made 35 saves in her first Hockey East start. Her Boston College counterpart Schaus made 19 saves and improved to 4-0-0 on the season.

NOTES: Saturday afternoon marked Senior Peggy Wakeham and Jul Sifers 100th career game at Vermont ... Hockey East Three Stars - 3. Emily Walsh UVM, 2. Kelli Stack BC, 1. Kristina Brown BC ... Vermont continues their non-conference schedule against the Yale Bulldogs on Friday (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m.