BURLINGTON, Vt. - Three different skaters scored for No. 4 Boston College as the Eagles defeated Vermont 3-0 Saturday night in Hockey East action at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Dru Burns opened the scoring for the Eagles 9:06 into the first period. She scored her third goal of the season on a one-on-one rush into the Vermont end, beating Vermont goaltender Roxanne Douville with a quick backhand shot through a screen. Caitlin Walsh and Melissa Bizzari were credited with assists on the play.
The Eagles extended their lead midway through the second. Jackie Young stepped into a point shot off a pass from Emily Field beating Douville with a high slap shot. Taylor Wasylk received the second assist on Young's sixth goal of the season.
Competing with just 12 skaters due to various injuries the Catamounts managed to hang tough with the fourth ranked Eagles. After being outshot 13-4 in the first period the shots were an even 21 for both teams through the final forty minutes.
With 2:30 left in the third period Ashley Motherwell put the game out of reach with a power play goal on a well-executed back door play. Mary Restuccia fed Motherwell from the point for her sixth goal of the season.
Boston College goaltender Corinne Boyles made 25 saves to earn her third shutout of the season, Douville made 31 saves for Vermont.
The win moves Boston College to 16-6-1 overall and 9-2-1 in Hockey East play. The loss drops Vermont to 3-13-6 and 2-7-2 in league play.
Vermont returns to action next weekend as they travel to face Boston U and No. 7 Northeastern in Hockey East action.
NOTES: Boston College outshot Vermont 34-25 ... Vermont was 0-for-5 on the power play ... Vermont is now 1-4-2 against the Eagles over the last three seasons ... More then 25 alumnae attended Saturday night's game as part of alumnae weekend which concludes with an alumnae game at noon tomorrow ... Check back to UVMAthletics.com for highlights.