Sutherland Scores Hat Trick As Boston University Tops Providence, 5-2
Senior forward Samantha Sutherland records first career hat trick for Terriers

Senior forward Samantha Sutherland netted a hat trick for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:08  BU1-0 EV Mary Parker (1)Victoria Bach/1
1st 14:54  BU2-0 EV Samantha Sutherland (1)Sammy Davis/1, Abby Cook/1
2nd 4:17  PRV1-2 EV Cassidy Carels (1) -
3rd 5:46  BU3-1 PP GW Samantha Sutherland (2)Nina Rodgers/1, Sammy Davis/2
3rd 6:15  PRV2-3 EV Cassidy Carels (2)Kate Friesen/1
3rd 18:30  BU4-2 PP Maddie Elia (1)Victoria Bach/2, Rebecca Leslie/1
3rd 19:13  BU5-2 EV EN Samantha Sutherland (3)Sammy Davis/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  0112
Boston University  2035
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  7121736
Boston University  9131133
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (0-1-0)  0/7 11/22 0
Boston University (1-0-0)  2/9 10/20 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (L, 0-1-0)59:534 713828
Empty Net0:071     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Victoria Hanson (W, 1-0-0)59:482 7111634
Empty Net0:120     

BOSTON - Senior Samantha Sutherland secured her first career hat trick to help lead the No. 10 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 5-2 win over Providence in the Terriers' season opener on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.


Final Score: #10 Boston University 5, Providence 2
Records: BU (1-0-0, 1-0-0 WHEA), Providence (0-1-0, 0-1-0 WHEA)
Location: Walter Brown Arena - Boston, Mass.


- Graduate student Mary Parker opened the scoring just 5:08 into the frame thanks to a pretty pass from junior Victoria Bach.

- Sutherland made it 2-0 at the 14:54 mark of the first period when she uncorked a slap shot past Providence netminder Madison Myers. Sophomore Sammy Davis and freshman Abby Cook each assisted on the goal.

- Providence cut it to 2-1 when Cassidy Carels notched an unassisted goal 4:17 into the second stanza.

- Sutherland regained the Terriers' two-goal lead 5:46 into the third with a power-play goal, the eventual game-winner, thanks to passes from Davis and junior Nina Rodgers.

- Carels made it 3-2 just 29 seconds later, but senior Maddie Elia's power-play marker from Bach and junior Rebecca Leslie with 1:30 left in regulation helped seal the win.

- Sutherland added an empty-netter to complete the hat trick thanks to another assist from Davis.


- Senior Victoria Hanson was terrific for the Terriers, turning aside 34 shots to pick up the victory.

- Sixteen of her saves came in the final frame and she stopped all 12 shots she saw on the power play.


- BU was 2-of-9 on the power play, but more importantly, the Terriers were a perfect 7-of-7 on the penalty kill Sunday.

- Both power-play goals came in the third period

- Senior co-captain Alexis Crossley helped keep the Terriers ahead, 3-2, when she raced back to thwart a shorthanded breakaway bid by Providence.


- Sutherland's hat trick was the first of her career.

- Davis assisted on all three of Sutherland's goals; her previous single-game high for assists was two, set most recently on Nov. 15, 2015.

- Parker secured her first goal as a Terrier; she previously had 43 goals and 48 assists at Harvard

- Rodgers also tallied her first point at BU with an assist; she had notched 15 points (9g, 6a) in two seasons at Minnesota

- Cook's assist in the first period was the first of her collegiate career.


- BU will not play again until Oct. 7 when the Terriers host New Hampshire at Walter Brown Arena (7 p.m.).