|2nd||10:12||OSU||1-0||PP GW||Lauren Boyle (5)||Julianna Iafallo/14, Dani Sadek/14|
|3rd||15:43||OSU||2-0||EV||Maddy Field (19)||Julianna Iafallo/15|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ohio State (24-10-4)||1/5||5/10||0|
|Boston College (30-5-3)||0/5||5/10||0|
|Ohio State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kassidy Sauvé (W, 19-8-4)||59:56||0||7||8||23||38|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (L, 30-5-3)||60:00||2||17||14||8||39|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The fourth-ranked Boston College women's hockey team saw its 2017-18 season come to an end on Saturday afternoon as sixth-ranked Ohio State earned a 2-0 win in the teams' NCAA Quarterfinal at Kelley Rink. With the win, the Buckeyes advanced to their first-ever Frozen Four next weekend in Minneapolis.
After a scoreless first period, Ohio State (24-10-4) took a 1-0 lead from Lauren Boyle's power-play goal at 10:12 of the second. After being out-shot 32-15 in the first two stanzas, Boston College (30-5-3) powered back with a 23-9 shot advantage in the third period. However, despite the pressure, the Buckeyes extended the lead to 2-0 on Maddy Field's goal with under 5:00 to play after Juliann Iafallo blocked a shot in the Buckeyes' end and sprung a 3-on-2 back into BC's end.
While keeping Ohio State pinned in its own half for much of the period, BC couldn't crack OSU goaltender and 2017 All-American Kassidy Sauve, who made 38 saves for the shutout. Boston College goaltender Katie Burt stopped 39 shots, the second-highest save total in her career.
Boston College's senior class - Burt, Kenzie Kent, Toni Ann Miano and Gabri Switaj - finished their careers as the winning class in program history, claiming a 132-14-10 overall record in four years and besting the Class of 2017 (130 wins). The Class of 2018 also had a program best .873 winning percentage, edging past last year's seniors' mark of .854.
2018 NCAA TOURNAMENT | Quarterfinals
No. 6 Ohio State 2, No. 4 Boston College 0
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Chestnut Hill, Mass. | Kelley Rink HOW IT HAPPENED
2nd, 9:48 | OSU GOAL, 0-1 (PPG) - After BC had just killed off all 1:23 of a 5-on-3 OSU power play, the Buckeyes stuck five seconds into the one-player advantage. Dani Sadek and Julianna Iafallo traded passed along the blue line before Iafallo dropped a pass down to Lauren Boyle just inside of the near face-off dot. Boyle lined up and one-timed a blast that found enough space inside the short-side upper corner to put OSU up 1-0 with the power-play goal.
3rd, 15:43 | OSU GOAL, 0-2 - Iafallo blocked a shot in the OSU end, spring a 3-on-2 break against the run of play. She fed Maddy Field in the neutral zone, and the came into the Eagles' end along the near boards, cut inside and put a hot on Katie Burt. Burt made the initial save, but lost track of the rebound and Field out-stretched around her defender to get enough wood on it to poke it past Burt before a BC defenseman could save it off the line.
- The Eagles finished the year with its third-best record ever, and it's third 30-win season, behind the 2015-16 team (40-1-0) and the 2014-15 team (34-3-2) ... the senior class is the first-ever class at Boston College to earn 30 wins in three seasons at BC
- BC's seniors - Burt, Kenzie Kent, Toni Ann Miano and Gabri Switaj - were the winning class in program history, posting a 132-14-10 overall record in four years and besting the Class of 2017 (130 wins) ... the Class of 2018 also had a program best .873 winning percentage, edging past last year's seniors' mark of .854
- Burt finished her career with the NCAA career victories record (121) and ranked fourth in career shutouts (35) ... she finished her career with a .869 save percentage, which will rank in the top five all-time in NCAA history ... additionally, her 3,180 saves are 12th most in NCAA history, while her 1.47 career GAA will rank in the top 10 all-time in NCAA play and her .937 save percentage will be in the top 15 career marks ... Burt holds the BC career records for wins, save percentage, goals against average and shutouts, and will finish second in saves
- Kent today set the Boston College career record for games played, lining up for her 157th career contest ... with today's appearance, Kent moved past Andie Anastos '17, who set the record at 156 last season before her graduation.
- In addition to her career games-played record, Kent wrapped up her career with 138 career points and tied for eighth on the program's career scoring chart ... additionally, her 98 career assists will rank fourth all-time in the program's history, while her three shorthanded goals are tied for 10th
- Miano wrapped up her career tied for second among defenseman in career points in program history with 102 ... her 36 career goals are the record for BC defenseman, while her 66 assists are the fourth-most by Eagle blue liners in program history
- Switaj, who did not see any action as a senior in 2017-18, finished her career with a perfect 9-0-0 record and a 1.26 GAA and a .931 save percentage to go with her one shutout
- Today was the first-ever meeting between Boston College and Ohio State ... before today's game, the Buckeyes were one of the five Division I teams BC had never played
- This was the Eagles' first-ever loss at home in an NCAA Quarterfinal game ... BC was 6-0 at home before this season, with wins in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017
- Today marked the first time BC was shut out this season, and the first time since No. 1 Wisconsin earned a 1-0 victory in the 2017 national semifinal
Ohio State: 24-10-4
Boston College: 30-5-3