|1st||9:17||BU||1-0||PP||Victoria Bach (18)||Nara Elia/4, Rebecca Leslie/17|
|1st||13:06||BU||2-0||EV||Victoria Bach (19)||Abbey Stanley/7, Mary Grace Kelley/8|
|2nd||13:20||BU||3-0||EV GW||Victoria Bach (20)||-|
|3rd||1:36||YAL||1-3||PP||Greta Skarzynski (7)||Mallory Souliotis/9, Julia Yetman/7|
|3rd||15:21||YAL||2-3||EV||Emma Vlasic (5)||Greta Skarzynski/7, Saroya Tinker/3|
|3rd||18:24||BU||4-2||EV||Abbey Stanley (2)||Breanna Scarpaci/2, Rebecca Leslie/18|
|3rd||19:39||BU||5-2||EV EN||Victoria Bach (21)||Abby Cook/14|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (7-8-3)||1/1||1/2||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Corinne Schroeder (W, 7-2-2)||60:00||2||10||10||10||30|
|Kyra O'Brien (L, 1-2-0)||58:57||4||7||9||11||27|
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior Victoria Bach notched her nation-leading 21st goal of the season as part of a four-goal night to help lead the Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 5-2 win at Yale on Thursday night at Ingalls Rink.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Bach made it 1-0 with a power-play goal just 9:17 into the proceedings. The sequence began when Bach fed senior captain Rebecca Leslie with a pass at the left post. Leslie's shot went wide, but freshman Nara Elia kept the play alive for Bach along the end wall. Bach skated back to the slot and ripped a shot past Kyra O'Brien (27 saves).
- Less than four minutes later, Bach extended the lead to 2-0. Junior Mary Grace Kelley collected a loose puck in her own end and dished it to Bach, who skated up the left wing and created a 3-on-1 with Leslie and Abbey Stanley. Bach passed it to Stanley, which committed the goalie to Stanley. The redshirt sophomore deftly dropped the puck back for Bach, however, and the senior finished the play for her 19th goal of the season.
- Bach completed her hat trick at the 13:20 mark of the second stanza. She took the puck from her own blue line to the Yale crease before tucking the puck inside the right post for the unassisted goal.
- Yale notched a power-play goal 1:36 into the final frame and then made it 3-2 with 4:39 remaining in regulation, but that was as close as the Bulldogs came to evening the score.
- Stanley made it 4-2 with just 1:36 to play when she skated around the Yale zone with the puck before finally finding a seam and wristing the puck past O'Brien for her second goal of the year. Leslie and sophomore Breanna Scarpaci assisted on the goal.
- Bach added a fourth with an empty-netter in the final minute. After freshman Corinne Schroeder (30 saves) made an outstanding stop on a Yale redirection, sophomore Abby Cook grabbed the puck out of a scrum and got it to Bach. The senior then skated up the ice before calmly notching her 21st goal of the year.
ANOTHER AMAZING NIGHT FOR BACH
- Bach improved her point streak to nine games thanks to her third hat trick of the season.
- She is the only player in the nation with three hat tricks and now leads the nation with 21 goals.
- Bach is also the only player in the country with two four-goal games this year.
- She has tallied 16 goals and eight assists for 24 points during that stretch.
- Bach leads the Terriers with 37 points (21g, 16a) this season.
HISTORY MADE FOR BACH
- Bach became the only Terrier in program history to score 20 goals in all four seasons at BU.
- She also became the fastest to 20 goals in BU history, accomplishing the feat in just 18 games.
- Bach is just seven goals away from surpassing Sarah Lefort ('16) for most goals at BU.
- Lefort lit the lamp 92 times in her storied career.
LESLIE KEEPS LIGHTING UP THE SCORESHEET
- Leslie extended her point streak to nine games (9g, 12a) with her pair of helpers.
- Thursday was the eighth straight game in which Leslie notched at least two points.
- That is the nation's longest active multi-point streak.
- She has tallied 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 total points this year.
SCHROEDER SHARP IN HER RETURN
- Schroeder made her first start since Nov. 28 and made 30 saves to help BU secure the win.
- It was her fourth 30-save outing of the season.
- She made 10 saves in each period and now owns a 2.07 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage this season.
STANLEY SECURES A MULTI-POINT GAME
- Stanley notched a goal and an assist for her third multi-point game of the season.
- Her two points match a career high, which she has reached four times in her collegiate career.
- Stanley now has two goals and seven assists for nine points this year.
NEXT UP: PROVIDENCE
- The Terriers will play their final game of the semester on Saturday at Providence.
- Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.