BOSTON - Sophomore Corinne Schroeder stopped all 26 shots she faced for her first collegiate shutout as the Boston University women's ice hockey team defeated Vermont, 3-0, on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.
Freshman Mackenna Parker notched her first collegiate goal in the second period while sophomores Jesse Compher and Kristina Schuler also lit the lamp. Senior Connor Galway recorded a career-high two assists, with Compher also adding an assist for her second straight multi-point game.
Schroeder continued her string of stingy performances, as she held an opponent to two goals or fewer for the sixth straight game. She has posted a 1.31 goals-against average and a .954 save percentage over those six starts.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- BU took a 1-0 lead at the 13:13 mark of the opening frame when redshirt junior Sammy Davis sprung Compher free on a breakaway with a terrific zone-to-zone pass. Compher skated in alone on Melissa Black (20 saves) and used a nifty move to get the netminder out of position before calmly lifting the puck into the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season.
- Parker made it 2-0 at 12:32 of the second stanza. Senior Connor Galway began the sequence when she chipped the puck along the boards in front of the BU bench and right to Compher at the UVM blue line. Compher skated below the right circle before she found Parker in front with a pass. The freshman went top shelf for her first collegiate goal.
- Schuler's first goal of the season gave BU some breathing room with 6:42 remaining in regulation. Redshirt junior Abbey Stanley cycled the puck to junior Breanna Scarpaci, whose shot from the left point was blocked. Schuler, who was battling with the Catamount who blocked Scarpaci's shot, picked up the loose puck and quickly fired it past Black.
- Vermont had four power-play chances in the final 20 minutes, but Schroeder and the Terrier penalty killers kept the Catamounts at bay. UVM pulled Black to create a 6-on-4 power play for the final 1:45 of the contest, but two crucial blocks apiece by Schuler and Stanley, plus a block by Galway and a save by Schroeder, helped preserve the shutout.
- The Terriers continued their dominance in the third period, as they have only allowed a third-period goal in three of their nine games this year.
- BU has only allowed an NCAA-best three third-period goals all season
- Compher extended her point streak to six games with her goal and assist. She has tallied four goals and seven assists for 11 points in that stretch.
- That was Compher's fourth multi-point game of the year. She has notched at least one point in seven of the Terriers' nine games this season.
- Stanley, Schroeder and Davis all recorded a point for a second straight game.
- BU has killed the last six power plays it has faced dating back to Oct. 28 at Northeastern.
NEXT UP: VERMONT
- The Terriers will conclude their weekend series with Vermont on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
- Saturday's game is scheduled for 3 p.m.