CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team won against No. 15 Boston College with a 3-1 score sweeping the season series in Hockey East action Tuesday night.
Period 1: UConn and BC held a close battle in the first period including some fantastic saves from both sides. By the end of the period, UConn would have five shots on goal and BC would have 10. Then, with four minutes left, the Eagles would head to the power play; but the Huskies would go on to kill the penalty. The period would end scoreless.
Period 2: The Huskies began to ramp up the shots on goal total early in the second period with 13 shots on goal to BC's 10. UConn would then head to the power play for the first time of the night, but BC would kill the penalty. Shortly after the power play expired, UConn would get on the board first. Jada Habisch would find open ice from the direct pass by Carlie Magier to lead by one. Two more power play advantages would transpire for UConn, but BC would kill both penalties. The score would stay at 1-0 UConn.
Period 3: Both goaltenders would battle on the defensive end putting in their best efforts to keep the puck out of the net. UConn's Megan Warrener would end with 32 saves and Abigail Levy with 31 saves. Out of the faceoff, BC would execute as Cayla Barnes would tie it up with the assist by Kelly Browne. Then, with less than five minutes left in the third period, UConn would regain the lead with a second goal by Habisch as Riley Grimley would cross it over for her eighth assist of the season. Then, the Huskies would tack on another goal at the buzzer with an empty net goal to make it 3-1 and come away with the sweep in the season series.
The Huskies will take on No. 13 Providence in Providence, RI on Friday, Jan. 20. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the game can be streamed live on ESPN+.