BOSTON, Mass. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team was defeated 7-1 by No. 7 Boston University on Monday night at Walter Brown Arena. With the loss the Friars move to 6-21-5 overall and 5-13-1 in conference action. BU improves to 21-7-2 on the season and 14-4-0 in the Hockey East.
BU's Sarah Lefort scored twice in the first period to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead going into the intermission. Her first goal came 5:48 into the first period after BU gathered the puck off a deflection in the neutral zone. Kayla Tutino and Jordan Juron assisted on the goal. Lefort's next goal came at 16:16 on a power-play goal where she finish right in front of the net. Marie-Philip Poulin and Shannon Doyle collected the assists on the tally. Boston University's penalty kill fought off all two of their infractions in the stanza while Providence went 1-for-3 on the penalty kill.
The Terriers added two more in the second period off goals by Samantha Sutherland and Tutino. Sutherland's goal came 3:23 into the period with Shannon Stoneburgh and Dakota Woodworth picking up the assists. Tutinos goal was scored at 19:52 while on the power-play. Lefort and Poulin were credited with the assists.
Lefort added her third goal of the game while a PC penalty was impending and BU had an extra man at 7:29, to make the score 5-0 in the third period. Victoria Bach's goal at 13:50 made it 6-0 for the Terriers. Lillian Braga and Poulin tallied the assists.
Freshman Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) scored at 15:20 with the assists going to senior Suzie Lundeen (Minneapolis, Minn.) and sophomore Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba). The goal was Boquist's fifth of the season.
Boston University added one more goal (16:34) by Rebecca Leslie, that was assisted by Tutino.
Victoria Hanson recorded 23 saves for the Terriers.
BU had the advantage for shots in the game, at 38 to 24.
The Friars next play in its final games of the regular season in a two-game homestand against Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22. Both games are set to start at 2:00 p.m. Saturday's game will be the team's Skating Strides game to support breast cancer awareness. Prior to the game there will be a ceremonial puck drop. Sunday's game will honor the 2015 graduating seniors. Stephanie Demars, Brooke Simpson, Suzie Lundeen, Haley Frade, Allison Micheletti and Beth Hanrahan will be honored prior to the start of the game.
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