The Boston University women’s hockey team scored the game’s first three goals en route to its 3-1 Hockey East quarterfinal win over the University of New Hampshire Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Walter Brown Arena in Boston.
The No. 8 Terriers (21-7-8) swept the best-of-three series to advance to the conference semifinals for the 11th time in the past 14 seasons. BU defeated the Wildcats, 5-1, in Game 1 on Friday. Sammy Davis and Deziray De Sousa (power play) each scored in the first period to build a 2-0 Terriers advantage. Davis logged her second goal of the game 6:54 into the third period to make it 3-0 BU.
The Wildcats (13-17-6) recorded their lone goal while shorthanded. UNH junior Meghara McManus scored on a counter rush off assists from Jenna Rheault, a senior from Deering, and Carlee Turner at 7:24 of the third period. Kyra Smith made 29 saves for the Wildcats. Corinne Schroeder stopped 27 shots for BU.
UMBC 55, UNH 47: In Durham, UMBC led, 24-21, at halftime and outscored the Wildcats, 15-7, in the third quarter. UNH junior Caroline Soucy matched her career-high scoring output with her team-high 18 points. The Wildcats (6-23) are the No. 8 seed in the America East tournament and will play at top-seeded Maine in the quarterfinals Wednesday at 7 p.m.
UMBC 56, UNH 53: In Baltimore, UNH had a 48-30 lead with 12:48 remaining before the Retrievers roared back. Even with Maine’s loss to Binghamton Saturday, the Wildcats have been eliminated from America East playoff contention due to the third tiebreaker, which is conference road wins. Maine has two road wins while UNH has one with no road games remaining. Freshman Marque Maultsby scored a career-high 15 points and Chris Lester added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (4-24, 2-13 AE).
Dartmouth 11, Wagner 4: In Staten Island, N.Y., Dartmouth scored the game’s first five goals. Ben Martin logged four points (three goals, one assist), and George Prince had a hat trick for the Big Green (1-2). Freshman goalie Daniel Hincks earned his first collegiate win behind 11 saves.
Dartmouth 15, Brown 11: In Hanover, senior Kellen D’Alleva recorded a career-high eight points and six assists to lead Dartmouth (2-3) to victory in its Ivy League opener. Risa Mosenthal, a sophomore from Campton, had a hat trick for Brown.
Mercy 18, SNHU 12: In Greenburgh, N.Y., No. 18 Mercy had a 10-6 lead at halftime and at least a four-goal cushion throughout the second half. SNHU senior Kristin Wilder had a hat trick, becoming the program’s all-time leader in goals scored (191). She also had an assist. Classmate Alexis Felt, of Manchester, also logged four points (three goals, one assist) for the Penmen (0-2).