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GOAL BY GOAL: BC Women's Hockey All Business In 6-1 Win Over UNH

Eagles move to 13-0-0

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After Tuesday's tough overtime win over BU, the Eagles were back on the ice Friday afternoon against a UNH team struggling to get going. They've struggled to get going for the last 5-6 years, really, but particularly this season where they've started with a 2-10-0 record and sit 32nd out of 35 in RPI.

BC coasted through 60 minutes against the Wildcats and came away with a 6-1 win. Sophomore Gabri Switaj got the start in net for BC to give Katie Burt a rest during the busy week, and the Eagles didn't give her much work to do.

Boston College Goal #1 (PPG): 5:11 of the 1st period
Andie Anastos (Makenna Newkirk, Dana Trivigno)

BC 1, UNH 0

BC crashed the net hard on this goal. The Eagles have been trying out give-and-go's with a lot of success and it looks like that was the original plan on this play. Trivigno passes down to Newkirk in the corner before skating hard past her defender.

Newkirk doesn't see enough of a window for a clean return pass so she just puts it on net and goes after it. There are four Eagles standing right on top of UNH goaltender Kyra Smith, and it's just a numbers game for who can find the puck first. Anastos is the winner, and she gets the scoring started.

Boston College Goal #2 (GWG): 6:08 of the 1st period
Haley Skarupa, (Kristyn Capizzano, Kaliya Johnson)

BC 2, UNH 0

This is your more typical BC goal with speed through the neutral zone, and as it often does, it includes a defenseman on the rush. Kaliya Johnson made the initial pass up just prior to the start of the GIF and joins the rush up ice for a 3 on 2. Skarupa finds some space on the far side after UNH #14 Jenna Rheault loses track of her, and Capizzano threads the needle for the one timer pass that Skarupa finishes.

So just like on Tuesday, the Eagles pulled out to a quick 2-0 lead over a league opponent, but unlike BU, UNH just doesn't have the horses to keep up.

Boston College Goal #3: 1:25 of the 2nd period
Dana Trivigno (Haley Skarupa, Kristyn Capizzano)

BC 3, UNH 0

Oh, poor Krya Smith. The UNH goalie's got problems here.

That's some kind of overcommitment when you're already out of the crease. Instead of taking the shot, Capizzano wraps around the net and tries to put it in the empty near side. But Smith dives back the other way, and keeps the puck out of the net on that side, but then it's just a mad scramble and she's just along for the ride.

A couple Eagles get a stick on it before Trivigno finally gets it into the net for the 3-0 lead.

New Hampshire Goal #1: 13:40 of the 2nd period
Amy Boucher (Unassisted)

BC 3, UNH 1

Gabri Switaj seemed to have some trouble with rebounds for a lot of the game, but her teammates were there to back her up and clear things out. This goal goes on through no fault of her own, though, after the initial shot bounces right off the BC defender back onto the stick of Boucher.

Switaj is now moving around getting herself back into position from going into the butterfly to stop the first shot, and while she's doing so the second shot comes in and beats her. Just a tough bounce.

Boston College Goal #4: 18:19 of the 2nd period
Haley Skarupa (Toni Ann Miano, Kristyn Capizzano)

BC 4, UNH 1

BC got the goal back, though, later in the period. Miano took the initial shot into traffic and Smith likely can't see the puck. She gives up a rebound right on the doorstep, and Skarupa is there to put BC back up by 3.

Boston College Goal #5: 19:33 of the 2nd period
Alex Carpenter (Makenna Newkirk, Kali Flanagan)

BC 5, UNH 1

BC's just screwing around at this point. Carpenter gets the puck into the offensive zone and drops the puck back to Newkirk out front. The pass doesn't get to Newkirk in a good shooting position so she just kind of... fakes a backhand? I think? And then throws it back toward the net.

Carpenter comes around, catches Smith by surprise, and scores at the tail end of the period to put the kibosh on any UNH hope for a comeback.

Boston College Goal #6 (PPG): 15:01 of the 3rd period
Andie Anastos (Makenna Newkirk, Dana Trivigno)

BC 6, UNH 1 -- FINAL

Shout out to Andie Anastos for scoring a pair of goals with her father, Michigan State coach Tom Anastos, in town for the men's game later that night, watching from the stands. And more importantly, nice work by the Eagles to keep moving up the national power play rankings. After going 2 for 3 on Friday, BC is now 2nd in the country with a 33.3% PP%, trailing only Minnesota's all-Planet Earth power play unit.

The Eagles and Wildcats will bus up to Durham for this afternoon's cap to the home-and-home. Puck drop is at 3pm and will be broadcast online at unhwildcats.tv.