No. 7 UNH women's hockey shuts out Boston College, 4-0

DURHAM, N.H. -- Senior Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) recorded her 25th career shutout and 13th of the season and sophomore Stephanie Jones (Kimberley, B.C.) netted a pair of goals to lead the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to a 4-0 win over Boston College on Friday at the Whittemore Center.

It was the second game in a row that the Wildcats allowed six shots in a game, giving up the same against Quinnipiac University last Tuesday in a 7-1 win. It was third game this season that UNH had allowed less than 10 shots in a game.

Jones scored one in the first period and one in the second while junior Janine Goulet (Mississauga, Ont.) netted her third of the season in the second and senior Randi Hickox (Mississauga, Ont.) scored her first of the season in the third.

Jones' linemates sophomore Randi MacMaster (Syracuse, N.Y.) and junior Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ont.) each had a pair of assists, setting up Jones' 19th and 20th goals of the season. Freshman Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) also had a pair of assists.

Boston College (12-16-3, 2-9-3 Women's Hockey East) goalie Lisa Davis finished with 38 saves. Huggon finished with six saves. The Wildcats improved 25-6-2 overall and 12-2-0 in Women's Hockey East. The 25 victories is the second-highest total in UNH's 26-year history; the 1998 national championship team set holds the record with 31 wins.

The Wildcats held the Eagles to no shots on net in the first as they skated to a 1-0 lead behind Jones' first goal. After receiving the feed from MacMaster behind the Eagle net, Jones moved around the left side of the net and beat Davis to the wide side with 1:09 remaining.

Goals from Jones and Goulet in the second extended UNH's lead to 3-0. Jones' second goal came after she beat an Eagle defender one-on-one and then slipped it by Davis at 9:04. Gordon was credited with the primary assist after feeding Jones in the neutral zone.

Goulet made it a three-goal advantage at 10:47 when she collected a long rebound at the blue line and beat Davis with a wrist shot between pads. Freshmen Vicki Davis (Edmonton, Alb.) and Hansen were credited with assists on the play.

Hickox netted her first of the season when she scored on a rebound after a Hansen shot at 16:14 of the third.

The Wildcats finish up the regular season Sunday (2 p.m.) when they again host the Eagles at the Whittemore Center for Senior Day.

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