HANOVER, N.H. – Boston College proved to be a tough opponent for the Dartmouth women’s hockey team, as the No. 6 Eagles defeated the Big Green, 6-1, in the latter’s final home game of 2016 on Wednesday.
Freshman Christina Rombaut scored her third goal of the year early in the third period. Sophomore Caroline Shaunessy picked up her third point of the year with the first assist, while senior Eleni Tebano got the second. She has ended six of the last seven games with at least one point. Classmate Robyn Chemago ended the night with 32 saves.
“This is our fifth game in 10 days,” head coach Laura Schuler said. “But, our girls never gave up. I am really proud of them. They emptied their tanks and played hard right until the end.”
By the end of the first period, Boston College (12-3-3) had a 2-0 edge over Dartmouth (2-9-0). Eight seconds into the second period, Andie Anastos won the faceoff and shot to the left to give the Eagles their third goal of the evening. The Big Green had a good opportunity to get one of their own at the end of the period when senior Kennedy Ottenbreit, Rombaut and sophomore Tess Bracken put together a nice play, but Bracken’s shot was stopped by Katie Burt in a diving fashion.
At 1:51 in the third, Dartmouth was finally able to crack Burt when Rombaut’s shot from the right point got behind the goalie a split second before she could react. Less than eight minutes later, the Eagles got their three-goal lead back when Kali Flanagan’s shot was saved by Chemago, but deflected straight up and landed behind her. Freshman Cecilia Lopez had herself a good game, putting together a nice play with sophomore Alyssa Baker before being stopped by Burt and, later, hitting the post. Boston College added one more at 16:56 to make it a 6-1 game.
The Eagles outshot the Big Green, 38-25. They went 0-for-1 on the power play, while the Big Green were 0-for-2. Dartmouth has gone 14-for-15 in penalty kills in the last five games.
The Green will close the first half of their season on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Vermont.