Connecticut records 26th consecutive win, downs Boston College 5-1
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Chloe Hunnable and Louisa Boddy each scored two goals to lead No. 4 Connecticut to a 5-1 victory against No. 16 Boston College on Thursday. With the victory, the Huskies improve to a perfect 16-0 on the season and run their regular-season winning streak to 26 consecutive games. The Eagles slip to 9-7.
Marie Elena Bolles topped things off for UConn with her 11th goal of the season.
UConn is now 7-0 this season against ranked opponents. In addition to Thursday's victory against BC, the Huskies have beaten No. 9 Penn State, No. 15 Michigan, No. 21 Albany, No. 16 New Hampshire, No. 12 Boston University and No. 13 Stanford.
Hunnable's first goal of the game came just 6:45 into the contest. Bolles drove the ball into the circle and hit a cross to Hunnable, who got open in front of the net. Hunnable redirected the ball into the back of the net to give the Huskies a lead they would not relinquish.
Boddy gave Connecticut a 2-0 edge at the 15:04 mark when the Huskies were awarded a corner. Vicky Arthur inserted the ball to Chrissy Davidson, then Boddy drove the ball towards the net and struck the ball past BC goaltender Leah Settipane and into the back of the net.
Hunnable's 10th goal of the season came with just nine seconds remaining in the first half. The same corner combination got the ball to Boddy once again at the top of the circle and she drove the ball into the circle. However, this time Boddy dished to Hunnable, who was deeper in the circle. Hunnable scored and gave the Huskies a 3-0 lead.
Boddy and Bolles added a pair of second-half goals, which came before and after BC's only score of the game, as the Huskies cruised to the 5-1 win.
Connecticut dominated all facets of the contest, outshooting the Eagles by a 16-8 margin, while creating seven corners to BC's one.
All-American goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield made five saves on the six shots on goal she faced. Settipane also stopped five shots for the Eagles.