HAMDEN, Conn. -- Seventh-ranked Quinnipiac junior forward Shiann Darkangelo scored the game-winning goal with 2:57 left on the clock as the Bobcatd skated away 3-2 winners against No. 5 Boston College. The victory is the Bobcats' third in program history against a team ranked in the nation's top five and just the fourth in 22 chances against the Eagles.
Quinnipiac's triumph moves its record to 9-1-3 (3-1-2 ECAC Hockey) while Boston College's four-game winning streak comes to an end as it falls to 9-3 (5-1 WHEA).
This marks the third consecutive season the Bobcats have defeated a top-five ranked team after not having done so in the program's first 10 years of existence.
The game winner for Darkangelo was the second goal of the night for her as she now has two multi-goal games on the season. Kelly Babstock added two assists to up her team-leading total to 12 on the season. It was also her fifth game with at least two assists this year which leads the team and tied for the lead of any player in the nation. Meghan Turner saw a great deal of time on the first line with Darkangelo and Babstock on Friday and certainly made the most of it with her first multi-assist game of her career.
Backing up the Bobcats' offense was the play of junior goalie Chelsea Laden who made 22 saves in net, including a couple key pad saves in the waning seconds to preserve the win. Laden, who has been the nation's best statistical goalie all season, picked up her ninth win and lowered her nation-leading goals-against average to 0.94 with the victory.
No. 8 Boston University 2, St. Cloud State 0
VAIL, Colo. -- Senior Kerrin Sperry stopped 28 shots en route to earning her second shutout of the season as Boston University team defeated St. Cloud State 2-0 on Friday at the Dobson Ice Arena.
BU (10-1-1) got goals from freshman Samantha Sutherland and junior Sarah Bayersdorfer to complement Sperry’s 13th career shutout. BU has not allowed more than three goals in all 12 of its games this season and is currently riding an eight-game win streak.
Sperry made 10 saves in the first period, and 15 more came in the third.
Sutherland scored early in the first period while Bayersdorfer scored early in the second for the game's only goals.
No. 9 Clarkson 5, Providence 1
POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Five different Golden Knights scored on Friday afternoon as the ninth-ranked Clarkson University Women's Hockey team cruised by the Providence Friars 5-1 in game one of a two game weekend series at Cheel Arena.
The win improves the Golden Knights to 9-3-2 (3-2-1 ECAC Hockey) on the season while the Friars drop to 4-9 (1-5 Hockey East) on the year. The loss is the sixth consecutive for Providence and the two teams meet again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm at Cheel Arena.
Five different Golden Knights scored and 13 picked up a point. Goals were scored by Christine Lambert, Shelby Nisbet, Brittany Styner, Genevieve Bannon and Olivia Howe.
The Golden Knights outshot the Friars 27-18 on the afternoon, and goalie Erica Howe recorded 17 saves in the win.