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Weekend sweep

No. 2 Boston College 7, Dartmouth 2

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Eleven different Eagles recorded a point and Andie Anastos, Kate Leary, Haley Skarupa and Taylor Wasylk each had a goal and an assist as Boston College beat Dartmouth 7-2 on Sunday afternoon at Kelley Rink.

Dartmouth scored the first goal of the game at 1:06 when Lindsey Allen took a shot from the slot that hit BC goaltender Megan Miller under the arm and trickled into the back of the net to give the Big Green a 1-0 lead.

After being held scoreless in the first period, BC exploded with six goals in the middle frame. The Eagles tied the game at 1:20 with a goal from sophomore Haley Skarupa, her team-leading seventh goal of the season. She skated down the right side of the ice, swung behind the net, and shot the puck off Dartmouth goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft and in to even the score at 1-1.

Dartmouth responded a minute and 39 seconds later with Allen's second goal of the game, a wrist shot from just outside the crease on the power play, giving the Big Green a 2-1 lead.

The Eagles evened the score once again at 7:51 of the second period when Kate Leary passed the puck from behind the net to Kristyn Capizzano who blasted a shot inside the left post. Emily Field then gave the Eagles the lead for good at 11:58 of the second stanza, burying the rebound from Dana Trivigno's shot into the back of the net.

BC closed out the second period with three more goals in a span of less than two minutes. Taylor Wasylk started it off with a wrister from the slot that she lifted into the top of the net to give BC a 4-2 lead. Leary spread the lead to three when she pick up her own rebound and flipped a backhanded shot over Holdcroft's stick and into the goal. Field scored her second goal of the game at 18:04 with a wrister from the far end of the circle that found its way inside the post.

Andie Anastos concluded the scoring at 6:24 of the final frame with a high shot from the slot. Haley McLean and Wasylk assisted on the play.

Miller stopped 15 shots and improves to 1-0-0. Holdcroft made 17 saves and falls to 0-1-0.

No. T5 Cornell 3, Northeastern 0

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Senior goaltender Lauren Slebodnick made 23 saves for her 16th career shutout for Cornell in a 3-0 victory against Northeastern on Sunday to complete a weekend sweep at Lynah Rink.

Cornell (2-0) got single points from eight different players in the victory heading into league play next weekend. Emily Fulton, Monika Leck and Jillian Saulnier scored the goals, giving the Big Red two victories against Northeastern (3-3) in as many days.

The Big Red opened the scoring with a four-on-four goal at 15:30 of the first period. Senior defenseman Hayleigh Cudmore sent the puck forward to Fulton charging up the right side of the zone. She attempted to slide a pass toward the slot, but it deflected off a defender. Fortunately for Cornell, the puck caromed back into the path of Fulton and she was able to convert into the vacated short side of the goal.

Cornell then doubled its lead 1:55 into the second, taking advantage of an aggressive Northeastern forecheck to spring an odd-man rush the other way. Sophomore forward Taylor Woods sent Hanna Bunton up the left wing, and she directed a pass to Leck for the perfect finish over the left shoulder of Huskies goaltender Chloe Desjardins.

Slebodnick ensured the Big Red stayed in front. One of her biggest saves came with Northeastern finding some traction late in the second period. A turnover in the Cornell zone left the Huskies' Kelly Wallace alone in the slot, but Slebodnick smothered the shot and didn't allow a rebound.

Saulnier put the game out of reach 5:08 into the third period. She started a passing play with linemate Fulton to set up senior forward Jessica Campbell from the top of the crease, but the shot went just wide. Campbell regained possession behind the net and skated toward the corner, cycling with Alyssa Gagliardi. She fought through traffic along the wall and attempted a wraparound that slid across the crease for Saulnier to convert from short range.

Slebodnick was pushed back into action a couple minutes later, getting a left pad to spinning backhand from the slot from Paige Savage. With 13 minutes remaining, she stopped Hayley Masters on a shot from the right circle, then slid across to her right to thwart Wallace.