March 12, 2011

Boston College women skate past Minnesota

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Senior Kelli Stack and sophomore Ashley Motherwell each netted two first-period points, serving as the catalysts for the Boston College women's hockey team to defeat Minnesota, 4-1, for the first time in school history and advance to the Frozen Four for the second time since the program's inception in 1994.

Senior goaltender Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) made 30 saves in the win.

"I thought our team came out with a bang," BC coach Katie King (Salem, N.H.) said. "In that first period, we put pressure on them and that took care of the rest of the game. We played with a lot of energy, a lot of heart and did a phenomenal job doing the little things when we needed to. I'm extremely proud to be headed to Erie for the Frozen Four."

Boston College advances to play the winner of tonight's No. 1 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota-Duluth quarterfinal. The Frozen Four is being held next weekend in Erie, Pa.