A tough day for the East on the second day of play. Higher seeds advanced in rather convincing fashion to set up a West heavy Frozen Four.
Wisconsin 3 - Providence 0
The Friars got off to an auspicious start when they registered a total of zero shots in the first period. That was even worse when you factor in the very soft goal that they allowed in the frame.
The second period saw PC breath a little life into the game when their forecheck created opportunities but they never capitalized. This whole time Wisconsin was shelling poor Sandra Abstrieter with shots.
Multiple penalties against Providence prevented any sort of momentum from forming after allowing an early goal in the third.
Ohio State 3 - Boston College 1
A first period goal had the Eagles flying high. The first period was very even as both teams only registered five shots apiece.
After that things got sour for BC. The Eagles would go on to put only eight shots on net the rest of the way. Ohio State on the other hand would put 27 shots on Abigail Levy in the second and then 16 more in the third.
As the announcers were keen to repeat the rest of the way the Buckeyes would tie and then take the lead in the final 3.5 minutes of the second period. A third period insurance goal sank the BC and sent them back to Chestnut Hill.