Sophomore Benn Ferriero scores two goals for Boston College
Sophomore Benn Ferriero scored two goals for the Eagles.
MADISON, Wis. - Sophomore forward Benn Ferriero scored two goals while classmate Andrew Orpik and senior Joe Rooney each scored once to lead fifth-ranked Boston College to a 4-1 non-conference victory and a two-game series sweep over second-ranked Wisconsin before 14,815 fans in the Kohl Center.
Junior goalie Cory Schneider registered 28 saves, and stopped 56-of-57 shots in the two-game series victory that featured a pair of first-team All-America goalies in Schneider and Wisconsin senior Brian Elliott on opposite sides of the rink.
The two teams, which met in last year's national championship contest, combined to score all five of the game's goals in the second period of play.
Ferriero redirected defenseman Brett Motherwell's shot past Elliott for the game's first goal - on the power play - at 3:01.
Orpik doubled the lead with BC's second power-play goal at 10:50. Defenseman Anthony Aiello one-timed a pass from freshman Carl Sneep and the rebound slid across the crease. Orpik was able to redirect the puck into the net.
Wisconsin halved the BC lead with its only goal of the series less than 40 seconds later. Senior Jake Dowell fired a slap shot from the right point that Schneider initially saved, but the puck trickled through and slowly crossed the goal line.
BC (4-1-1) responded at 16:15 as Rooney picked up a loose puck and skated into the zone with Ferriero on a two-on-one and beat Elliott on the blocker side to build the BC margin back to two goals at 3-1.
Ferriero reciprocated with six seconds remaining in the period for the 4-1 final. Sophomore Brock Bradford chipped the puck along the boards to Ferriero, who carried the puck into the zone as Rooney broke to the goal, and fired a wrist shot into the back of the net.
The host Badgers (3-3-2) out shot the Eagles, 29-20, including a 15-9 advantage in the second period.