CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Bentley ended Boston College's four-game unbeaten streak with a 4-2 victory on Friday afternoon at Kelley Rink in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The Falcons scored a pair of unassisted power play goals in the second period, out-shooting BC 13-4 in the frame, and extended their lead early in the third. Boston College cut the deficit to one through David Cotton and Oliver Wahlstrom, but a lengthy empty-netter with 1:07 left on the clock secured the win for Bentley.
The Eagles out-shot the Falcons 11-5 in the third period and 25-21 for the game. Bentley went 2-for-6 against a BC penalty kill that was 18-for-19 during the four-game unbeaten run.
Cotton, who entered the day tied for the NCAA lead in goals per game, netted his team-high 10th goal in 10 contests and extended his goal-scoring streak to five games. Hutsko pushed his point streak to six games with an assist on the afternoon.
6:57 2nd, Bentley Goal (0-1) | A loose puck deflected out to Tanner Jago at the left point, and his effort immediately ramped off a BC stick into the upper right corner to open the scoring
19:00 2nd, Bentley Goal (0-2) | Jonathan Desbiens fed a pass to Will Garin at the top of the left circle and his one-timer was blocked by Jesper Mattila, but Garin followed with a first-time snapshot that beat Joseph Woll to double the lead
2:55 3rd, Bentley Goal (0-3) | Matt Lombardozzi stepped into a Boston College clearance up the right wing boards and stung a one-timer through a screen that found its way past Woll on a deflection
8:59 3rd, BC Goal (1-3) | Logan Hutsko curled up the left wing half-wall and laid a pass to the center point for Michael Kim, whose one-timer was tipped into the upper half of the net by Cotton for his 10th of the season
18:29 3rd, BC Goal (2-3) | Wahlstrom pounced on a loose puck near the left post and jammed it home to cut the Falcons' lead down to one; Casey Fitzgerald and Luke McInnis assisted on the extra attacker goal with Woll on the bench
18:53 3rd, Bentley Goal (2-4) | Jake Kauppila found an empty BC net from his defensive blue line to seal the win
The Battle of Comm Ave resumes next weekend as BC and BU square off at Agganis Arena on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. on NESN. The teams finish the weekend at Kelley Rink on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.