Chestnut Hill, Mass.--Tenth-ranked Boston College women's ice hockey continued their dominant play by defeating cross-town rival Boston University, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Freshmen Allie Thunstrom and Megan Keever led the way with two goals each, while Mission Rookie of the Month for October Molly Schaus stopped 31 shots on goal in the net for the Eagles. The game marked the third consecutive that Boston College scored five goals or more.
The Eagles improve to 7-1-1 on the season, and 4-1-0 in Hockey East, while the Terriers pick up their second loss in as many games, and drop to 6-2-0, 2-2-0.
The squads played a scoreless game until Boston College's sophomore Becky Zavisza broke the tie at 13:30 of the first period. Keever was able to send a pass from the left circle as she was falling to give Zavisza the opportunity to beat Terrier netminder Allyse Wilcox. Before the end of the stanza, the Terriers' Melissa Anderson squeezed the puck past Schaus with help from teammates Erin Seman and Sarah Appleton.
Boston College broke the score open in the second period as this is when Keever scored her first goal and Thunstrom notched both her goals, and he Eagles outshot the Terriers, 18-8. The second goal for Boston University came at 11:18 when Jonnie Bloemers scored her first collegiate point with Anderson and Seman earning the assists. Boston College led, 4-2, at the second intermission.
To cap off the scoring, Keever scored at 12:41 point-blank in the third period on the power play after senior Michelle Lombardi slid her a pass from behind.
The Eagles converted on one power play in each period (3-for-5), but the Terriers weren't as lucky, going 0-for-9 with the player advantage. Wilcox played the first 29:03 and made 14 saves, and freshman Melissa Haber played the other 30:57 for the Terriers, making 11 saves. Schaus improved her record to 6-1-1.
The Eagles stay at home to host Brown University on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.