Providence, R.I. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team defeated the Terriers of Boston University, 4-2 on Saturday, December 2 at Schnedier Arena. The Friars scored four straight goals after falling behind 2-0, to end the second period en route to their sixth victory of the season. Junior Jenna Keilch (Clinton Township, Mich.) registered three points for the Friars in the win. With the victory, the Friars improve their overall record to 6-6-3 and a HOCKEY EAST record of 4-1-2. Boston University falls to 10-5-1 on the season and 3-5-1 in conference play.
Boston University got on the scoreboard first when freshman Melissa Anderson (Langley, B.C.) scored at 10:58 of the first period. Early in the second period, Boston University was able to increase their lead when sophomore Erin Seman (Ramsey, Minn.) scored on a pass from Gina Kearns (Norwood, PA) while skating with a 5-4 advantage.
But midway through the second period Caitlin Malboeuf (Fairfield, Vt.) would answer for the Friars. Her goal from the point, came off of Keilch's faceoff win. About two and a half minutes later Keilch added an unassisted goal of her own at 15:35, again stemming from her faceoff win for the Friars.
The Friars gained their first lead of the game at 18:34 of the second period when senior Sonny Watrous (Albuquerque, N.M.) took a center ice pass from sophomore Mari Pehkonen (Tampere, Finland) and scored for the Friars. The Friars added their fourth goal of the afternoon 19 seconds later as Kathleen Smith was able to beat Boston University's goaltender, Sophomore Allyse Wilcox (Grand Blanc, Mich), for her first goal of the season.
Providence goaltender Danielle Ciarletta (Blaine, Minn.) led the way for the Friars in the third period as she recorded 14 saves, for a game total of 29.
Providence will resume HOCKEY EAST action at Schneider Arena on Saturday, December 3 welcoming Boston College for a 2:00 p.m. face-off.