BOSTON - Brittany Esposito potted her third goal of the season, but a three-goal second period paced No. 6 Boston College past Northeastern, 3-1, at Matthews Arena on Wednesday night.
The Huskies took the lead with just over four minutes left in the first period. Rachel Llanes found Esposito on the right wing and made a nifty pass to the sophomore forward who roofed it past Molly Schaus (28 saves) for the 1-0 lead. Maggie DiMasi supplied the secondary assist.
In the second period, The Eagles' power play took advantage of two Husky penalties. First, Mary Restuccia slotted home her second goal of the season 26 seconds into the stanza. Then, Taylor Wasylk tallied her seventh goal of the season at 2:48 of the frame with one second remaining on the power play.
The third goal came with 7:30 remaining in the period. Danielle Doherty received the puck with a wide open net in front of her thanks to a turnover forced by BC's Melissa Bizzari. Doherty's first collegiate goal made it a 3-1 contest.
Florence Schelling made 24 saves in the loss, including 13 stops in a scoreless first period. Katie MacSorley led the Huskies with seven shots on goal.
Northeastern will look to shake off its first conference casualty of the season as they host the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 6. The puck will drop at 2 p.m. and the game can be seen on both GoNU.TV and on HuskyCable Channel 81.