BOSTON, Mass. - Junior defenseman Tara Watchorn tallied a goal and two assists to lead fifth-ranked Boston University to its sixth straight win with a 3-2 victory over Clarkson in women's ice hockey action on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
Watchorn had a hand in every BU goal for the second straight game after assisting on both BU goals in Friday's 2-1 win over St. Lawrence.
Freshman center Marie-Philip Poulin scored the game-winning goal and added an assist and freshman winger Taylor Holze scored her first collegiate goal for the Terriers (6-1), who have matched a program record with six straight wins. Poulin and junior center Jenn Wakefield, who assisted on Poulin's goal, have tallied at least one point in each of the Terriers' first seven games this season.
Freshman goaltender Kerrin Sperry remained undefeated between the pipes, making 15 saves to improve her collegiate record to 5-0.
Junior center Gabrielle Kosziwka scored for the Golden Knights (1-5-2) before sophomore winger Danielle Skirrow added a third-period tally in a Clarkson rally that fell short. Senior Lauren Dahm stopped 48 shots between the pipes for the Golden Knights as the Terriers held a dominating 51-17 advantage in shots on goal.
Clarkson scored first when Kosziwka fired in a wrister midway through the first period, with junior center Gabrielle Kosziwka and senior winger Daris Tendler and freshman Amanda Lucky setting up the play.
Watchorn evened the score 5:29 into the second period, scoring her third of the season thanks to assists from Poulin and junior winger Jenelle Kohanchuk.
BU pulled ahead with one minute to go in the second when freshman winger Louise Warren fed Holze for her first goal.
BU's only power-play goal on four chances proved to be the game-winner when Poulin, the nation's leading goal-scorer, struck with her ninth of the season 1:13 into the third period. Skirrow got one back for the Golden Knights at 4:42 in the third, but Clarkson was held off the board the rest of the way and the Golden Knights were stymied on five power-play opportunities in the game.
The defending Hockey East champion Terriers are back in action on Friday (Oct. 29) at 7 p.m., visiting Providence to open up conference play.
Clarkson hosts Union on Friday.