BOSTON, Mass. - Down 1-0 after the first period, the fifth-ranked Boston University women's ice hockey team scored four second-period goals as it defeated Providence, 4-1, at Walter Brown Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Ashley Cottrell gave the Friars a 1-0 lead with her first-period goal, but four different Terriers connected in the second frame to lift the Terriers to a 4-1 advantage. A scoreless third period followed as the Terriers extended their unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1) and improved to 5-0-0 at home.
Sophomore Kathryn Miller registered three points (1g, 2a), while graduate student Catherine Ward, senior Holly Lorms and freshman Louise Warren also scored for BU. Sophomore Alissa Fromkin recorded 27 saves as the Terriers improved to 7-1-1 (1-0-1 HEA) on the season. In addition, BU outshot the Friars by a 45-28 margin.
Providence jumped out to a 1-0 advantage just 5:30 into the game. As the Terriers dumped the puck and went for a line change, Friar goaltender Genevieve Lacasse made a pass up the left-wing boards to Cottrell at the far blue line. She skated into the zone and wristed a shot from the left circle for the goal.
In the middle frame, the Terriers scored four goals to take a 4-1 lead. Lorms opened the period's scoring at 8:03, when she collected a pass from freshman Meghan Riggs, cut through the left circle and slid the puck past Lacasse from the slot.
Warren gave the Terriers a 2-1 lead with her third goal of the season at 16:41. The Pembroke, Ont., native cut through the slot and sent a backhand attempt high to the glove side for the goal.
BU took a 3-1 lead following Ward's 4-on-3 power-play goal at 17:56. Miller sent a pass to Ward in the right circle, where she wristed a shot that beat Lacasse.
Miller finished the period's scoring with five seconds remaining in the frame. She collected the puck above the right circle and sent a shot through a screen that found its way to the back of the net.
In the third period, Fromkin turned aside all eights shots to keep the Providence offense at bay as the Terriers skated to the 4-1 victory.
The Terriers will return to action on Sunday (Nov. 7) for a conference matchup against New Hampshire at 4 p.m., while Providence will return home to face Maine at 2 p.m.