Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The sixth-ranked Boston College women's ice hockey was topped by rival, No. 5 Boston University, 4-1, on Wednesday night in Kelley Rink. Senior forward Mary Restuccia registered the 90th point of her career by scoring the Eagles (5-3-1, 2-2-1 Hockey East) only goal of the night, but Jenn Wakefield tallied three points (1g, 2a) to lead the Terriers (6-3-1, 1-0-0 Hockey East) to victory in their conference opening skate.
Junior goaltender Corinne Boyles (5-3-1) made 11 saves in the losing effort and BU net-minder Kerrin Sperry (4-3-1) picked up 30 saves, as the Eagles outshot the Terriers, 31-15.
At 12:04 in the first, defenseman Carly Warren got the puck to Wakefield in the right circle. The senior then placed a shot past Boyles on the lower, stick-side corner to open the scoring, 1-0.
Wakefield won a loose puck in same spot at 18:57, knocking it free to defender Kathryn Miller near the top of the slot for the junior to send home for the 2-0 lead.
A hooking call as the first period expired award BC a power play to start the second, but the Eagles were unable to convert. Boston College was subject to just one infraction compared to Boston University's six, but could not secure a power play in Conte Forum.
At the eight minute mark of the second stanza, Restuccia became the 10th Eagle to ever record 90 points in their career when junior defender Dru Burns sent the puck to forward Taylor Wasylk along the wall and the sophomore dished it her captain for the score. The Chester Springs, Pa., native has 36 goals and 54 assists during her tenure at the Heights.
The Eagles limited their rivals to just three chances in the second and seemed to hold the momentum heading into the second intermission, but Warren's goal at the 7:40 mark in the final frame stretched the BU lead, 3-1. Junior right-winger Britt Hergesheimer and center Isabel Menard were credited with assists.
Wakefield's assist to Menard at 11:03 closed the door on the night, 4-1, despite Boston College outshooting BU, 11-3 in the third period.
The "Battle of Comm. Ave." resumes Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in Walter Brown Arena.