Senior defenseman Tara Watchorn scored a goal for the Terriers

ITHACA, N.Y. - Senior defenseman Tara Watchorn potted her second goal of the season as the No. 5 Boston University women's hockey team dropped a 7-1 decision to the No. 3 Cornell Big Red on Saturday afternoon at Lynah Rink.

BU (9-6-1) kept it close early on, as the Terriers trailed Cornell (9-1-0), 1-0, at the end of the first frame. However, the Big Red used a three-goal second stanza to put the game out of reach.

Sophomore goaltender Kerrin Sperry made 12 saves in 40:12 of work. Classmate Braly Hiller came in to relieve Sperry and made seven saves in the final frame.

Cornell took a 1-0 lead with a power play at the 9:59 mark of the first period on the power play. It wasn't until 3:37 of the second period that the Big Red scored again, as Amanda Young potted her first goal of the season. Jillian Saulnier made it 3-0 just 1:34 later.

After Cornell extended its lead to 6-0, Watchorn scored a power play goal at the 14:26 mark thanks to a feed from senior captain Jenn Wakefield. It was Watchorn's second goal of the season, both of which have come on the power play.

This series with Cornell concluded the Terriers' non-conference schedule until BU hosts the opening round of the Beanpot on Jan. 31. The Terriers will resume conference play on Wednesday night when BU heads to Northeastern for a rematch of last season's Hockey East semifinal with the Huskies. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.