ITHACA, N.Y. - Taylor Wasylk scored the game-winning goal and added an assist while goaltender Corinne Boyles made 39 saves to lead No. 7/8 Boston College to a 4-1 victory over No. 3 Cornell at Lynah Rink on Saturday afternoon.
Meagan Mangene gave BC a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 12:08 of the first period, marking the first goal for the Eagles in the two game series. Mangene punched in the rebound off Wasylk's initial shot.
The Eagles took a 2-0 lead just before the end of the first period with a goal from Wasylk at 18:09. Haley Skarupa tallied her second assist of the game on the goal. Wasylk beat Cornell goaltender Paula Voorheis, who was put in net in relief of starting netminder Lauren Slebodnick. BC took the 2-0 lead into the first intermission despite being outshot 19-10 in the first frame.
Danielle Doherty gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead at 12:52 of the second period with her second goal of the season, burying an Emily Field feed into the back of the net past the pads of Voorheis. Dohery's goal marked the only tally of middle stanza, during which BC held a 13-9 advantage in shots.
Cornell got on the board just 44 seconds into the third period with an even-strength strike by Jessica Campbell. The goal proved to be the only blemish in the game for Boyles, who kept the Big Red scoreless on all nine power play opportunities.
Emily Field concluded the scoring with a short-handed goal, finishing on a pass from Andie Anastos, to settle the score at 4-1.
Boyles made 39 saves and improves to 9-4-0. Slebodnick stopped 3 shots in 12:43 and falls to 9-1-2.
BC went 1-for-6 on the power play while Cornell was 0-for-9 on the man advantage.
The Eagles (12-4-1, 7-1-0 WHEA) will have a week off before traveling to Harvard on Saturday, Dec. 7 to take on the Crimson at 4 p.m.