Providence College Holds Off Boston University, 6-5
Sophomore forward Meaghan Rickard and senior forward Blair Parent each post two goals and assist for Friars

Sophomore forward Meaghan Rickard had two goals and an assist for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:13  PRV1-0 EV Meaghan Rickard (4)Blair Parent/6, Avery Fransoo/10
1st 12:14  PRV2-0 PP Avery Fransoo (1)Meaghan Rickard/9, Maureen Murphy/3
1st 14:34  PRV3-0 PP Blair Parent (7)Brooke Boquist/6, Chloe Gonsalves/5
2nd 11:04  BU1-3 PP Victoria Bach (22)Rebecca Leslie/19, Abby Cook/15
2nd 17:29  BU2-3 SH Victoria Bach (23)Rebecca Leslie/20
3rd 10:11  PRV4-2 SH Meaghan Rickard (5)Brooke Boquist/7
3rd 11:16  BU3-4 EV Nara Elia (4)Victoria Bach/17, Rebecca Leslie/21
3rd 13:10  PRV5-3 EV Blair Parent (8)Cassidy MacPherson/14
3rd 15:14  PRV6-3 EV GW Maureen Murphy (13) -
3rd 18:26  BU4-6 PP EA Mary Grace Kelley (4)Abby Cook/16, Jesse Compher/10
3rd 18:58  BU5-6 PP EA Abbey Stanley (3)Nara Elia/5, Jesse Compher/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  0235
Providence  3036
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  581124
Providence  14101034
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (7-9-3)  3/6 5/10 1
Providence (11-5-4)  2/4 4/11 1
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Corinne Schroeder20:003 110011
Erin O'Neil (L, 0-7-1)36:453 010717
Empty Net3:150     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 10-4-4)59:495 56819
Empty Net0:110     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 8/10 Providence College women's hockey team held off a late Boston University rally to capture a 6-5 win at Schneider Arena on Saturday afternoon.


No. 8/10 Providence - 6 | Boston University - 5


Providence: 11-5-4 (8-1-2 HE) | Boston University: 7-9-3 (3-7-3 WHEA)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


- The Friars came out of the gate strong in the opening 20 minutes, out-shooting the Terriers by a 14-5 margin.

- Meaghan Rickard got things started just 1:13 in with her fourth goal of the season on a quick shot from the goal line that snuck through the pads of Schroeder.

- Avery Fransoo and Blair Parent combined for goals just 2:20 apart to put PC up 3-0 after 20 minutes of play.

- Victoria Bach countered for the Terriers with a pair of goals in the second period to make it a 3-2 Friars lead through 40 minutes.

- Rickard notched her second of the night in the third to put the Friars up 4-2, but BU's Nara Elia brought the visitors back within one just 1:05 later.

- Parent and Maureen Murphy cashed in with goals to give Providence a three-goal cushion with just under five minutes to play.

- The Terriers scored twice on the power play with a 6-on-4 advantage in the final minutes to cut the deficit to 6-5, but Madison Myers held strong in the final moments to secure the win for Providence.

- The Friars' streak of 27-consecutive penalty kills was snapped this afternoon on Victoria Bach's goal for BU in the second period.


1-0 (Providence) - 1:13/1st - EV - Meaghan Rickard (Parent, Fransoo) - Shot from a bad angle that broke through the pads of Schroeder.

2-0 (Providence) - 12:14/1st - PP - Avery Fransoo (Rickard, Murphy) - Wrist shot from the point through traffic.

3-0 (Providence) - 14:34/1st - PP - Blair Parent (Boquist, Gonsalves) - Rebound off a Boquist shot.

3-1 (BU) - 11:04/2nd - PP - Victoria Bach (Leslie, Cook) - Backhand shot from the slot.

3-2 (BU) - 17:29/2nd - SH - Victoria Bach (Leslie) - Forehand deke on a 2-on-1.

4-2 (Providence) - 10:11/3rd - SH - Meaghan Rickard (Boquist) - Wrist shot from the top of the circles.

4-3 (BU) - 11:16/3rd - EV - Nara Elia (Bach, Leslie) - One-timer at the top of the crease.

5-3 (Providence) - 13:10 - EV - Blair Parent (MacPherson) - Wrist shot while streaking down the off-wing.

6-3 (Providence) - 15:14 - EV - Maureen Murphy - Wrist shot from the right circle under the glove of O'Neil.

6-4 (BU) - 18:26/3rd - PP EX - Kristina Schuler (Cook, Compher) - Tip-in at the top of the crease

6-5 (BU) - 18:58/3rd - PP EX - Abbey Stanley (Elia) - Putback of a loose puck in the crease.


Providence: Madison Myers, 10-4-4: 19 saves, 5 goals against.

Boston University: Corinne Schroeder, 7-2-2; 11 saves, 3 goals against | Erin O'Neil, 17 saves 3 goal against.


Shots: 34
Face-off percentage: 40.0% (30/55)
Power plays: 2-4 (55%)
Penalty kill: 3-6 (50%)

Boston University-
Shots: 24
Face-off percentage: 45.0% (55/505)
Power plays: 3-6 (50%)
Penalty kill: 2-4 (50%)


Shots: Maureen Murphy (9)
Goals: Meaghan Rickard and Blair Parent (2)
Assists: Brooke Boquist (2)
Points: Blair Parent and Meaghan Rickard (3)

LOOKING AHEAD The Friars return to action following the break on Jan. 2. Providence takes on Brown in a fight for the Mayor's Cup at 2:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena.