ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Sophomore Jesse Compher collected a career-high five points thanks to one goal and a career-best four assists to help lead the Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 8-0 victory at RIT on Saturday afternoon at the Gene Polisseni Center.
Eight different Terriers lit the lamp on Saturday, including freshmen Courtney Correia and Kaleigh Donnelly, who each scored their first collegiate goals. BU went 6-for-9 on the power play, matching an NCAA record for most power-play goals in a game. The Terriers were the first team to score six times on the power play in a single game since Dartmouth did it on Jan. 30, 2009.
Junior Deziray De Sousa lit the lamp in the first frame to give BU a 1-0 lead before Compher, junior Abby Cook and redshirt junior Sammy Davis all scored on the power play in the second stanza. Sophomore Nara Elia and junior Natasza Tarnowski both found the back of the net as part of the Terriers' four-goal third period, which included three more power-play markers.
Cook assisted on two of the second-period strikes to complete a three-point afternoon. She was one of five Terriers to record multiple points on Saturday. Correia, Davis and Donnelly all notched one assist in addition to their goals.
Sophomore goaltender Corinne Schroeder made 22 saves in 50:36 of work before freshman Nicole McGuigan made her collegiate debut and completed the Terriers' second shutout of the season.
BU (8-4-4) finished the first semester on a five-game win streak thanks to Saturday's win over RIT (5-10-4). The Terriers are an impressive 7-1-1 since the start of November.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- De Sousa struck first at the 12:55 mark of the opening frame. After freshman Alex Allan blocked an RIT shot, sophomore Kristina Schuler picked up the puck and skated into the Tiger zone. She uncorked a shot that rang the inside of the right post and bounced right out to De Sousa, who knocked home the rebound for her second goal of the season.
- Compher made it 2-0 with a power-play strike just 56 seconds into the second stanza. During a 4-on-3 advantage, she collected a pass from Cook, curled into the left faceoff circle and ripped a shot past Terra Lanteigne (23 saves).
- BU killed 1:16 of a 5-on-3 RIT power play early in the second period to keep its 2-0 lead, with senior tri-captain Reagan Rust nearly scoring on a breakaway bid in the waning seconds of the second penalty.
- Cook notched the Terriers' second power-play strike of the stanza at the 8:18 mark when her rocket from the top of the zone found the back of the net. Compher and redshirt junior Abbey Stanley assisted on Cook's sixth goal of the year.
- Davis extended the lead to 4-0 with 7:27 remaining in the middle frame. Cook dished the puck to Compher at the left circle and the sophomore quickly whipped a pass across the zone to Davis, who one-timed the puck past Lanteigne for her 10th goal of the campaign.
- Correia's first collegiate goal came at the 4:43 mark of the final frame when she skated to the left post and put home a pass from Compher.
- Donnelly followed with her first collegiate marker at the 10:07 mark when she got to the front of the net and knocked home a rebound off a Compher attempt.
- Elia made it 7-0 with 6:40 remaining in regulation when she fired home a shot from the slot. Senior Reagan Rust tallied her third assist of the season on that goal.
- Tarnowski closed the scoring with her second goal of the weekend at 15:44 thanks to assists from Correia and freshman Emma Wuthrich.
- Compher extended her point streak to 13 games (10g, 19a) with her eighth multi-point effort in the last nine games.
- She has lit the lamp in eight of her last nine appearances and owns a 13-game assist streak, the longest such streak in the nation.
- Saturday was Compher's 10th multi-point game of the season.
- Davis pushed her point streak to nine contests (6g, 12a) thanks to her goal and assist.
- She has six multi-point efforts over the last seven games.
- Donnelly recorded her first three collegiate points (1g, 2a) this weekend.
- Correia matched a career high with two points.
- Schroeder has held her opponent to two goals or fewer in each of her last four starts.
- BU has scored at least two power-play goals in each of its last four fixtures.
- Twelve Terriers in total recorded a point on Saturday.
- Eight different Terriers scored a goal for the first time since Feb. 22, 2009, which was an 8-1 win over Northeastern.
NEXT UP: PENN STATE
- The Terriers will conclude the calendar year with two tilts against Penn State at Walter Brown Arena on Dec. 30 and 31.