BOSTON - Junior Corinne Schroeder stopped all 21 shots she faced and five different Terriers found the back of the net to lead the No. 9 Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 6-0 victory over No. 8 Boston College on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (11-4-1, 6-4-1 HEAW) evened the regular-season series with BC (11-5-2, 10-4-1 HEAW) thanks to its most thorough effort of the season. The Terriers outshot the Eagles, 46-21, and became the first team to score six goals against BC since 2013.
Sophomore Mackenna Parker scored her first two goals of the season and was one of seven skaters to record two points. Redshirt senior Sammy Davis potted a shorthanded goal and added an assist while junior Jesse Compher and sophomore Courtney Correia also tallied a goal and an assist apiece. Sophomore Emma Wuthrich's first goal of the season opened the scoring and proved to be the game-winner. Senior Alexandra Calderone and freshman Nadia Mattivi each recorded a career-high two assists while senior Natasza Tarnowski also had a pair of helpers. Sophomore Kaleigh Donnelly also added an assist.
Schroeder was sensational for the Terriers, particularly in the first period when she made two terrific stops to keep the Terriers ahead. She also combined with the Terrier penalty killers to hold BC to an 0-for-3 mark on the power play. This is her second shutout of the season and fourth of her career - she also blanked UConn, 1-0, on Oct. 18.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Wuthrich put BU ahead for good just 6:58 into the proceedings. Davis circled the Eagle cage and dished the puck to Mattivi at the right point. A BC defender blocked Mattivi's shot, but Wuthrich collected the loose puck and slid it past Maddy McArthur (13 saves).
- Parker extended the lead to 2-0 with just 1:34 remaining in the frame when she redirected a Calderone shot into the back of the net.
- Davis pushed the lead to 3-0 with a shorthanded strike at 6:30 of the second stanza. After Calderone cleared the zone, Compher was first to the puck in the right corner of the BC zone and fired a shot off McArthur's mask. Davis gathered the rebound, and despite having her first attempt blocked, never quit on the play and made the most of her second chance to notch her sixth goal of the season.
- Compher got on the board just 1:40 later when she converted a slick feed from Donnelly on the power play.
- Correia closed the second-period scoring with a beautiful goal at 14:59. She stole the puck off an Eagle stick at the BC blue line and lifted a nifty backhander over Kelly Pickreign (27 saves) for her second goal of the campaign.
- Parker finalized the result with 4:10 to go in regulation when she completed a rush that Correia and Tarnowski started from the defensive zone.
- Schroeder has not allowed a goal in the last 119:54 she has played.
- This is the second time that BU has defeated BC, 6-0. The Terriers also won by that score on Jan. 25, 2012, at Walter Brown.
- The Terriers have now scored six goals in each of their last two games against ranked opponents. They defeated then-No. 9 Harvard, 6-2, on Nov. 19.
- BU is 10-for-10 on the penalty kill over its last three games.
- BU has scored a shorthanded goal in three of its last four games.
- Compher now has 98 career points (33g, 65a).
BU and BC will conclude this weekend's series on Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.
Puck drop is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on NESNplus.