BOSTON - Junior Kristina Schuler matched her career high with two goals, but No. 6 Boston College tallied three third-period goals to steal a 4-2 victory over the Boston University women's ice hockey team on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.
Schuler gave BU (7-4-1, 3-4-1 HEAW) a 2-1 lead at 13:57 of the second stanza, but BC (10-1-1, 9-1-1 HEAW) notched two goals in a span of 2:37 early in the third period to grab the lead for good. The Terriers pulled junior Corinne Schroeder (26 saves) in favor of an extra attacker during the final minute, but the Eagles tacked on an empty-netter to seal the result.
Senior Deziray De Sousa matched her career best with a pair of primary assists while junior Nara Elia and freshman Julia Nearis added one assist apiece.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Schuler opened the scoring just 5:22 into the proceedings. Schuler won an offensive-zone draw to the corner, where Elia won a battle and kept the puck moving to De Sousa behind the net. The senior whipped a pass in front to Schuler, who beat Maddy McArthur (21 saves).
- BC responded with a power-play goal at 17:19 of the frame during a five-minute major, but BU killed off the remainder of the infraction to send the teams to the intermission all even at 1-1.
- Schuler made it 2-1 with a power-play strike of her own. Nearis and De Sousa fought for a loose puck with a pair of BC defenders, with De Sousa eventually popping the puck free to Schuler. The disc went off of Schuler and over the goal line, though play continued for some time. Once there was a stoppage, the officials reviewed the play and awarded Schuler her fifth goal of the season.
- Alexie Guay equalized on a power play at 5:04 of the third and the Eagles got their winner over two minutes later.
- Schroeder has still yet to allow more than two even-strength goals in any of her nine starts.
- Schuler last scored two goals on Feb. 9 against Holy Cross.
- De Sousa last had two assists on Jan. 25 against Merrimack.
- Elia extended her point streak to three games and has tallied four points (1g, 3a) during that span.
- BU has scored the first goal in 11 of its 12 games this season.
- The Terriers will conclude their three-game homestand on Tuesday when they welcome No. 9/10 Harvard to Walter Brown Arena.
- Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.