CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The fourth-ranked Northeastern Huskies came out on top of the sixth-ranked Boston College women's hockey team, 3-0, in a battle of top-10 teams on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink.
The Huskies opened the scoring seven minutes into the game to hold a 1-0 lead at the first intermission. The Eagles came out firing in the middle frame, owning the first seven shot attempts of the period, but Aerin Frankel was equal to the task and finished with 15 saves in the period.
Northeastern would add a second goal midway through the third and then closed the scoring with a power-play goal with under six minutes to play.
Maddy McArthur finished with 27 saves while Frankel stopped all 31 shots she faced. BC had the 31-30 lead in shots on goal while Northeastern went 1-for-4 on the power-play and kept BC to 0-for-2.
No. 4/4 Northeastern 3, No. 6/6 Boston College 0
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
1st, 6:48 | 0-1, NU GOAL: Chloe Aurard sent a pass from the left wing to the far right blue line to Alina Mueller who carried the puck in and cut in just as a BC defender fell. From the hashmarks, Mueller fired a wrist shot inside the far post.
3rd, 9:39 | 0-2, NU GOAL: In the BC offensive zone, a loose puck popped out to the high slot and Skylar Fontaine was able to get it over the blue line and then broke in with Aurard on a 2-on-1, with Aurard backhanding a pass back to Fontaine for a wrist shot from the hashmarks.
3rd, 14:37 | 0-3, NU GOAL: On the power play, Mueller worked to get the puck in the left circle and then sent a pass to Aurard in the opposite circle for a one-timer under the crossbar.
- BC now holds a 45-40-7 all-time mark against Northeastern ... the Eagles are 19-6-4 at home against the Huskies.
- Alexie Guay had her point streak snapped at nine games ... Maegan Beres and Delaney Belinskas were both held off the score sheet for the first time in four games.
- This marked the first time this season that Boston College was shutout ... it was the first time BC was kept off the scoreboard since a 1-0 loss at Merrimack on Dec. 8, 2018 (32 games) ... the Eagles have only been held scoreless five times since the beginning of the 2016-17 season (129 games).
- Cayla Barnes finished with a game-high six blocked shots ... BC blocked 14 shots in the game.
Northeastern: 11-1-0, 8-1-0 HEA
Boston College: 10-2-1, 9-2-1 HEA
Boston College will play a home-and-home series with UConn this weekend, hosting the Huskies at 2 p.m. on Friday before a 3 p.m. tilt in Storrs, Conn. on Saturday.