BOSTON - Twelve different Terriers recorded a point, including four different goal scorers, to lead the eighth-ranked Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 4-1 win over Providence on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
BU (14-5-2, 9-5-2 HEAW) responded to Friday night's 2-1 loss at Providence (11-9-2, 8-7-0 HEAW) with a thorough effort at both ends of the ice. The Terriers blocked 15 shots and held Friars to an 0-for-3 mark on the power play. Junior Corinne Schroeder was spectacular in the third period, stopping all 14 shots she faced in the frame to complete a 24-save performance.
Redshirt senior Sammy Davis, junior Nara Elia, freshman Nadia Mattivi and sophomore Courtney Correia all lit the lamp for BU. Senior Deziray De Sousa and junior Kristina Schuler both assisted on Elia's game-winner while freshmen Julia Nearis and Grace Parker had the helpers on Mattivi's third goal of the year.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Davis opened the scoring just 2:53 into the proceedings when she stole the puck at the Providence blue line, skated in alone on Sandra Abstreiter (19 saves) and notched her ninth goal of the season despite being hauled down in the process.
- Providence evened the score at 10:46 of the first frame.
- Elia regained the Terriers' lead at 16:49 of the period. Schuler fought off a check at the half-wall and pushed the puck to De Sousa, who quickly beat the defense with a pass to Elia. The junior dashed for the net and as a Friar tripped her she slid the puck underneath Abstreiter for her sixth strike of the season.
- Mattivi made it 3-1 at 13:20 of the second stanza. Parker began the sequence with a great defensive play in her own zone as while on her back she knocked the puck away from a Friar. Nearis gathered the loose puck and skated into the neutral zone before creating a 2-on-1 with Mattivi, eventually feeding her classmate for a one-timer that Mattivi slotted past Abstreiter.
- Correia sealed the game with less than a minute to go when she created a turnover at her own blue line and knocked the puck from there into the vacant Providence cage.
- Head coach Brian Durocher now has 299 career wins, all of which have come at BU.
- Mattivi has lit the lamp in two of her last three tilts.
- BU held Providence to an average of 1.33 goals in the teams' three meetings.
- The Terriers outshot the Friars, 10-2, in the second stanza.
- Nearis and senior Breanna Scarpaci led BU with three blocked shots apiece.
- The Terriers will begin a home-and-home series with Holy Cross on Friday, Jan. 17, at Walter Brown Arena.
- Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.