CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Sophomore Benn Ferriero registered two goals and two assists and senior Joe Rooney recorded one goal and three assists to lead top-ranked Boston College to a 5-1 non-conference victory over Bowling Green before 4,319 fans in Kelley Rink.
Ferriero and Rooney combined with sophomore linemate Brock Bradford (three assists) for 11 of BC’s 14 points on the night. The individual performances for each marked a career high.
Boston College (2-1-0) built a two-goal lead in the first period. Senior captain Brian Boyle netted a power-play goal midway through the opening frame and Ferriero doubled the Eagles’ margin with his first goal of the season at 14:47.
Bowling Green’s Derek Whitmore countered with the Falcons’ lone tally of the night with 5.4 seconds left to play in the first period.
The Eagles scored one second-period goal and added two goals in the final frame for the 5-1 final.
Rooney extended BC’s lead back to two goals – at 3-1 – on his first of the season at 5:01 in the middle period.
Nathan Gerbe added a power-play goal at 8:13 of the third period and Ferriero concluded the scoring at 15:44.
Boston College outshot the visiting Falcons, 43-26. Bowling Green sophomore goaltender Jimmy Spratt recorded 38 saves.
BC junior goalie Cory Schneider recorded 25 saves to earn his 39th collegiate victory.