Senior forward Kelli Stack moves to 14 goals on the season with hat trick for Eagles
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Senior forward Kelli Stack notched a hat trick for the Eagles
BOSTON - Freshman Marie-Philip Poulin and junior Jenn Wakefield each tallied three points but the No. 5 Boston University women's ice hockey team (8-2-3, 2-1-3 HEA) fell to crosstown rival No. 6/7 Boston College (8-1-4, 5-0-2), 6-3, at Walter Brown Arena on Saturday afternoon. The loss snapped the Terriers' program-best 11-game unbeaten streak.
Poulin scored two goals and an assist, while Wakefield tied a career-high with three helpers. Senior Jillian Kirchner also scored for the Terriers, who were outshot by BC by a 39-27 margin.
Sophomore Alissa Fromkin, who allowed four goals, turned aside 15 shots before giving way to freshman Braly Hiller. In her collegiate debut, Hiller made 18 saves. The Terriers were 1-for-5 on the power play, while BC went 1-for-7
In the first period, senior Kelli Stack scored twice as the Eagles took a 3-0 lead. She opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 3:42. Just 30 seconds later, sophomore Ashley Motherwell extended BC's lead to 2-0 with her second goal of the season. Stack added her second marker of the frame at 18:48.
Freshman Taylor Wasylk gave BC a 4-0 advantage at 1:32 of the middle stanza before Stack completed the hat trick with 14:24 remaining in the frame.
The Terriers then scored the next three goals to close the gap, 5-3. Poulin made it a 5-1 game with her 10th goal of the season at 15:23. Graduate student Catherine Ward sent the puck through the neutral zone to Wakefield, who slid the puck over to Poulin. As the pair crossed the blue line, Poulin and Wakefield exchanged passes before the Beauceville, Que., native skated through the slot, made a move to her backhand and sent the puck past Boston College goaltender Molly Schaus.
In the third period, Kirchner closed the gap, 5-2, with a power-play goal at 8:06. Wakefield collected Poulin's pass and then sent a cross-crease pass to Kirchner, who one-timed the puck past Schaus.
With 8:21 remaining in the frame, Poulin scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season. She collected Wakefield's pass in the slot, where she wristed a shot that found its way past Schaus, who made 24 saves in the game.
BC junior Danielle Welch scored with 2:44 remaining in the contest to account for the 6-3 final.
The two teams will conclude their weekend series on Sunday (Nov. 21) at Conte Forum. Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m.