Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Sophomore forward Taylor Wasylk found the back of the net twice as the fourth-ranked Boston College women's ice team posted four unanswered goals in a 4-1 victory over No. 8 Northeastern on Friday night in Kelley Rink. Freshmen Alex Carpenter (1g, 1a) and Emily Field (2a) each contributed a two points in the Eagles' (8-3-1, 5-2-1 Hockey East) win over the Huskies (10-3-0, 5-2-0 Hockey East) that put BC atop the conference standings.
Boston College goaltender Corinne Boyles (8-3-1) was stellar once again, registering 29 saves to pick up the win over Florence Schelling (9-3-0), who made 35 of her own.
When Colleen Murphy's shot was knocked down by heavy traffic in front of the net, Katie MacSorley tallied the lone first period goal with a quick wrister at 13:39 for the early lead, 1-0.
The Eagles made their way to the locker room down by one, but utilized just 1:18 on the clock to get their equalizer. Sophomore forward Melissa Bizzari pushed the puck out to the point, where second-year defender Jackie Young found Wasylk in the slot for a one-timer that sounded the horn.
Nearly a minute later BC was whistled for checking, but continued to generate short-handed chances and set the tone for the rest of the game. The best came on a one-on-one for junior forward Kristina Brown, who beat the Northeastern defense down ice, but was denied by Schelling's left pad.
Carpenter put the Eagles up for good, 2-1, at 17:16 after freshman defender Emily Pfalzer sent a pass to Field along the wall at center ice the puck emerged for the North Reading, Mass., product to stick handle through the Husky defense and beat Schelling over the right shoulder from the left hash. The rookies have all recorded at least one point in the last three games.
An early third period goal from Wasylk signaled the start of much more physical play. Both sides were called for two penalties, but the minors overlapped to prevent either team from capitalizing on an advantage. Freshman Kate Leary won a puck sent into the Northeastern zone by sophomore defender Meagan Mange and the rookie connected with Wasylk for the score at 1:06 in the final stanza.
Junior forward Ashley Motherwell completed the scorecard at 14:14, finishing an opportunity from Carpenter and Fields, with her second goal of the year. The win pushed Boston College back on top of the Hockey East standings with 11 points.
The Eagles will travel to Quinnipiac on Tuesday, Nov. 22 for a 7 p.m. skate. BC will then host Princeton on Friday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m.