BOYLES AND SKARUPA LEAD BOSTON COLLEGE PAST PROVIDENCE, 5-0
Senior goaltender Corinne Boyles makes 23 saves and sophomore forward Haley Skarupa scores twice for Eagles
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass - Emily Field scored a goal to record her 100th career point, Haley Skarupa tallied two goals in her return from injury and Corinne Boyles stopped 23 shots to record her second shutout in four games as No. 7 Boston College defeated Providence, 5-0 Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink.
Skarupa lit the lamp first for the Eagles at 11:00 of the first period. Kaliya Johnson sent the puck up the ice along the left boards where Kristyn Capizzano dug it out and fed a pass to Skarupa who buried a low wrister from the top of the slot for her 15th goal of the season.
The Eagles had plenty of chances in the opening stanza and started the game with a purpose, more than tripling Providence's shots in the frame, 22-7. Dana Trivigno nearly scored in the opening minutes of the contest when she skated through three Friars but was stuffed on the doorstep by PC goaltender Sarah Bryant.
Field started off a three-goal second period by the Eagles when she split two Providence defenders to create her own breakaway and slid a backhanded shot under Bryant's pads to give BC a 2-0 lead. The goal marked her 12th tally of the season and 100th career point in her 100th career game.
Kate Leary continued the scoring streak for Boston College, redirecting a pass from Johnson in front of the net and into the goal for her sixth of the year. Skarupa netted her second goal of the game six minutes later when she roofed the puck from in front of the crease to give BC a 4-0 lead.
Providence had a chance to get on the board with 7:30 remaining in the middle stanza when Janine Weber had an open breakaway, but Boyles was there to make a sprawling save.
Dana Trivigno concluded the scoring in the game at 3:17 of the third period when she backhanded a shot from the inside edge of the left circle hit PC netminder Nina Riley's left pad and slid into the back of the net, giving the Eagles a 5-0 lead.
Boyles stopped 23 shots in 59:45 and improves to 16-4-2. Bryant stopped 27 shots in 40:00 and falls to 11-14-0. Riley made 14 saves for PC in the third period after replacing Bryant.
The Eagles went 1-for-5 on the power play. The Friars were 0-for-3 on the man advantage.
Boston College (19-4-3, 15-1-1) will have two days off before playing Boston University in the first round of the 36th annual women's Beanpot Tournament at Kelley Rink at 8 p.m.
Notes: The Eagles extended their unbeaten streak to 10 games (8-0-2) and their win streak to six with the victory. Freshman Andie Anastos extended her point streak to six game with an assist. Emily Field is the 10th member of the 100-point club at BC. BC women's hockey Alumni were recognized at the game in honor of Conte Forum's 25th anniversary. The game was part of Hockey East's Skating Strides program, which raises money for breast cancer foundations.