CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Freshmen Lexi Bender’s three assists and Dana Trivigno’s goal and assist paced No. 7 Boston College (4-3-1, 3-2-1 Hockey East) to a 6-1 win against Providence (6-4-1, 4-1-0 Hockey East) on Wednesday.
Corinne Boyles stopped 17 Friars shots en route to her third victory of the season, while Sarah Bryant stopped 32 for the Friars in the loss.
The action was back and forth in the early minutes of the first period as the teams skated the first four minutes without a stoppage in play. The Friars struck for the only tally of the period when Rebecca Morse scored her second goal of the season on a blast from the top of the circles over Corinne Boyles’ shoulder.
Sarah Bryant turned aside all 13 Eagles shots she faced in the first 20 minutes, while Boyles stopped seven of eight.
The teams were even through the first 10 minutes of the second period before the Eagles exploded for three goals in the final half of the period. Dana Trivigno buried a feed from Lexi Bender on the power play at 9:30, Alex Carpenter scored over Bryant’s shoulder on the power play at 14:14 and Emily Field hammered home a loose puck at the top of the crease at 18:15 to give BC a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Haley Skarupa opened the scoring in the third period as she put a shot from the right circle under the crossbar to extend the Eagles lead to 4-1 at the 25-second mark. Kate Leary added her third goal at 7:41, while Meghan Grieves concluded the scoring at 14:35 with her third goal of the season.