The Week in Women’s Hockey: December 2-9

Sammy Davis takes on a BC defender on Friday night. Photo by Caroline Fernandez.

The Boston University women’s hockey went into last weekend having not played a game in two weeks. After the break, ninth-ranked BU picked up right where it left off with its winning ways.

Over the weekend, the Terriers swept then-No. 8 Boston College (11-6-2, 10-5-1 Hockey East) in a home-and-home doubleheader. The Battle of Comm Ave first stopped at Walter Brown Arena Friday night, where two Terriers potted their first goals of the season.

Sophomore forward Emma Wuthrich opened the scoring for the Terriers, knocking in a rebound created by freshman defenseman Nadia Mattivi’s shot, notching her first goal of the season 13:02 into the opening period.

Just over five minutes later, sophomore forward Mackenna Parker redirected a shot from senior defenseman Alexandra Calderone past goaltender Maddy McArthur for her first goal the season after recording just four points in 16 games prior.

“I think against BC, having my first goal of the season even more special,” said Parker. “Once I get the first one, the floodgates open and I keep going.”

The Terriers carried the momentum into the second period, scoring three goals to extend their lead to 5-0 before Parker tacked on another in the third. With senior forward Sammy Davis, junior forward Jesse Compher and sophomore forward Courtney Correia providing the middle scores, BU kept the Eagles silent as Corinne Schroeder earned her second shutout of the season in the 6-0 win.

“She’s so good and we are always cheering her on,” said Parker about Schroeder. “She’s always making those huge saves that make or break a game.”

Saturday afternoon, Schroeder and the Terriers completed the sweep against the Eagles, victorious 2-1 at BC’s Conte Forum.

After Friday’s game, head coach Brian Durocher mentioned that his team had to “remember the little things” and not what the score was from that night’s game when going into the second half of the home-and-home series. The Terriers did just that, as Davis got BU up and running in the second period and senior defender Abby Cook provided the game-winner with 7:32 to play. Compher recorded her 100th career point with an assist on Cook’s score.

Schroeder made 25 saves in the victory, completing the weekend with just one goal against. For her efforts, Schroeder was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, having allowed just one goal in her last 179:54 of time between the pipes.

After the successful weekend set, BU leapfrogged BC in the national polls, advancing to eighth while the Eagles fell to ninth.

Entering the holiday break now, BU will be off until January 4, 2020, when the Terriers will take on the University of Maine in a two-game series at Walter Brown Arena.

2 thoughts on “The Week in Women’s Hockey: December 2-9”

  1. Good job BU Women’s Ice Hockey! So proud after we beat BC in a blowout and then in a low scoring game too. I would love to see us play at Agganis in the 2020 Frozen Four. This distinct possibility should motivate the ladies even more!

    • You’re right Glenn, hosting the tournament definitely gives even more of an incentive for the BU women to get there. They’re certainly heading the right direction!

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