BOSTON, Mass. - The Providence College women’s hockey team was defeated by Boston University, 5-1. Three first period goals lifted the Terriers over the Friars. Providence drops to 8-16-1 (4-10-1 WHEA) and Boston University improves to 15-9-2 (12-4-2 WHEA).
Senior goaltender Allie Morse (Cottage Grove, Minn.) started in net for the Friars. The game marked her first start since Oct. 25, 2015.
Boston University scored two quick goals, just over three minutes into the period. First, Alexis Crossley knocked one in, and then Rebecca Russo eight seconds later.
The Friars responded with a power play goal at 10:26. Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) put home a shot along the goal line after receiving the puck from Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) and Lexi Romanchuk (San Jose, Calif.).
The Terriers struck nearly 20 seconds later, with a goal from Rebecca Leslie, to extend their lead to 3-1.
Boston University tallied a fourth goal at the 12:44 minute mark of the second period, with a goal from Victoria Bach.
The Terriers opened the third period with a shorthanded goal by Leslie, her second of the game.
Morse finished the game with 31 saves and Providence registered 21 shots.
The teams will conclude the home-and-home series on Jan. 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena. The game will be the Friars’ Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer game.
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