BC goalie Abigail Levy made 45 saves, but the Eagles could not getting anything going on offense and were knocked out of the tourney.
Barnes poked the puck past Friars goalie Sandra Abstreiter with 2:!5 to play, giving the Eagles a 2-1 victory.
Boston College women’s hockey netted two goals in the second frame but fell to Providence 3-2.
After losing a plethora of talent, including two Olympians and a trio of elite forwards, head coach Katie Crowley and the Eagles are aiming to overcome lower expectations ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
A second period goal from Hadley Hartmetz lifted the Eagles past the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association on Saturday afternoon.