The Eagles bring a spotless 7-0 record at Kelley Rink in the 53rd edition of the Battle for Comm Ave, with BU failing to win a game in four tries against them last season.
Caitrin Lonergan opened the scoring for the Eagles, while Megan Keller added two goals in the second period and Maddy McArthur made 16 saves to preserve the shutout for BC.
Caitrin Lonergan opened the scoring four minutes before the end of the first period, and Olivia Finocchario added her first career goal in the third frame to seal the victory for the Eagles.
Daryl Watts scored twice for the Eagles, but the Friars’ Christina Putigna responded with two goals of her own, including an empty-netter with just over a minute left that ended any chances of a BC comeback.
Last season, the Eagles dropped just five times all year—and one of those losses was to Connecticut in the Hockey East semifinals. BC didn’t leave much doubt in Friday’s rematch.
After a back-and-forth start, the Eagles asserted their position on top of the Hockey East table with a convincing win over an upstart Maine team that was picked to finish third in the conference.
For the 21st time in a row, BC knocked off Hockey East foe Vermont, running its all-time record against its New England neighbors to a remarkable 45-3-3.