Feb. 4, 2014
BU Game Notes
Feb. 4 - Harvard vs. Northeastern (5 p.m.): Live Video, Live Stats
Feb. 4 - Boston College vs. Boston University (8 p.m.): Live Video, Live Stats
BOSTON COLLEGE IN THE BEANPOT
No. 7 Boston College will face off against crosstown rival Boston University on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the semifinal round of the Beanpot Tournament before taking on Harvard or Northeastern on February 11. The Eagles have won four Beanpot championships, all of which have come in the last eight years. BC last won the title in 2011, which was the last year it hosted the tournament. The Eagles made it to the championship game last season, but fell to Northeastern 4-3 as the Huskies won their second consecutive title and tournament-leading 16th overall. BC has a 29-37-1 all-time record in the Beanpot Tournament.
BC vs. BU
Boston College is 4-5-1 in its last 10 games against the Terries. The two Comm. Ave teams have only matched up once this season, resulting in a 4-1 Eagles victory on January 8. In its first game back from a month-long break, BC got up to an early 2-0 lead in the first period thanks to goals by Dana Trivigno and Andie Anastos, and was able to ride the momentum to a key Hockey East victory. The Eagles are 17-7-1 all time against the Terriers in the Beanpot.
SCOUTING THE TERRIES
Boston University is 18-8-1 overall and holds a conference record of 11-5-0, good for second place behind BC. The Terriers are just 4-5-0 since the break after losing a season-high four games in January. Sarah Lefort leads the scoring attack for the Terriers and ranks tied for fifth in the country in points per game (1.44), second in goals per game (.78) and first in game-winning goals (7). BU ranks second in the conference behind BC in scoring offense (3.07 goals/game) and scoring defense (2.41 goals/game).
Boston College enters the Beanpot tournament with a 10-game unbeaten streak (8-0-2) dating back to Nov. 16. The Eagles have also won six straight games overall and are 11-0-1 in the last 12 Hockey Easy games. BC's longest unbeaten streak is 18 games, and the longest win streak is 13 games. Freshman Andie Anastos is currently riding a six-game point streak and has eight points (2-6-8) in that span.
Sophomore Haley Skarupa returned to action Feb. 1 after missing four games due to injury and scored two goals in the team's 5-0 victory over Providence in her first game back. She leads the Eagles with 28 points and ranks 13th in the nation with 1.27 points per game.
BOY OH BOYLES
Goaltender Corinne Boyles has won six straight games in net and boasts a 16-4-2 record overall. The Wheaton, Ill. native leads Hockey East in goals against average (1.74), save percentage (.939) and winning percentage (.773). She powered the Eagles to an undefeated January (6-0-1) and was named conference goaltender of the month for her efforts. Boyles ranks second all time at Boston College with 2,810 career saves.