BU tops No. 15 North Dakota, 3-1

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Boston University opened a weekend series against 15th-ranked North Dakota Friday night with a 3-1 victory before 3,882 at Agganis Arena. It was the second straight victory for BU (6-6-0), which is 6-2-0 at home this season.

The teams play again Saturday night at Agganis in North Dakota’s only East Coast trip of the season. The teams split a two-game set in North Dakota last season.

BU took 16 shots to North Dakota’s 12 as the Terriers repeatedly charged to the net. In the first 10 games of the season, BU scored only four first-period goals.

“When you’ve got a two-game weekend, it’s always nice to get the first one under your belt,’’ said BU coach David Quinn, “and I thought we were pretty thorough from start to finish.

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