#5 Women's Hockey Edges St. Lawrence in Overtime, 4-3
Jan. 4, 2013
Canton, N.Y. – Alex Carpenter’s three points and Blake Bolden’s overtime tally propelled the #5 Eagles (13-3-2, 8-2-1) to a 4-3 win over St. Lawrence (11-8-1, 6-2-0) on Friday afternoon.
Corinne Boyles won her 11th straight decision while stopping 38 shots to improve to 11-1-0 this season. Carmen MacDonald made 36 saves in the loss for St. Lawrence to drop to 9-8-1.
Coming off a 6-0 win over #9 Northeastern on Thursday, the Saints were able to get on the board first on a goal by Kayla Raniwsky at 3:56. The Eagles assaulted the Saints goal for most of the first period and we were rewarded when Haley Skarupa (14) re-directed a Blake Bolden blast at 9:16 to knot the game at one. Alex Carpenter (13) gave BC the lead just 1:42 later as she backhanded home her own rebound past Saints netminder Carmen MacDonald. The Eagles continued their penalty killing hot streak as they killed off their second 5-on-3 disadvantage in as many games. Shots on goal after 20 minutes were even at 17 apiece.
St. Lawrence carried the play early in the second but Boyles continued her sharp play in goal and kept the Saints off the scoreboard despite three more power plays. Emily Pfalzer (3) scored her second goal in as many games to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead. Pfalzer took a feed from Alex Carpenter and circled the slot before beating MacDonald far side with a wrister at the 12:36 mark. Shots on goal after 40 minutes were 31-27 in favor of St. Lawrence.
The Saints cut the BC lead to 3-2 at the 25 second mark of the third on a goal by Abbey McRae and then netted the equalizer at 9:40 with a Kelly Sabatine tally. The Eagles stormed the St. Lawrence end for most of the third period but Carmen MacDonald frustrated BC with a multiple sparkling saves. Shots on goal after 60 minutes were 41-39 in favor of the Saints.
BC had the better of the play in overtime and were awarded when Blake Bolden’s (4) wrister from the point found its way past MacDonald to give the Eagles their ninth straight victory at 1:49 of the extra frame.
The Eagles will be back in action next Wednesday when they travel to Matthews Arena to take on #9 Northeastern at 7 p.m.
Notes: Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to 16 games (13-16-29) … BC has not lost since dropping a 3-2 decision to Minnesota-Duluth on October 25th … BC extends their unbeaten streak to 14 games (12-0-2) and their winning streak to nine games, which are good for the longest streaks in team history … Pfalzer scored for the second consecutive game … Carpenter, Bolden, Pfalzer, and Skarupa all had multi point games … BC won its first overtime game since 12/3/11 vs. Maine … Power Plays: Eagles 0-1, Saints 0-5 … final shots on goal were 41-40 in favor of St. Lawrence.