#3 Women's Hockey Upends #9/10 Northeastern, 6-2
Jan. 9, 2013
BOSTON - Sophomore forward Kate Leary's two goal effort, including the game-winning goal in the second period proved to be the difference as the #3 Eagles (14-3-2, 9-2-1) defeated #9/10 Northeastern (11-7-2, 5-5-1) on Wednesday night.
Corinne Boyles won her 12th straight decision while stopping 24 shots to improve to 12-1-0 this season. Chloe Desjardins made 20 saves in the loss for Northeastern to fall to 11-7-2.
The Eagles continued their momentum jumping off to a quick 2-0 lead just 6:26 into the game. Meagan Mangene (2) put home a rebound of a Taylor Wasylk shot at 4:15 and Alex Carpenter (14) buried a loose puck in the crease past Huskies netminder Chloe Desjardins on the power play. Both teams made a concerted effort to crash the net and it paid off for the Huskies with goals by Lucie Povova and Kelly Wallace that knotted the game at two. Shots on goal after 20 minutes of play were 9-8 in favor of Northeastern.
In a game dominated by gritty goals around the crease, it was only fitting that the lone goal of the period came off a bank shot from the behind the net off the stick of Kate Leary (8) at 1:56. Leary grabbed a loose puck behind the net and was able to bank it off of a Huskies defenseman to give BC a 3-2 lead. Corinne Boyles was able to stave off two Northeastern power plays and stopped all eight shots she faced in the middle frame to maintain the Eagles' lead. BC had a sparking chance midway through the period when Emily Field was sent in on a clean breakaway but Desjardins was up to the task to keep the Huskies in it. Shots on goal after 40 minutes were 22-16 in favor of BC.
After taking a big collision in the second period, Kate Leary bounced back to bury a shot from the slot for her second goal of the game at the 2:33 mark. Haley Skarupa (15) and Dana Trivigno (10) added goals late in the third as the Eagles recorded the 250th win in program history.
Notes: Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to 17-games (14-16-30) ... BC has not lost since dropping a 3-2 decision to Minnesota-Duluth on October 25th ... BC extends their unbeaten streak to 15-games (13-0-2) and their winning streak to 10-games, which are good for the longest streaks in team history ... Dru Burns has now recorded points in her last five games (0-7-7) ... Skarupa's 15 goals now lead the team ... Meagan Mangene recorded her first multi point game of the season ... Power Plays: Eagles 1-3, Huskies 0-4 ... final shots on goal were 36-26 in favor of BC
BC will return home this weekend with a conference tilt against Vermont on Saturday before hosting #4 Cornell on Sunday. Both games will face off at 2 p.m.