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No. 7 WIH Rallies to Beat Northeastern, 3-2

Co-captain Meagan Mangene scores the game-winning goal.

Co-captain Meagan Mangene scores the game-winning goal.

Jan. 12, 2014

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BOSTON, Mass. - Meagan Mangene scored the game winning goal and fellow co-captain Corinne Boyles stopped 32 shots to help No. 7 Boston College come back from a 2-goal deficit and defeat Northeastern, 3-2 at Matthews Arena Sunday afternoon.

Katie MacSorley gave Northeastern a 1-0 lead at 8:58 of the first period when she skated down the left side of the ice on a breakaway and took a shot from the top of the left circle that found its way inside the far post. The goal marked MacSorley's team-leading 10th of the season.

The Eagles had a chance to knot the score at 13:18 of the opening stanza when Kristyn Capizzano and Lexi Bender broke free for a 2-on-1, but Capizzano fired a shot right into the chest of Northeastern netminder Chloe Desjardins, who held on to the puck to force a faceoff.

Bender had another opportunity to get the Eagles on the scoreboard at 18:01 of the first period when she used a couple dekes to skate through Northeastern's defense, but her back-handed bid on the goal mouth was denied by Desjardins.

The Huskies doubled their lead when Kelly Wallace slammed home a back-door feed from Paige Savage, who picked up her second assist of the game, putting Northeastern up 2-0 at 4:20 of the middle stanza.

The Eagles pulled within one exactly three minutes later with a power play goal from Emily Pfalzer. Lexi Bender and Pfalzer each had shots turned aside before Bender scooped up the loose puck, skated behind the net and threw it in front of the crease where Pfalzer was able to put a shot under Desjardins' pads and into the net inside the right post.

Boston College had several chances to even the score late in the second frame, but we unable to light the lamp again before the second intermission.  Haley McLean broke free in the slot with 3:12 remaining in the period, but her shot was turned aside by the pads of Desjardins. Meagan Mangene had her chance with 1:34 to go, but her one-timer on the back post went just wide of the open net.

The Eagles knotted the score at 2-2 after Bender fired a shot that bounced off Desjardins pads in front of the net where Capizzano lifted the puck over the netminder's stick for her seventh goal of the season.

BC goaltender Corinne Boyles made an outstanding save at 9:59 of the third period when she robbed Claire Santostefano by deflecting the puck wide with her outstretched glove as she was sprawled out on the ice in front of the net.

Meagan Mangene scored the game-winner on a shot from just inside the blue line that rang the top pipe and landed in the net, giving BC a 3-2 lead at 11:07 of the third stanza.

Boyles made 32 saves and improves to 10-4-2. Desjardins stopped 43 shots and falls to 7-11-2.

The Eagles were 1-for-4 on the power play while the Huskies went 0-for-4 on the man advantage. 

The Eagles (14-4-3, 9-1-1) host Vermont on Friday, Jan 17 and Saturday, Jan 18. Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m. for both games.

 

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