Four Early Goals Push No. 6 WIH Past UConn, 6-2
Feb. 12, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Three first-period goals spanning 40 seconds vaulted the sixth-ranked Boston College Women's Ice Hockey team past Connecticut, 6-2 on Sunday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Sophomore forward Taylor Wasylk recorded two goals and an assist, her second straight game with three points, and freshman forward Emily Field scored once and had an assist.
Junior goaltender Corinne Boyles made 26 saves to help the Eagles improve to 21-8-3, 13-4-2 Hockey East. Alexandra Garcia stopped 35 shots as the Huskies fell to 4- 21-7, 3-13-3.
Field and fellow freshman forward Kate Leary assisted Carpenter for the first goal of the game at 13:31. Nineteen seconds later, senior captain Danielle Welch, assisted by Caitlin Walsh and Meagan Mangene, put the Eagles up 2-0 over the Huskies.
At 14:11, Wasylk's first goal, assisted by senior captain Mary Restuccia and Ashley Motherwell, gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead. The Eagles had not scored two goals within a gap shorter than 29 seconds all season entering today's game.
Leary scored at 15:52 off passes by Field and Alex Carpenter to put the Eagles up 4-0 over the Huskies and Boyles rounded out the period with a total of 10 saves.
Boston College dominated the tempo for most of the second period, before UConn scored their first of two goals with 12 seconds left in the period. Emily Snodgrass and Maude Blain found Sami Evelyn at the top of the slot, landing a deflection in the upper-right corner.
The final period began with BC leading with a shots advantage of 24-21, but the Huskies scored 22 seconds in to make it a 4-2 game. An interference call on the Eagles reduced play to five on four before Maggie Walsh scored from the right circle.
Wasylk answered the Huskies' second goal, scoring on a breakaway assisted by junior defender Blake Bolden and Motherwell at 4:45 in the third period.
At 7:46, Field scored the final goal of the game, assisted by Mangene and Wasylk, to defeat the Huskies, 6-2, and complete the series sweep.
The Eagles conclude the regular-season with a two-game home stand against Vermont on Feb. 17-18. Both skates will be available for live stream through bceagles.com, in addition to having live stats provided through GameTracker.