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Women's Hockey Defeats Maine, 4-1

Megan Miller earned her fourth win of the season.

Megan Miller earned her fourth win of the season.

Feb. 15, 2014

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ORONO, Maine – Four different Eagles scored a goal, senior Jackie Young notched two assists and junior goaltender Megan Miller stopped 18 shots to lead No. 7 Boston College to a 4-1 victory over Maine Saturday afternoon.

BC controlled the puck for most of the first period and dominated possession throughout the frame. Despite keeping the disc in the offensive zone for the majority of the first 20 minutes, the Eagles were unable to get on the board and entered the first intermission with a scoreless tie and a slim 10-to-9 advantage in shots.

Kate Leary started off a three-goal second period with her seventh tally of the season at 2:55 of the middle stanza. Taylor Wasylk hit Leary with a pass down the middle of the ice, leading her on a breakaway behind Maine’s defensemen. Leary slid the puck from forehand to backhand and flipped a shot over Maine Goaltender Meghann Treacy’s shoulder and into the net to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Haley McLean doubled the lead at 12:23 of the second period when she pulled the puck out of a skirmish in front of the net and pocketed it into the goal for her fourth lamp lighter of the season. Lexi Bender and Young assisted on the goal.

Three minutes later, the Eagles took a 3-0 lead with Haley Skarupa’s 19th goal of the season. Skarupa skated the puck down the left side of the ice, keeping the disc far from her skates and maintaining control by using her body to keep defenders away, and positioned herself right in front of the crease where she slid the puck under Tracy’s pads and into the net.

The Black Bears responded with a goal of their own two minutes later when Kayla Kaluzny scored on a shot from the slot at 17:20 of the third period, making the score 3-1. The goal marked Kaluzny’s second of the year, and was the only shot on net by the Black Bears in the middle frame.

Maine looked to pull within one late in the third period when Audra Richards got behind the BC defense for a breakaway, but Megan Miller was there to turn aside the wrist shot from the right faceoff dot , preserving the two-goal lead.

Emily Field concluded the scoring with 34 seconds remaining in the third period when she intercepted a Black Bear pass in the neutral zone and threw the puck into the empty net to settle the score at 4-1.

Both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play.

BC had a 24-to-19 advantage in shots in the contest.

Miller stopped 18 shots and improves to 4-0-1. Treacy made 20 saves in 59:38 and falls to 3-15-3.

Boston College (22-5-3, 15-2-1 WHEA) will face off against Maine again tomorrow at the Alfond Arena at 2 p.m. 

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