Carpenter's Hat Trick Leads #2 Women's Hockey Past Providence
Feb. 19, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Alex Carpenter’s third hat trick of the season, including her 50th career goal, proved to be enough as the #2 women’s hockey team topped Providence 5-2 on Tuesday.
Corinne Boyles made 26 saves to improve to 19-3-0 this season while Sarah Bryant stopped 29 shots to fall to 10-10-4.
Each team came up empty in the first period on the power play as Carpenter drew only her fourth minor penalty of the season at 8:54. Boyles held strong early as she turned aside three Friars power play shots to keep the game even.
Carpenter tallied her 28th goal of the season with 1:29 remaining the period as she cleaned up a rebound from Melissa Bizzari’s tough angle shot to stake the Eagles to a 1-0 lead.
The teams came out firing in the second period with each team trading two goals apiece.
Emily Field (14th) extended the BC lead to 2-0 with a shorthanded goal at 3:53 but the Friars responded just 32 seconds later as Beth Hanrahan jammed a loose puck past Boyles.
Carpenter (29th) struck again at 12:36 as she hammered home a rebound off of Field’s breakaway bid to give BC their two-goal cushion once again. Providence answered back again just under four minutes later as Nicole Anderson finished off a rebound from Brittany Thunstrom at 16:24.
The Eagles began to salt the game away early in the third as Carpenter’s third goal of the goal 35 seconds in gave BC a two-goal cushion. The goal was Carpenter’s 30th of the season and third hat-trick of the year.
Dana Trivigno tallied her 13th goal of the season to conclude the scoring at 9:46.
Team Records: Providence 14-13-5; Boston College 24-5-2
Game Notes: Carpenter netted her 50th career goal in the second period … BC set a program record for goals in a season with their 144th tally of the season in the second period … Carpenter is now tied for the all-time single-season BC points record with 64 points …Blake Bolden now sits six points away from being the BC all-time scoring leader for defensemen …The Eagles swept the season series with the Friars by a combined score of 15-6 … Power Plays: Eagles: 0-3, Friars: 1-4 … final shots on goal were 34-28 in favor of BC.