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Carpenter's Hat Trick Leads #2 Women's Hockey Past Providence

Feb. 19, 2013

Box Score

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.

Haley Skarupa and Emily Field also tallied multi-point games as BC’s 146 goals scored this season breaks their previous high of 143.

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.

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