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No. 5 WIH Falls to Boston Blades, 4-3

Skarupa recorded a goal and a team high five shots.

Skarupa recorded a goal and a team high five shots.

Oct. 13, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The No. 5 Boston College women's ice hockey dropped a tough 4-3 decision to the Boston Blades in an exhibition game on Saturday at Kelley Rink. 

The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno.  Trivigno put back a rebound over the shoulder of former Eagles netminder Molly Schaus to give BC a 2-0 lead at 18:10 of the first.  The teams were even after 20 minutes at eight shots apiece.

The Blades controlled much of the second period play with a 20-6 shot advantage and was able to cut the deficit to 2-1 on a goal by Hilary Knight at the 17:06 mark.  Shots were 28-14 in favor of the Blades after 40 minutes.

The Blades tied the game just nine seconds into the third period as Caitlin Cahow threw a shot on goal that took an odd bounce and eluded Miller to knot the game at 2.  Knight scored again at 5:33 and former Eagle Kelli Stack put the Blades up 4-2 just 1:11 later.  Kate Leary cut the deficit down to one for the Eagles as she hammered home a rebound of her own shot at 8:32.  BC mounted pressure in the final 10 minutes but couldn't score the equalizer.  The Eagles outshot the Blades 13-6 in the final stanza with the Blades holding a 34-27 overall shot advantage.

Sophomore goaltender Megan Miller made 30 saves in the loss while former Eagle Molly Schaus stopped 24 in the win for the Blades.

Notes: Stack led both teams with eight shots on goal ... Skarupa, Trivigno, and Meghan Grieves all registered their first points ... Power Plays: Blades 0-3, Eagles 0-2.

The Eagles return to action next Saturday as they travel up to Durham, N.H. for a Hockey East tilt against UNH.

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