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.
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.