Oct. 20, 2012
Durham, N.H. – The No. 4 Boston College women’s ice hockey dropped a 4-3 decision to the UNH Wildcats Saturday at the Whittemore Center.
The Wildcats jumped up to a 1-0 lead at the 11:11 mark on a goal by Alexis Crossley but the Eagles responded two minutes later with freshman Dana Trivigno’s first collegiate goal on a feed by Blake Bolden. The teams played to a deadlock for the remaining of the period with Megan Miller making 10 saves for the Eagles and Vilma Vaattovaara making seven saves for the Wildcats.
BC controlled the play in the second period, outshooting the Wildcats 17-7. Meghan Grieves scored her first collegiate goal on an assist from Ashley Motherwell and Trivigno added her second of the game to put the Eagles up 3-1 at the 7:10 mark. Haley Skarupa registered her first collegiate point with the assist on Trivigno’s goal. The Wildcats cut the deficit to one with a goal from Kristine Horn at 13:10. The Eagles held a 25-18 shots advantage after 40 minutes.
UNH took control in the third period with goals a minute apart by Sara Carlson and Alexis Crossley’s second of the game. Crossley’s goal came on the power play with Kaliya Johnson whistled off for holding. BC furiously tried to net the equalizer but Vaattovaara was equal to the task to give the Wildcats the win.
Sophomore goaltender Megan Miller made 20 saves in the loss while Vaattovaara made 32 saves for her third victory of the season.
Skarupa lead BC with eight shots on goal … Power Plays: Eagles 0-1, Wildcats 1-1.
The Eagles return to action on Sunday at Conte Forum against the Wildcats at 2pm.