Oct. 31, 2012
BOSTON - The No. 8 Boston College women's ice hockey team (3-3-0, 2-2-0 Hockey East) exploded for seven goals, their most since 2007, en route to a 7-1 win over No. 3 Boston University (7-2-0, 3-1-0- WHEA) Wednesday night.
Alex Carpenter recorded her first hat trick and a career best five points while Blake Bolden recorded a career best four assists for the Eagles. Megan Miller made 32 saves and recorded her first collegiate victory.
BC had the better of the chances early and cashed in at the 4:47 mark as Taylor Wasylk (1st) finished off her own rebound after being sprung on a partial breakaway by Blake Bolden. The goal marked Wasylk's 30th goal and 50th point of her career. The Terriers put 15 shots on sophomore goaltender Megan Miller but she was up to the task stopping every one, including some marquee bids from BU. Shots were 15-14 in favor of BU after 20 minutes of play.
Lexi Bender was sent off for holding at 3:32 of the second period for the Eagles but Alex Carpenter was sent in on a breakaway by Haley Skarupa and she beat Kerrin Sperry with a backhand deke at 3:52. Emily Field (2nd) made it 3-0 just five minutes later as she re-directed a Blake Bolden slap pass on the power play and Carpenter (4th) notched her second goal of the game at 10:43. The Terriers got on the board late in the period as Marie-Philip Poulin put back a rebound past Megan Miller at 17:25. Shots after two periods: BU 30, BC 25.
It didn't take long to put the exclamation point on her first career hat trick as Alex Carpenter (5th) buried a rebound on the power play to extend BC's lead to 5-1. Meghan Grieves added her second goal of the season at 6:37 and Kristina Brown notched her second of the season at 12:33 to put the Eagles up 7-1. Final shots on goal: 36-33 in favor of BC.
Notes: Wasylk's five shots on goal in the first period eclipsed her season high in shots for an entire game (4) ... Megan Miller stopped 32 shots for the Eagles while Kerrin Sperry stopped 23 for the Terriers.... Carpenter's five points was the most by an Eagle since Dru Burns' four point game against Princeton last November ... BC improves to 24-14-3 all-time against the Terriers. ... Power Plays: Eagles 2-5, Terriers 0-3.