No. 6 WIH Defeats Providence, 8-6
Nov. 1, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Haley Skarupa and junior Kate Leary each scored two goals, and six different Eagles scored as No. 6 Boston College women’s ice hockey team held on to win 8-6 over Providence College at Schneider Arena on Friday night.
The Friars opened the scoring at 5:03 of the first period with a goal from Rebecca Morse. BC tied the game 1:37 later with a goal from Danielle Doherty, her first goal of the season and the fourth of her career. Providence entered the first intermission with a 2-1 lead after Beth Hanrahan buried the puck in the net at 16:41 of the opening stanza.
The Eagles broke out in the second period with five consecutive goals. Haley Skarupa started it off and knotted up the score with a power play tally at 7:15. Kristyn Capizzano scored her third goal of the year at 9:29 of the second period to give BC a 3-2 lead, it was the first time the Eagles led in the game. Skarupa then scored her second goal of the game at 13:40. The goal marked her conference-leading ninth of the season. Leary and Andie Anastos added goals of their own to give BC a 6-2 lead heading into the final period.
Haley Frade scored the first goal of the third period at 5:25 for Providence to make the score 6-3, but Lexi Bender stretched it out once again to a four goal difference with her second goal of the season at 10:27 to give BC a 7-3 lead.
The Friars had a fury of goals at the end of the game, scoring three times in the last two minutes of the contest to pull within one with just under 30 seconds to play in the game. Leary secured the victory for the Eagles with an empty-net goal, her second of the game, to settle the score at 8-6.
Megan Miller entered the game in the second period for Corinne Boyles and made 18 saves in 39:55, improving to 2-0-0 on the season. Sarah Bryant played the first two periods for the Friars and made 19 saves. She falls to 0-2-0 in defeat.
Game Notes: Emily Pfalzer and Lexi Bender were both +4 on the game. Haley Skarupa (2-2-4) and Lexi Bender (1-3-4) each notched four points on the game. PC led BC 33-30 in shots. Boston College was 2-6 on the power play, Providence was 4-8.