Nov. 16, 2012
BOSTON - Freshman Haley Skarupa's goal and three assists paved the way for the No. 5/6 women's hockey team (5-3-2. 4-2-1 WHEA) to defeat No. 8/9 Northeastern (8-2-2, 4-2-1 WHEA) 6-4 on Friday night. Corinne Boyles and Megan Miller split time in net with Boyles getting credit for the victory, her fourth of the season.
Casey Pickett scored twice for the Huskies, her 10th and 11th goals of the season in the loss. Kelsey O'Sullivan made 16 saves in relief of Chloe Desjardins.
The Eagles jumped on the Huskies right from the opening faceoff as they netted four goals in the first period. Alex Carpenter (8) ripped a shot over goaltender Chloe Desjardins' shoulder at 3:55 on assists from Melissa Bizzari and Haley Skarupa. Dana Trivigno notched her fourth of the year as she cleaned up a rebound at 6:57 and Kristina Brown (3) followed up just over a minute later to give BC a 3-0 lead. Northeastern used their lone timeout of the game to regroup and stop the bleeding. The Huskies were able to generate some pressure on Corinne Boyles but she held strong until Carpenter (9) tallied her second of the game at 14:24. NU got on the board at 18:40 as Kelly Wallace jammed home a rebound past Boyles to cut the deficit to 4-1. BC outshot NU 13-10 over the first 20 minutes.
Northeastern took a power play into the second period and quickly converted as Rachel Llanes poked in a loose puck 26 seconds into the period. Katie Leary (4) answered for the Eagles at 5:35 on assists from Taylor Wasylk
and Meagan Mangene
. Casey Pickett got NU back in it with her 10th
goal of the season to make it 5-3. Megan Miller
replaced Corinne Boyles
and stopped all seven shots she saw over the final 10 minutes of the period. Haley Skarupa
(6) gave BC some insurance as she circled the zone and fired a shot between the legs of Kelsey O'Sullivan at 14:51. O'Sullivan replaced star goaltender Chloe Desjardins after 25 minutes of play. Shots on goal after two periods: BC 31, NU 22.
Defense reigned supreme in the third period as both teams were able to cut down on the scoring opportunities. Casey Pickett scored her second goal of the game for the Huskies at 12:10 but that was the closest the Huskies got as the game ended with a final score of 6-4.
Notes: Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to eight games (9-7-16) ... the Eagles power play goal streak ended at five games ... BC extends their winning streak at Matthews Arena to four games ... Power Plays: Eagles 0-1, Huskies 1-2 ... final shots on goal: 38-28 in favor of the Eagles.
The Eagles will return to Kelley Rink on Sunday at 2pm for the back end of the home-and-home with Northeastern.