No. 7 WIH Beats UConn, 6-2
Nov. 23, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Junior Emily Field and freshman Kristyn Capizzano each scored two goals and 10 different Eagles recorded a point as No. 7 Boston College defeated Connecticut, 6-2 Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink.
Capizzano gave BC a 1-0 lead at 19:27 of the first period with a power play goal as she skated across the crease, scooped up a rebound on Andie Anastos’ shot, and backhanded the puck into the net past the pads of UConn goaltender Elaine Chuli.
Jackie Young extended the Eagles’ lead to 2-0 with her first goal of the season at 4:16 of the middle stanza. Young took a feed from Meagan Mangene and blasted a low shot from just inside the blue line that hit the inside of the far post and ricocheted into the net.
The Huskies cut the lead in half with a goal from Sarah MacDonnell at 7:27 of the second period. Rachel Farrel got behind BC’s defense with the puck along the boards and found herself in a two-on-none situation as she slid a cross-ice pass to MacDonell who buried it in the net past Boyles’ glove.
Dana Trivigno regained the two goal lead when she picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone, skated through four UConn defenders, and lifted a shot from the inside edge of the circle into the net, beating Chuli glove side to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead at 18:00 of the middle frame.
Capizzano scored her second goal of the game at 3:22 of the third period and gave BC a 4-1 lead when she punched in a rebound off Kaliya Johnson’s initial shot.
The Huskies wouldn’t go away quietly and made the score 4-2 with Leah Buress’ power-play goal that she slid between Boyles’ pads from the goal line at 9:10 of the final stanza.
Field answered for the Eagles with a power-play goal of her own at 11:09, lifting a shot from the circle into the top corner of the net. She scored her second goal of the game just over three minutes later at 14:20 when she flipped in a rebound and settled the score at 6-2.
Boyles made 16 saves and improves to 8-3-0. Chuli stopped 48 shots and falls to 2-4-1.
BC was 2-3 on the power play, while UConn went 1-2 on the man advantage.
The Eagles will face off against the Huskies again tomorrow in an away game. Puck drops at 2 p.m.
Notes: Shots on goal – BC 54, UConn 18. Jackie Young scored her first goal of the season in the second period… Meagan Mangene and Emily Pfalzer each recorded their 40th career point in the game… Emily Field notched her 90th career point on her first goal.