Dec. 4, 2011
Orono, Maine - Junior defenseman Blake Bolden broke a scoreless tie at 18:32 in the third period to help the No. 4 Boston College women's ice hockey team complete a weekend sweep of Maine, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon in Alfond Arena.
"We played really well this weekend," Head Coach Katie King Crowley stated. "We had lots of scoring opportunities and just never gave up. It was great to see them play this way, not only in this win tonight, but yesterday's as well."
Junior goalkeeper Corinne Boyles earned her third shutout of the season behind 18 saves, as the Eagles improved to 12-4-1, 7-2-1 in the Hockey East. With the sweep, BC moved into a tie atop the conference standings with Northeastern, who have both tallied 15 points in league play through 10 games.
In a game which saw 10 penalties, the Eagles dominated possession. A hitting after the whistle call reduced play to 4-on-4 with just over two minutes to play in the final stanza.
Moments later, senior captain Mary Restuccia found defender Meagan Mangene at the top of the point. The sophomore ripped a shot that Bolden was able to deflect past Ott for the game-winner.
Bolden's goal moved her career total to 16 and was her 42nd point, third and sixth most ever by an Eagles defenseman. Restuccia's assist was the 94th point of her career, just six shy of becoming BC's eighth player to reach the centennial mark.
Boston College will host No. 7 Mercyhurst in two games next weekend. The first skate takes place on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The second puck drop is schedules for Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m., with a Skate with the Eagles event taking place immediately following the game.