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Saturday, January 6, 2007
BOSTON COLLEGE SHUTS OUT CLARKSON, 5-0
Deborah Spillane and Allie Thunstrom each post goal and two assists for BC

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Junior forward Deborah Spillane had a goal and two assists for the Eagles.
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Chestnut Hill, Mass.—Boston College women’s hockey (12-5-2) dominated Clarkson University Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink, winning 5-0. Freshman Molly Schaus earned her second shutout and stopped 26 shots while junior Deborah Spillane and freshman Allie Thunstrom each recorded three points.

Schaus, who came into this afternoon’s game with four straight games with 23 or more saves, made several early spectacular saves on open shots by Clarkson’s Ashley Shaidle and Amanda Dittmer.

The Eagles had their own scoring opportunities and capitalized late in the period when freshman Kelli Stack buried her second goal of the weekend behind Golden Knight goalie Stephanie Hansen at 18:30. Freshman Anna McDonald centered the puck while junior Erin Blood also earned an assist. Boston College outshot Clarkson, 10-8 in the first frame, and went 0-for-3 on the power play.

Midway through the second stanza, Spillane cleared the puck out to Thunstrom who skated up ice and took a hard shot from the point. Sophomore Becky Zavisza collected the rebound on the far side and beat Hansen to increase the Eagle lead to two goals. The second period was the only one in which Clarkson outshot Boston College, 10-9.

The Eagles put the game away with a three-goal third period. Spillane notched her eighth goal of the season less than two minutes into the frame with help from sophomore Stephanie Olchowski and Thunstrom. Junior Lee-J Mirasolo scored her first goal of the season after a Blood shot and Lauren Wiedmeier pass. With 59 seconds on the clock, Thunstrom tallied her fourth goal in as many games. Spillane and freshman Gabrielle Beaudry passed the puck up the ice for Thunstrom to carry it up the left wing and send a rocketing shot over Hansen’s left shoulder, off the far post and into the net.

The loss drops Clarkson to 14-7-2 and snaps its school-record eight-game win streak. Hansen finished the game with 27 saves. Neither team converted on special teams with Clarkson going 0-for-5 and Boston College going 0-for-4.

Boston College takes a two day rest before hosting Northeastern at Kelley Rink Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.


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