Sophomore Meghan Fardelmann scores fifth goal of the season

Chestnut Hill, Mass.—Sophomore Meghan Fardelmann recorded her fifth goal of the season and junior Deborah Spillane, back from an injury sustained back on September 29, notched her first goal of the season to rally back from a 2-0 deficit against the ninth-ranked Princeton Tigers (0-0-1) Friday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Tenth-ranked Boston College women’s ice hockey moves to 3-0-1 (1-0-0) on the season.

At 2:05 in the first period, Princeton’s Annie Greenwood passed the puck across Eagle goalkeeper Molly Schaus to Marykate Oakley who tapped the puck into the net from the right post. The Tigers increased their lead to two goals eight minutes later on Oakley’s second goal of the game. Laura Watt and Dina McCumber earned the assists. The Eagles, who went 1-for-10 on the power play for the game, got on the board for the first time at 12:08.

On the power play, Fardelmann pocketed the puck with help from freshmen Tracy Johnson and Kelli Stack. Schaus finished the first period with 12 saves, while Tiger goalie Kristen Young made four stops. A pair of late first period penalties began the second period with both teams down a player, which opened up the ice for Spillane. Sophomore Maggie Taverna started the puck back in Boston College’s end of the rink, passed it up to Spillane, who ricochet the puck beautifully off the top of the goal and into the net for the game-tying score. The Eagles continued to pressure the Tiger defense and peppered Young with 11 shots on goal.

There were a total of 21 shots on goal between both teams, but neither could net the gamewinner. Both Schaus and Young made excellent saves to preserve the 2-2 tie and force the overtime. In the overtime period, Young made six saves, while Schaus survived two quick, hard shots by Princeton’s Liz Keady and a flurry of activity in front of the crease. Schaus finished with 29 saves and Young stopped 30 shots on net.

Boston College will host Yale University Saturday afternoon in Kelley Rink at 2:00 p.m.