Allie Thunstrom has goal and assist for Eagles

Chestnut Hill, Mass.—Boston College (11-5-2) tied the sixth-ranked St. Lawrence women’s hockey team (14-5-2) Friday afternoon at Kelley Rink, 4-4. The Saints rallied back from a 2-4 deficit in the third period to tie the Eagles including the game-tying goal with 19 seconds left in regulation. Freshman Allie Thunstrom recorded a two-point game for the Eagles with a goal and an assist.

Seconds after an interference penalty on Boston College forward Deborah Spillane expired, Saint sophomore Carson Duggan fed the puck to classmate Lisa Batchelor to take advantage of the Eagles’ moment of transition and score the game’s first goal. Later in the period, the ice opened up when a couple of penalties created a 4 v. 4 situation. After taking a face-off on the Boston College offensive end of the ice, Spillane positioned herself in front of the net to receive Thunstrom’s pass and buried the equalizer at 17:29.

Boston College’s freshman Kelli Stack and St. Lawrence’s Carson Duggan each tallied goals to open the second period and tie the game at 2-2. The Eagles, however, scored two unanswered goals to go up 4-2 at the second intermission. Freshman Anna McDonald and Thunstrom scored even-strength goals at 14:02 and 19:56, respectively. Boston College outshot the Saints in the middle stanza, 11-6.

St. Lawrence rallied to tie the game at 4-4 in the second half of the final frame. During the power play, Alison Domenico received a pass from Chelsea Grills and took a shot from the point. Tara Akstull redirected the shot past Eagle netminder Molly Schaus. With under five minutes remaining, it seemed as though the Eagles were in the clear when they killed a Saint penalty, but with 19 seconds on the clock and an empty net behind them, St. Lawrence sent the game into overtime on a Marianna Locke goal from just inside the left face-off circle. Kerri Wallace earned the assist on the game-tying goal.

Boston College outshot St. Lawrence, 5-3, in overtime, and for the game, 33-32. The Saints went 1-for-7 on the power play while the Eagles went 0-for-5 with the extra skater. Schaus finished with 28 saves on the afternoon, including 14 in the third period. St. Lawrence’s goaltender, Meaghan Guckian, stopped 29 shots for the game.

The Eagles cap off their weekend on Saturday when they host Clarkson at Conte Forum at 2:00 p.m.