Chestnut Hill, Mass. - No. 8 Boston College won its home opener by shutting out Colgate, 3-0, on Friday, Oct. 12. The Eagles improve to 2-0-0, while the Raiders drop their first game of the season.
The first period was a hard-fought battle between the two teams. The Eagles were able to get on the board in the last seconds before the buzzer went off. At the 19-minute mark, there was a scramble in front of the Raiders' net, but freshman Katelyn Kurth was able to gain control to pass junior Meghan Fardelmann. Fardelmann took a shot on goal and senior captain Deborah Spillane tipped the puck past Colgate goaltender Elayna Hamashuk for the first score of the game. Kurth recorded her first collegiate point, while Fardelmann tallied her first assist of the season. Spillane’s goal marked her first of the season.
The Eagles increased their lead in the seventh minute of the second period. They won a face-off in front of the Colgate goal and junior Maggie Taverna got off a quick pass to Spillane, who shot the puck to Fardelmann right in front of the net. Fardelmann scored her second goal of the season and recorded her third point. Taverna notched her second assist.
BC did not let up, and scored again before the buzzer sounded to end the second period. Senior Colleen Harris took the puck behind the net, spun the defenseman around and fired to sophomore Allie Thunstrom. Thunstrom's shot was tipped in by junior Becky Zavisza, who was positioned in front of the net. Harris and Zavisza both recorded their first point of 2007-08, while Thunstrom tallied her third.
Neither team was able to score in the third period and Boston College gave Katie King her first home win as the head coach.
Hamashuk recorded 21 saves in the game, while sophomore Molly Schaus stopped 27 shots to record her first shutout of the season. Neither team was able to capitalize on powerplays, as the Raiders were 0-1 and the Eagles were 0-3. BC outshot Colgate, 27-24.
Boston College plays again on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Quinnipiac at 3 p.m.