Sunday, February 17, 2008
STACK LIFTS BOSTON COLLEGE PAST MAINE IN OVERTIME, 2-1
Sophomore Kelli Stack scores both Eagle goals
ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine Women's Ice Hockey team dropped a game Sunday afternoon against Boston College by a score of 2-1. Maine fell to 4-23-3 and 3-11-3 in Hockey East while Boston College improved to 12-12-6 and 7-8-2 in Hockey East. Maine goaltender Genevieve Turgeon set yet another school record in the game. The game was her 67th career game played. First place was previously held by Amanda Cronin who played 66 games from 1998-2002.
In the first period, Maine got on the board first. On the power play, senior Kim Meagher and sophomore Elyce Thomas passed it back and forth just inside the blue line. Thomas then let one rip that hit the post and went into the net. Her fourth goal of the season was scored with 6:57 remaining in the period. Maine outshot BC 8-3 in the period.
In the second period, BC put the teams back on level terms. Kelli Stack found the back of the net on the power play with 7:15 remaining in the period. Her 16th goal of the season was assisted by Katelyn Kurth. BC outshot Maine in the period 16-4.
In the third period, the teams went back and forth. The Eagles put on a lot of pressure but the Black Bears stayed resilient. The Eagles outshot Maine 21-5 in the period.
In overtime, Kelli Stack finished off the Black Bears. Deborah Spillane passed it up the ice to Meghan Fardelmann who then left it for Stack. Stack skated in front of the goal. She got Maine goaltender Genevieve Turgeon to bite on the deke and then put it past her for the winner. Her 17th goal of the season was scored with 1:33 left in overtime. Teams were even on shots in the final frame 3-3.
Maine goaltender Genevieve Turgeon totalled 41 saves in the game. Boston College goaltender Molly Schaus tallied 19 saves. Turgeon went to 4-15-3 on the season while Schaus went to 12-12-6. Maine was 1-for-7 on the power play while Boston College went 1-for-4.
Maine will next travel to Storrs, Conn. this coming weekend to take on the UConn Huskies for a two-game set.