Hamden, Conn. - No. 8 Boston College notched its third win of the season, beating Quinnipiac, 4-2, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the TD Banknorth Sports Center. The Eagles are now 3-0-0, while the Bobcats drop to 1-1-0.
The Eagles did not take long to get on the board. Sophomore Allie Thunstrom netted her second goal of the season 3:25 into the first period to make the score 1-0.
Sophomore Kelli Stack scored her first point of the season by scoring the second goal of the contest in the 14th minute of the first period. Stack's goal came on the first Eagles' power play of the game. It was the first time this season the team has scored on a power play opportunity. Junior Maggie Taverna recorded her third assist on the play.
BC did not let up the scoring, notching two more goals in the second period. Thunstrom tallied her second goal of the game on one of the Eagles' three power play opportunities 7:35 in the period.
Junior Becky Zavisza scored her first goal of the season 55 seconds before time expired in the period. Senior captain Cristin Stuart and freshman Katelyn Kurth recorded the assists on the goal, marking Stuart's first of the season and Kurth's second.
While the Eagles were unable to score in the last third of the game, the Bobcats cut the score in half by notching two goals before time ran out. Erica Bolognino scored an unassisted goal 10:29 into the period on a Quinnipiac power play. Nicolette Leone netted the only other Bobcat goal one minute later on an assist by Trudy Reyns. QU pulled goalie Jamie Miller with 2:13 left in the contest to try to add their total, but was unsuccessful.
BC finished the day taking 26 shots to QU's 23. Sophomore goaltender Molly Schaus made 21 saves, while Miller recorded 22. The Eagles were 2-5 on power plays, while the Bobcats were 1-3.
Boston College travels to Princeton, N.J. to take on the Tigers on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.