Thursday, October 25, 2007
NEW HAMPSHIRE UPENDS BOSTON COLLEGE, 4-1
Freshman Jenn Wakefield has two goals and assists for Wildcats
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - No. 7 Boston College lost its first game of the season to Hockey East foe New Hampshire, 4-1. The Eagles have a 3-1-1 overall record, while the Wildcats improve to 4-1-0. Four of the five goals scored in the game came in the first half.
New Hampshire started the scoring early, notching a goal on a power play 3:47 into the first period. Sophomore Kelly Paton dished to junior Sam Faber, who nailed freshman Jennifer Wakefield in the center of the ice. Wakefield's shot hit the upper right corner of the cage to give UNH a 1-0 lead.
The Eagles evened the score 10 minutes later. Junior Maggie Taverna carried the puck up the ice and fired a shot from the right side, past freshman goaltender Kayley Herman. Taverna's first goal of the season made the score 1-1.
The Wildcats regained the lead four minutes later. Faber tallied her second point of the game on a pass from Wakefield. Faber gathered the loose puck and dished to Wakefield, who was positioned in the left circle. She returned the puck to Faber for the score.
It took UNH one minute to net its third goal of the game. Senior Sadie Wright-Ward fired a shot, which senior Leah Craig deflected past Schaus to make the score 3-1.
Sophomore goalie Molly Schaus stopped eight shots to Herman's six. The Wildcats outshot the Eagles, 11-7, and were able to convert their only power play and kill the Eagles' one attempt.
Neither team scored in the second period and shots were almost even. New Hampshire had a slight 9-8 advantage.
The Wildcats were able to score their fourth goal in the 16th minute of the third period. Wakefield dished to Paton, who gave it right back. Wakefield then juked past the defender and netted the final goal of the game.
Schaus recorded 24 saves in the loss and Herman tallied 18. New Hampshire converted one of three power plays, while the Eagles were 0-3.
The Eagles take the ice again against Maine on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.