HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Boston College women's ice hockey team made an impact in its first game of the season, topping Colgate 4-0 for the Eagles' first win. Freshmen Taylor Wasylk and Melissa Bizzari scored their first collegiate goals, while Kristina Brown tallied her first goal of the season.
Wasylk started the Eagles' offensive effort at 15:18 when she found the back of the net for her first collegiate goal. Wasylk's goal came on a power play, assisted by Kelli Stack and fellow freshman Danielle Doherty.
The Eagles didn't score again until the third period, when Bizzari put her own goal home, assisted by Caitlin Walsh and Ashley Motherwell.
Bizzari's goal broke open the score as two more followed. Kristina Brown scored at 13:06, assisted by Danielle Welch and Mary Restuccia, then Bizzari registered a second goal at 13:54 off a pass from Walsh.
Molly Schaus made a triumphant return between the pipes for BC with 29 saves. Tonight's win is Schaus' 18th career shutout.
The Eagles outshot the Raiders 35-29.
Boston College will travel to Syracuse next for a 4:00 p.m. against the Orange on Saturday, October 9.
Game Notes: Senior captains Kelli Stack and Molly Schaus made their first starts since the 2008-09 season...they join the team this season after a year-long hiatus spent playing for Team USA...freshman Danielle Doherty tallied her first collegiate assist on Wasylk's goal...this is the Eagles' fifth win against Colgate...they lead the all-time series 5-0-1.