Junior forward Mary Restuccia registers three assists for Eagles

Junior forward Mary Restuccia had three assists for the Eagles

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team were defeated by #6 Boston College by the score of 6-1 on Saturday evening at Alfond Arena. The loss drops Maine to 9-9-4 and 3-4-2 in Women's Hockey East action while Boston College improves to 13-3-4 and 7-1-2 in league play. Myriam Croussette (Bair-Comeau, Quebec) notched the lone goal for the Black Bears, her ninth of the season.

Andrea Green got the scoring started when she notched her second goal of the season 3:56 into the first period with a wrap around that she was able to stuff past Maine goaltender Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.)

The Eagles would add two more goals in the first period to extend their lead to 3-0, heading into the first intermission. Taylor Wasylik scored the second goal for Boston College when she tipped in a Blake Bolden shot for the power play goal. Kelli Stack added her 22nd goal of the season when she skated in alone and beat Ott.

The Black Bears would cut the lead to 3-1 when Croussette scored 16:49 into the second period. Ashley Norum (Fairbanks, Alaska) started the play for Maine when she passed the puck out of the Maine zone to Missy Denk (Poplar Grove, Ill.). Denk would skate the puck over center ice and carry it into the right circle in the Eagle's zone. Denk and Croussette would break in on a 2-on-1 advantage before Denk flicked a pass into the slot where Croussette controlled the puck and flicked a backhand, top shelf shot over Molly Schaus's left shoulder.

Boston College would add a goal in the final two minutes of the second period when Ashley Motherwell scored her fourth of the season to bring the Boston College lead to 4-1.

Just 22 seconds into the third period, Wasylk would add her second goal of the contest. Danielle Doherty would finish the scoring for the Eagles with her second goal of the season 16:47 into the third period to give Boston College the 6-1 victory.

Ott made 26 saves in the contest including many highlight reel saves in point blank situations. Her record falls to 7-8-3 while Schaus picks up the win after making 16 stops. Her record improves to 13-1-2.

The Eagles held the advantage in shots as they outshot Maine 32-17. The Black Bears finished the game 0-2 on the power play while Boston College was 3-7.

Maine returns to action when it travels to Northeastern on Jan. 15 for a WHEA contest. Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.