STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team dropped a Hockey East contest at home to No. 4/5 Boston College, 3-1, at the Freitas Ice Forum on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies fell to 3-16-7 overall and 2-8-3 in league play, while the Eagles improved to 18-6-2 and 11-2-2.
BC junior Ashley Motherwell scored the lone goal of the first period at the 11:45 mark.
UConn nearly tied the game, seven minute into the second, when freshman Kayla Campero (Wallingford, Conn.) got a breakaway and beat the Boston College goalie, but pinged the puck off the crossbar. The Huskies did eventually tie the game at 1-1, shorthanded, as freshman Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) put a shot on goal and sophomore Jocelyn Slattery (Hugo, Minn.) rushed to the net for the put back.
Less than two minutes later, the Eagles regained the lead, while on the power play. Sophomore defenseman Jackie Young blasted a shot on net that was turned away by UConn senior goaltender Alexandra Garcia (Point-Claire, Que.), but deflected off a skate back into the crease and was knocked into the goal by freshman Emily Field.
At the 14:27 mark of the second, Boston College added some insurance on a goal by senior Danielle Welch.
Garcia totaled 28 saves in net for the Huskies, while redshirt-junior Corinne Boyles stopped 27 for the Eagles.
For the game, BC outshot UConn 31-28, but the Connecticut offense was the more active third period team, outshooting Boston College, 14-6.
The Huskies return to action for a home-and-home series with Providence next Saturday and Sunday.