Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The No. 4/5 Boston College women's ice hockey team was topped by Maine, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at Kelley Rink. The Eagles (5-2-1, 2-1-1 Hockey East) lost their first league game this season to the Black Bears (6-4-0, 2-2-0 Hockey East), who received a hat trick from junior forward Brittany Dougherty.
Sophomore defender Jackie Young and junior Dru Burns each tallied two points for Boston College. Young, a native of Medford, Mass., scored the Eagles first goal of the game and assisted senior forward Danielle Welch's third period goal. Burns was credited with assists on both plays.
Dougherty beat Boyles over her right shoulder to open the scoring at 14:42 in the first. Freshman left-winger Tori Pasquariello sent a crossing pass to the right circle for her teammate to put through the BC defense and sound the horn.
Freshman Alex Carpenter and Burns worked the puck around on Young's power play goal that made things even, 1-1, heading into the first intermission, but senior center Dominique Goutsis put Maine back on top just before the seven-minute mark of the second period.
After Boston College was whistled for interference at 10:29, Dougherty increase the Black Bear lead by one, 3-1, with her send goal of the afternoon. Senior center Dawn Sullivan and senior left forward Myriam Croussette registered assists on the goal.
Two minutes into the third stanza, Sullivan and Crousette paired up again to assist freshman defender Brittney Huneke on her first goal of the season and extend Maine's advantage to three goals, 4-1.
At 3:57 in the third, senior center Danielle Ward pushed the puck up ice to her Dougherty, who skated through the defense and registered the third goal of day. Following a Maine hooking call a 10:09, Welch moved the Eagles one point closer, 5-2, to complete the scoring in Conte Forum.
Both sides netted two power play goals in four attempts and despite BC outshooting Maine, 33-16, Black Bear junior goaltender Brittany Ott (3-3-0) picked up the win over fellow third-year netminder Corinne Boyles (5-2-2). Eagles senior Kiera Kingston saw 16 minutes of action in the third period and made three saves.
Boston College resumes conference play when it hosts No. 5/4 Boston University on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. A live stream will be available through bceagles.com and stats will be provided via GameTracker.