FIELD'S OVERTIME GOAL LIFTS BOSTON COLLEGE PAST CORNELL, 4-3
Sophomore forward Emily Field scores 1:31 into overtime for Eagles
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Emily Field's three points, including the game winner at 1:31 of overtime helped the #3 Eagles (16-3-2, 10-2-1 WHEA) overcome a late deficit to top #4 Cornell (11-4-0, 8-2-0 ECAC) on Sunday.
Corinne Boyles won her 14th straight decision while stopping 30 shots to improve to 14-1-0 this season. Lauren Slebodnick stopped 23 for the Big Red to fall to 8-4-0.
The Eagles picked up where they left off yesterday with a goal at the 15 second mark by Melissa Bizzari, her seventh of the season. Alex Carpenter notched an assist and tied former Eagle Kelli Stack's most consecutive games with a point streak at 19-games. BC carried the play for a majority of the period but Cornell started to storm the Eagles end and it finally paid off when Victoria Pittens finished off a feed in the slot to knot the game at one. Shots on goal after 20 minutes of play were 12-11 in favor of BC.
The Big Red opened up the scoring in the second period with a goal by Emily Fulton at 5:42 as they continued to tilt the ice towards BC's end. With Cornell's Hayleigh Cudmore sent off for slashing, the Eagles took advantage as Haley Skarupa buried a shot from the slot to tie the game at two. Cornell regained the lead late in the second as Monika Leck hammered home a centering feed from Taylor Woods past Corinne Boyles at 18:21. Shots on goal after 40 minutes were 22-18 in favor of Cornell.
The Big Red frustrated the Eagles for most of the period by blocking a lot of BC bids before they reached the net. With Corinne Boyles off for the extra attacker, Skarupa tied the game at three with her 20th goal of the season at 19:17.
In the extra frame, Emily Field (8) grabbed a loose puck from her own end and went the distance with a wrister over the glove of Slebodnick to give the Eagles a 4-3 win.
Notes: Alex Carpenter extended her point streak to 19-games (16-20-36) and tied Kelli Stack for the most consecutive games with a point in BC history ... BC has not lost since dropping a 3-2 decision to Minnesota-Duluth on October 25th ... The Eagles extend their unbeaten streak to 17-games (15-0-2) and their winning streak to 12-games, which are good for the longest streaks in team history ... Skarupa now has 12 goals in her last eight games ... Power Plays: Eagles 1-4, Big Red 0-4 ... final shots on goal were 33-27 in favor of Cornell.
BC will hit the road against next weekend as they travel to Eric, Pa., to take on the #7 Mercyhurst Lakers on Friday and Saturday.