Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The No. 6 Boston College women's ice hockey team (1-3-0, 1-2-0 Hockey East) put 41 on shots on Bulldogs goaltender Kayla Black but couldn't get the equalizer as the Eagles dropped a hard fought 3-2 decision at Kelley Rink on Thursday.
The Eagles carried the play early in the first period as they recorded the first five shots on goal however the Bulldogs put together some offensive pressure on the BC net late in the period. Bridgette Lacquette gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead at the 18:48 mark with a wraparound that beat Eagles goaltender Megan Miller to the post. Both teams came up empty on their power play chances as Minnesota-Duluth took that 1-0 lead into the locker room after 20 minutes. BC held a 10-9 shots advantage after the first period of play.
The Bulldogs held the early advantage in the second period putting four shots on goal in the first 90 seconds. Minnesota-Duluth increased their lead to 2-0 as Zoe Hickel one-timed her third goal of the season on a feed from Pernilla Winberg in the slot at 9:57. The Eagles put 15 shots on Bulldogs freshman goaltender Kayla Black in the second but she was equal to the task as BC faced a two goal deficit after 40 minutes. Shots on goal after two periods were 25-21 in favor of BC.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 3-0 at 6:02 of the third period when Jenna McParland jammed home a rebound past Megan Miller. BC answered with a flurry of goals and chances in the final 14 minutes as Alex Carpenter made it a 3-1 game at 10:33. With Megan Miller pulled for an extra attacker, Emily Pfalzer cut the deficit to 3-2 with 1:29 remaining as she put back a loose puck on a scramble in front of the net. The Eagles stormed the Bulldogs goal in the final minute but could not tally the equalizer as Minnesota-Duluth escaped with a 3-2 win.
Notes: Alex Carpenter and Blake Bolden each had six shots on goal ... Megan Miller stopped 24 shots for the Eagles while Kayla Black stopped 39 for the Bulldogs.... Dana Trivigno extended her point streak to three games (2-2-4) ... BC is now 1-5-0 all-time against Minnesota Duluth ... Power Plays: Eagles 0-4, Bulldogs 0-2 ... final shots on goal: Boston College 41, Minnesota-Duluth 27.
The Eagles will host Minnesota-Duluth again on Friday at 7 p.m.