ORONO, Maine- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team fell to #7 Boston College 4-1 on Saturday at Alfond Arena. Kayla Kalunzy (Calgary, Alberta) scored Maine's lone goal.
The Black Bears and the Eagles faced off in game one of a two game series for Maine's final home games of the season.
The Black Bears came out eager in the first period taking 9 shots on goal. The Eagles fired 10 shots but both teams came up scoreless at the end of the first.
Boston College notched the first goal of the game when Danielle Doherty found Taylor Wasylk up the ice. Wasylk passed it to Kate Leary for a shot and a goal at 2:55 into the second period.
Later in the period the Eagles struck again, Lexi Bender passed it to Haley McLean who fired the puck by Maine goalie Meghann Treacy (Lake Peekskill, N.Y.) at 12: 23 into the second.
Minutes later BC took a 3-0 lead when Jackie Young found Haley Skarupa who drove the puck in the net for her 19th goal of the season at 15:19.
The Black Bears responded minutes later when Eve Boissonneault (Sudbury, Ontario) passed it to Missy Denk (Poplar Grove, Ill.) at center ice. Denk found Kaluzny for a shot and a goal to put Maine on the board.
The second period came to a close with BC leading 3-1. The Eagles held Maine to just one shot on net in the second period.
The Black Bears battled to cut the lead in the third, but came up short. Treacy came out of the net with just under a minute to go in the game. Boston College's Emily Field got by Black Bear defense and scored an empty net goal at 19:26 into the third.
Maine outshot Boston College 9 to 6 in the third period. Both teams were 0-2 on the power play.
Treacy made 20 saves, while Megan Miller stopped 18 for the Eagles.
The Black Bears fall to a 5-17-5 on the season.
Maine takes on Boston College Sunday at 2pm for Senior Day.