ORONO, Maine - With the help of three power play goals, the Boston College Eagles defeated the University of Maine women's ice hockey team, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Alfond Arena.
Penalties dominated the first period as it ended in a scoreless tie. Three hooking penalties were called in the period, while seven overall infractions were spotted. Carly Jackson and the Black Bear defense denied seven Boston College shots, while all four of the Maine shots were saved by Maddy McArthur of the Eagles.
How It Happened
2nd period, 11:02 | After being called for their fifth penalty of the game, Maine found themselves on the penalty kill halfway through the second period. Kali Flanagan cycled the puck around the outside of the Black Bears' defense and to a waiting Cayla Barnes. Barnes corralled the pass and fired a shot from the blue line. Her goal gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead 11:02 into the second period. 1-0 Boston College.
2nd period, 15:56 | As was the case with their first goal of the game, Boston College scored their second goal on the power play. Grace Bizal stayed with the play as a shot from Flanagan was saved by Carly Jackson. Bizal cleaned up the rebound and scored her first goal of the contest. Boston College grabbed a 2-0 lead at the 15:56 mark of the second period. 2-0 Boston College.
3rd period, 2:48 | Alyson Matteau led a breakaway for the Black Bears but had her shot saved. Maggie Blair tried to jam the puck into the Boston College net. Her shot was also saved by McArthur. Tereza Vanisova followed suit and attacked the puck. Her attempt found the back of the net. Maine trailed 2-1 with 17:12 left in the game. Maine goal, 2-1 Boston College lead.
3rd period, 12:56 | Erin Connolly tipped home Bizal's blue line shot to give her squad a late 3-1 lead. Maine was called for another power play that ultimately set up the scoring play. The Eagles took advantage of the 5 on 4 advantage and scored their third power play goal of the afternoon. 3-1 Boston College.
3rd period, 19:59 | Daryl Watts scored an empty net goal with one second left in the game. The empty net tally gave the Eagles a 4-1 lead that would stand as the final score of the Hockey East match-up.
- Carly Jackson finished the game with 32 saves, as her counterpart, Maddy McArthur, turned away 24 shots.
- The Black Bears went 0-7 on the power play and were able to kill six of the Eagles' eight power plays.
- Maine blocked 17 shots during the conference contest.
Maine takes to the road but remains in Vacationland, playing a home Hockey East matchup against Merrimack in Falmouth, Maine on Friday, Nov. 2 with puck drop at 7 p.m. The Black Bears return to Alfond on Sunday, Nov. 4 for their first-ever game against Holy Cross at 2 p.m.