CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Delaney Belinskas scored two goals while Caroline DiFiore and Savannah Norcross had a goal and an assist apiece and Jillian Fey added two assists in the No. 7/7 Boston College women's hockey team's 5-2 victory over Providence on Saturday at Kelley Rink. Ten players total finished with at least one point for the Eagles in the Hockey East win.
Norcross staked BC to a 1-0 lead 90 seconds into the game. Providence evened it up 25 seconds into the middle frame on Maureen Murphy's first of the day, but Belinskas responded a minute later and the Eagles never relinquished the lead and went on to score four goals in the first 10 minutes of the second period.
It took less than 10 minutes for BC to push the lead out to 5-1, with DiFiore, Kelly Browne and then Belinskas again scoring by the midway point of the game. Murphy would add her second of the game in the third period to close out the scoring.
Maddy McArthur finished with 16 saves for BC while Clare Minnerath made 10 for Providence before giving way to Sandra Abstreiter, who made 15. The Eagles had the 30-18 lead in shots on goal while going 1-for-3 on the power play and keeping Providence to 0-for-4.
No. 7/7 Boston College 5, Providence 2
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Kelley Rink | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
1st, 1:26 | 1-0, BC GOAL: DiFiore forced a turnover on the right side of the BC defensive zone, and then Fey started the rush up the ice for a 2-on-1 with Norcross before sliding a pass over for a one-timer on the left side of the slot.
2nd, 00:25 | 1-1, PC GOAL: Murphy caused a turnover in the neutral zone and skated into the zone before firing a long wrist shot blocker side on McArthur.
2nd, 1:44 | 2-1, BC GOAL: After Fey sent the puck along the boards into the neutral zone, Belinskas surged past the defense and broke in on Minnerath for a five-hole finish.
2nd, 3:01 | 3-1, BC GOAL: Norcross banked a pass to Lindsay Agnew behind the net and the captain alertly touched a pass in front to a crashing DiFiore for a finish.
2nd, 8:59 | 4-1, BC GOAL: Hannah Bilka wheeled around the slot and as she crossed from the left to the right, drew a defender with her. Bilka then no-looked a pass diagonally back across the slot to Kelly Browne for a one-timer at the right post.
2nd, 10:21 | 5-1, BC GOAL: A BC clearance bounced off a Providence player and back down to Belinskas, and the senior skated through two defenders before crossing over the blue line and firing another five-hole goal.
3rd, 17:04 | 5-2, PC GOAL: A misplayed pass popped out to the neutral zone and Murphy skated onto the puck, carried it into the zone and fired a low short far post from the right circle.
- BC now holds a 37-37-3 record in the all-time series with Providence ... the Eagles are 18-17-2 against the Friars at Kelley Rink ... head coach Katie Crowley is 30-6-3 against Providence.
- Delaney Belinskas picked up her eighth career multi-goal game and her 16th career multi-point game ... her second goal of the game was her second short-handed goal of the year and her career.
- Jillian Fey's two assists marked a career-high ... it was the first multi-point game of her career ... her three blocked shots also marked a career-best.
- Savannah Norcross scored her sixth goal of the season, extending her career-highs ... the sophomore now has six goals and three assists for nine points.
- Kelly Browne extended her point-streak to five games ... Hannah Bilka extended her point streak to nine games ... Alexie Guay extended her point streak to seven games.
- BC's 10 point getters in the game ties for the team's most in a game this season with the Eagles' 10 point getters in an 8-0 win over Merrimack on Oct. 18, 2019.
- Lindsay Agnew's assist gives her 10 points on four goals and six helpers on the year ... the Eagles now have five players with at least 10 points.
- This is the fourth time in program history that BC has opened up a season unbeaten in the first 10 games.
Providence: 4-4-2, 2-2-0 HEA
Boston College: 9-0-1, 8-0-1 HEA
Boston College will travel to UConn on Saturday, Nov. 3 for a 3 p.m. Hockey East contest against the Huskies.