CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Katie Pyne scored two minutes, 39 seconds into overtime to help the #15 Boston College women's hockey team top UConn, 4-3, in the Hockey East Tournament quarterfinal round on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink.
With the win, the fourth-seeded Eagles now advance to face top-seed Northeastern on Wednesday, March 1 at Matthews Arena.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead late in the first period thanks to Caroline Goffredo but the Huskies would equalize in the second. UConn then answered an Abby Newhook goal with two consecutive goals for a 3-2 lead with five minutes to play in the third. Pyne scored her first of the night with under four minutes to play and then potted the game-winning goal in overtime.
#15 Boston College 4, RV UConn 3 (OT)
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 | 2:30 p.m.
Kelley Rink | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
- UConn had the 36-32 edge in shots on goal.
- Neither team was whistled for a penalty ... this is the second game this season where the Eagles did not record a penalty.
- Boston College now holds a record of 45-25-10 in the all-time series with UConn ... the Eagles are 26-13-2 against the Huskies at Kelley Rink ... BC is 39-13-7 against UConn under head coach Katie Crowley.
- Abigail Levy made 33 save for Boston College ... this marked the first Hockey East postseason win for Levy.
- This marked the second career multi-goal game for Katie Pyne.
- Alexie Guay recorded three assists ... it was the first three assist game for a BC blue liner since Guay did it on Feb. 4, 2022 at New Hampshire.
- Hannah Bilka and Cayla Barnes recorded two assists each.
- With her two helpers, Barnes became the 35th player in program history to reach 75 career points.
- With her two assists, Bilka now has 41 points on the year ... it's the first 40-point season for BC since three players did it during the 2018-19 season.
UConn: 18-13-4 Boston College: 20-14-1
Boston College will face Northeastern on Wednesday, March 1.