WORCESTER, Mass. - One day after taking the eighth-ranked team in the country down to the wire, the Holy Cross women's hockey team fell to No. 8 Boston College 5-1 Saturday night at the Hart Center.
The Crusaders played well for a second straight night against nationally-ranked competition, holding the advantage in shots after the first period, 10-4. Unfortunately for Holy Cross, the Eagles were able to make their chances count as they led by two after the first twenty minutes.
Alexie Guay made it 3-0 in favor of the visitors before Millie Sirum put the Crusaders on the board. At just the 1:03 mark of the third, off a blocked shot in their defensive zone, Bryn Saarela was able to find Sirum at center ice who had blown by the Eagle defenders and beat the BC goalie on her blocker side to make 3-1.
The Eagles would eventually add two more in the final frame to claim the 5-1 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Sirum's fifth goal of the season ties her with Saarela for the team lead.
- Allison Attea registered her third point of the weekend when she assisted on Sirum's goal.
- Boston College held the slight advantage in shots, 33-27.
Holy Cross will play its fourth and fifth straight games against ranked competition when it takes on No. 4 Northeastern next Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 in a home-and-home starting in Boston.