Deborah Spillane picks up game-winner

Chestnut Hill, Mass.--Tenth-ranked women's ice hockey (8-1-1) survived a Brown rally to pick up its fourth consecutive win, 3-2, Thursday night at Kelley Rink. Sophomore Brie Baskin scored her first collegiate goal in the first period and junior co-captain Deborah Spillane recorded the game-winning goal :36 into the third period. The Bears drop to 0-6-0 on the season.

Rookie of the Week sophomore Megan Keever started the scoring at 13:12 of the first period to give the Eagles the early 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, Keever took a shot on goal, sophomore Becky Zavisza picked up the rebound and passed the puck out to the point where Baskin shot a laser past Brown netminder Nicole Stock. The Eagles left the ice for intermission with the 2-0 advantage.

The Bears came out in the second period aggressive and were rewarded with two goals. Sasha Van Muyen beat Boston College goaltender Molly Schaus on the power play at 3:29. The Eagles let up their first shorthanded goal of the season to Andrea Hunter at 10:53 allowing Brown to rally and tie the score at two apiece. Both Brown scores were unassisted. After two periods, the Eagles had the 26-17 shot advantage.

Spillane did not let the tie last long, scoring the game-winning goal just :36 into the final frame. The Eagles won a face-off in neutral ice and freshman Kelli Stack took the puck up the left side. As Stock came out, Stack flipped the puck to Spillane waiting on the right post to one-time it to the back of the net. Boston College allowed just three shots on goal for the remainder of the game to preserve the win.

Schaus finished with 18 saves on the game, allowing a power-play and a shorthanded goal. Stock played for 59:40 and made 34 stops allowing three even-strength goals. The Eagles went 0-for-3 on the power play while the Bears went 1-for-3 in their opportunities. Boston College outshot Brown, 37-20.

Boston College begins a lengthy road trip next Saturday in a 1:00 p.m. game at Connecticut. From there, the Eagles head to Durham, N.H. to play Mercyhurst and Wayne State in the UNH Tournament on November 24 and 25.