Hanover, N.H.--Boston College women's ice hockey opened up the second half of the 2006-07 season with a 2-1 loss at Thompson Arena against the Dartmouth Big Green, the fifth-ranked team in the country. All three goals were scored in the game's first 13 minutes.
With 18:50 still on the clock in the first period, Dartmouth started the scoring for the 1-0 lead. Caroline Ethier scored an unassisted goal, beating Boston College freshman goalie Molly Schaus. Freshman Allie Thunstrom tied the game up at one each at 8:07 of the same period when she blasted a shot past reigning national Defensive Player of the Week, Carli Clemis. Sophomore Becky Zavisza and freshman Megan Keever both earned assists on Thunstrom's team-leading 13th goal.
The game-winning goal by Gillian Apps came at 12:56 of the first period. Apps stole the puck from an Eagle defender on a break-out attempt and shot the puck past Schaus for the Big Green's second unassisted goal of the game. Dartmouth out shot the Eagles, 9-3, in the first frame.
Despite great scoring opportunities on both sides, the second stanza was scoreless. Dartmouth once again out shot Boston College, 8-5, and also killed three Eagle power plays.
The third period was much of the same--tough play, great saves and no goals. The Eagles got off nine shots to Dartmouth's 10. Schaus went to the bench with 1:08 remaining, leaving an empty net and an extra skater left out on the ice, but the Eagles could not knock in the equalizer.
Schaus finished with 25 saves while Clemis stopped 16 shots. The Eagles went 0-for-4 on the power play and the Big Green could not convert on any of its five power play opportunities.
The Eagles return to Conte Forum for the first time in over a month to host St. Lawrence on Friday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m.