Thursday, January 17, 2008
NORTHEASTERN EDGES BOSTON COLLEGE, 3-2
Freshman Leah Sulyma makes 41 saves for Huskies
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College led Northeastern, 2-1, heading into the third period, but the Huskies scored two goals in six-and-a-half minutes to pull off the 3-2 win. The Eagles dropped to 8-9-4, 4-6-1 in Hockey East. The Huskies improved to 5-13-2, 4-5-0 conference play.
The two teams battled through the first period, but the Huskies got on the board first, scoring at the 17:08 mark on a power play. Lindsay Berman nailed her fourth goal of the season off assists from Nikki Petrich and Kristi Kehoe.
The Eagles evened the score with 37 seconds left in the period when sophomore Allie Thunstrom netted her fifth goal in five games off a rebound. Sophomore Kelli Stack and senior Deb Spillane were credited with the assists.
Stack won the ensuing faceoff, getting the puck to Spillane. Spillane took a hard shot on net and Stack collected the rebound for the go-ahead goal at the 19:27 mark. Stack and Spillane both recorded their 21st point on the goal.
The Eagles outshot the Huskies, 20-7, in the first period, while killing one-of-three power plays. Northeastern killed BC's only man-up advantage.
Neither team was able to score in the back-and-forth second stanza and the Eagles kept the one-goal lead entering the final frame.
The Huskies evened the score in the fifth minute when Katy Applin netted her first goal of the season off a pass from Ginny Berg. At the 10:49 mark, Kristi Kehoe fed Chelsey Jones, who beat the defense and took sophomore goaltender Molly Schaus one-on-one. Jones nailed the puck past Schaus for the gamewinner, her second of the season.
Head Coach Katie King pulled Schaus with one minute remaining, but the Eagles could not capitalize with the extra man and Northeastern came away with the conference win. The Huskies won this season's series, 2-1, after the Eagles swept them in 2006. The loss also marked the first time the Eagles lost a game after leading for two periods.
BC outshot NU, 43-23, and Schaus recorded 20 saves, while her counterpart, Leah Sulyma, notched 41. The Eagles were 0-3 on power plays and the Huskies were 1-3.
The Eagles take the ice again on Sunday, Jan. 20 when they battle No. 9/10 Dartmouth at Kelley Rink.