Friday, January 4, 2008
Eagles Notch Five Goals in Win Over St. Lawrence
Thunstrom comes alive with two goals
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College rallied from last night's loss to beat No. 5/6 St. Lawrence, 5-2, splitting the two-game series. The Eagles improved to 8-6-3 while the Saints dropped to 14-6-0. Sophomore goalie Molly Schaus recorded a season high 53 saves and sophomore Allie Thunstrom netted two goals in the win.
The Saints were the first team to get on the board, scoring on a power-play in the 11th minute of the first period. Tara Akstull found Kerri Wallace, who nailed Alison Domenico in front of the goal. Domenico's goal was her eighth of the season.
The Eagles tied the score three minutes later on a power play when sophomore Kelli Stack fed to Thunstrom, who fired a slap shot for her sixth goal this year.
After three BC penalties, the Eagles were able to hold off a 3x5 attack and keep the score tied. Freshman Katelyn Kurth scored her first collegiate goal, giving the Eagles the 2-1 advantage at the 4:37 mark in the second stanza. Junior Becky Zavisza picked up the assist.
The Eagles did not look back and scored three consecutive goals before the Saints' could answer. Zavisza notched her fourth goal of the season by scoring in the crease. Senior Lindsay Wright was credited with the assist.
With just over four minutes played in the third period, Wright scored her first goal of the season when she stole the puck in SLU territory and slipped it past goalie Meaghan Guckian for the Eagles' fourth goal. Thunstrom finished BC's streak by faking out both defenders and Guckian, recording her 10th point at the six-minute mark.
The Saints were able to notch one more goal in the 12th minute of the final period when Sabrina Harbec crossed the puck to Annie Guay on a power play.
The Saints outshot the Eagles, 55-34, and converted two-of-five power plays. The Eagles scored on two of their four power-play opportunities. Guckian recorded 23 saves and sophomore goalie Maxie Weisz recorded six saves in her 13:46 minutes of play.
BC takes the ice against crosstown rival Harvard on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. on the Crimson's ice.