Coming off a Saturday afternoon 2-2 tie at Connecticut, the Boston College women's hockey team rallied to defeat the Huskies at home 3-0 on Sunday, October 31.
BC improves to 6-0-2, 3-0-1 in Hockey East. Connecticut falls to 1-7-1, 0-2-1 in Hockey East.
The Eagles got off to an early lead with a short-handed goal by Kelli Stack who came in hard from the right side to put it past Huskies goalie Alexandra Garcia. Connecticut had three power play opportunities but couldn't convert any into goals thanks to four saves by BC goalie Molly Schaus.
The Huskies came out strong to start the second period, pressuring BC's defense early. The Eagles kept up with the increased intensity and eventually regained control of the puck, firing off 12 shots. Finally Blake Bolden was able to connect off a pass from Stack on a power play at 19:41 to end the period up by two.
Once again Connecticut charged at BC in the third period, firing off 14 shots at Schaus. With four minutes remaining in the game both Meagan Mangene and Stack were awarded penalties. The Huskies tried to take advantage of the power play but strong goaltending by Schaus and solid defensive efforts, especially from tri-captain Katelyn Kurth, warded off a Connecticut goal.
Then with two minutes left the Huskies pulled their goalie and Danielle Welch was able to sink the puck into the back of the empty net at 19:39. Stack assisted on the final goal.
Molly Schaus recorded 23 saves in the win, 14 in the third period to maintain the shutout.
Next up the Eagles travel across town for another Hockey East matchup against Northeastern at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3.
Game Notes: The win was Molly Schaus' 20th career shutout and 62nd career win... Kelli Stack had a hand in all three goals today, scoring one and assisting on two... the Eagles gained their 10th all-time win against the Huskies... with three wins and one tie, BC remains undefeated in Hockey East conference play... Blake Bolden and Danielle Welch each scored their second goals of the season... Stack continues to lead the offense with 15 points on nine goals and six assists.