ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine women's hockey team suffered a 1-0 loss to No. 4 Boston College on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Black Bears now have a record of 9-7-4 overall and 4-5-1 in conference play. The win now gives Boston College a record of 12-4-1 and a conference record of 7-2-1. Black Bear goalie Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) excelled between the pipes as she stopped 46 of the 47 shots she faced during the game.
The first period started off with a defensive battle between both teams. The Boston College Eagles attempted 15 shots on goal with Ott making saves on all of them. Maine fired eight shots at Eagle goalie Corinne Boyles with her doing the same. Through 20 minutes of solid play, the score was 0-0.
The second period mirrored the first period, with both goalies stopping all of the shots that they faced. Ott stopped all of the 15 shots she saw while Boyles blocked the eight that Maine tallied. After 40 minutes, the score still remained at 0-0.
It was not until late in the third period when the lone goal of the game was scored by Boston College. At 18:32, Eagle Blake Bolden found the back of the net as the puck bounced through traffic and made its way in. Assisting her on the play was Meagan Mangene and Mary Restuccia. Despite the lone goal, Ott tallied up 17 saves in the period for the Black Bears, keeping the game a one-goal difference. After 60 minutes of play, the score was finalized at 1-0.
Brittany Ott made 46 saves on the 47 shots she faced during the game. Despite solid play, her record now stands at 6-6-2 on the season. Corinne Boyles stopped all 18 shots she faced on the afternoon, improving her record to 12-4-1. Maine was 0-for-3 on the power play while Boston College was 0-for-5 with the advantage.
The Black Bears will travel to New York for a two game series against Union College, starting Friday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Game two will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m.