BOSTON, Mass. - The fourth-ranked Boston College women's ice hockey team fell to St. Lawrence, 2-1, on Thursday night in Matthews Arena. Junior forward Ashley Motherwell netted the Eagles (13-6-1) only goal at 5:32 in the first period.
Rylee Smith opened the scoring at 4:40 in the opening stanza, punching home a loose puck in front of the net. Smith and Karell Emard, who assisted the goal, led the Saints (9-7-3) with two points on the night.
Boston College capitalized on its first power play opportunity of the night, when junior Dru Burns sent a pass across ice to senior Mary Restuccia coming across the top of the slot. The captain left the puck behind for Motherwell, who hit a shot from the top of the point to even the game, 1-1.
At 19:06 in the first, Smith and Emard combined to find Amanda Boulier for the go ahead goal.
The Eagles were at an 18-24 shooting disadvantage through the first two periods, before the Saints bunkered down in the third and enable BC to finish with a 30-26 edge.
Junior goalkeeper Corinne Boyles made 24 saves and St. Lawrence net-minder Carmen MacDonald stopped 29 chances.
Boston College returns to action on Friday at 3 p.m. against Clarkson. The skate will be streamed live through bceagles.com.