WASYLK SCORES A PAIR OF GOALS TO LEAD BOSTON COLLEGE PAST NEW HAMPSHIRE, 5-3
Senior forward Taylor Wasylk scores two goals and assist for Eagles
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Taylor Wasylk scored two goals and notched an assist and Dana Trivigno tallied one goal and three assist to lead No. 7 Boston College to a 5-23 conference victory over New Hampshire at Kelley Rink on Saturday afternoon.
Boston College came out strong, scoring three goals in the first period. Taylor Wasylk netted two goals and Dana Trivigno notched one to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
BC started off the scoring at 10:01 of the opening stanza. Kate Leary took a shot on net that was turned aside by UNH netminder Ashley Wilkes but Trivigno scooped up the rebound, skated behind the net and sent a pass to Wasylk in front who buried the puck underneath Wilkes' arm to give BC a 1-0 lead.
Trivigno doubled the lead with her seventh goal of the season at 15:15 of the first period. UNH tried to clear the puck behind the net but Wasylk was able to deflect it into the slot where Trivigno hammered it home just inside the left post.
Meagan Mangene facilitated the Eagles' third goal when she poked the puck loose in New Hampshire's zone. Trivigno picked up the loose pass and fed a pass to a streaking Wasylk who one-timed a shot between Wilkes' legs to put BC up 3-0.
Jessica Hitchock pulled the Wildcats within two when she snuck the puck by BC goaltender Corinne Boyles from just outside the crease for her seventh goal of the season. The goal marked the only tally for either team in the middle frame, a period in which UNH outshot BC 20-10.
Boston College responded with two quick goals in the third period by Kristyn Capizzano and Emily Pfalzer. Capizzano punched in a loose puck for her ninth goal of the year at 2:27 of the third period, and Pfalzer netted her fourth of the season just one minute and 27 seconds later to give the Eagles a commanding 5-1 lead.
The Wildcats would not give in, as Cassandra Vilgrain scored two goals late in the third period, but BC's lead was too large for UNH to make a full comeback with the score settled at 5-3.
Boyles stopped 29 shots and improves to 14-4-2. Wilkes made 26 saves and falls to 3-8-0.
BC was 1-3 on the power play while UNH went 0-2 on the man advantage.
The Wildcats held a 32-31 edge in shots in the game.
Boston College (17-4-3, 12-1-1) will take on UNH again tomorrow in Durham, N.H. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Notes: Dana Trivigno is the first Eagle with three assists since Haley Skarupa did so against Connecticut on Feb. 16, 2013. Boston College is now on an eight-game unbeaten streak (6-0-2) since falling to Cornell on Nov. 29.