Minnesota Duluth Topped By Boston College, 4-2

Minnesota Duluth sophomore defenseman Jessica Healey (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:10  BC1-0 EV Megan Keller (1)Meghan Grieves/2
2nd 14:37  BC2-0 EV Alex Carpenter (2)Tori Sullivan/1, Lexi Bender/1
2nd 16:07  MND1-2 EV Michela Cava (2)Demi Crossman/1, Maria Lindh/1
2nd 16:58  BC3-1 EV GW Alex Carpenter (3)Makenna Newkirk/2, Kristyn Capizzano/1
3rd 5:06  MND2-3 EV Maria Lindh (1)Reagan Haley/1
3rd 19:49  BC4-2 EV EN Alex Carpenter (4)Kenzie Kent/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Duluth  0112
Boston College  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Duluth  8111534
Boston College  1115733
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Duluth (2-2-0)  0/4 4/8 0
Boston College (2-0-0)  0/4 4/8 0
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Maddie Rooney (L, 0-1-0)59:463 1013629
Empty Net0:141     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 2-0-0)59:552 8101432
Empty Net0:050     

It was the Bulldogs turn to look like the experienced squad Saturday afternoon inside Conte Forum.

The University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team gave No. 2 Boston College all it could handle in its 4-2 loss -- a score that incorrectly represents the game by highlighting a late empty-net goal for BC with 11 seconds remaining. UMD, which clearly had the jump on the Eagles in the third period, out-shot BC 14-7 and mustered everything but a game-tying goal in the effort.

The Eagles struck first, capitalizing on a deflection that managed to beat freshman goaltender Maddie Rooney 11:10 into the first period. BC doubled its lead at the 14:37 mark of the second period, but UMD responded 2:07 later on a strike by senior forward Michela Cava (Demi Crossman, Maria Lindh). A mere 58 seconds, the Eagles stretched their lead back out to 3-1, and entered the second intermission with a two-goal lead and a shot advantage of 26-19.

UMD's effort owned the third period, however, and the Bulldogs pulled within a single goal at 5:06 on a score from Lindh (Reagan Haley). The 3-2 scoreboard lit a fire under the UMD, and the Bulldogs peppered BC goaltender Katie Burt for the final 15 minutes of action. Eagle senior Alex Carpenter finally buried an empty-netter to secure a hat-trick and the BC win with 11 seconds remaining.

Rooney was spectacular in her Bulldog starting debut, turning away 30 of the 33 shots she faced. Overall, the empty-net goal gave BC the 34-33 shot advantage, but UMD held the Eagles to just seven shots in the final 20 minutes and kept the BC power play harmless in four extra skater attempts.

The Bulldogs will kick-off Western Collegiate Hockey Association play next weekend in Bemidji, Minn., when UMD takes on Bemidji State. Game time for Friday;s contest is set for 7:07 p.m., while Saturday's skate will get underway at 2:07 p.m.