CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Maine defeated No. 4 Boston College 5-2 on Sunday behind forward Brittany Dougherty, who led the Black Bears with three goals and an assist. Dominique Goutsis and Britteny Huneke were also able to find the back of the net for Maine.
Maine improved to 6-4-0 and 2-2-0 in conference action while the loss dropped Boston College to 5-2-1 overall and 2-1-1 in conference play.
Dougherty notched her first goal of the afternoon 14:42 into the first period with the assist coming from Tori Pasquariello to give the Black Bears a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Jackie Young tied the game for the Eagles with a goal at 16:07 on a power play. The assists came from Alex Carpenter and Dru Burns and helped BC get into the intermission even as the score remained tied at 1-1 going into the second period.
Goutsis struck next for the Black Bears 6:43 into the period with the assists coming from Chloe Tinkler and Brianne Kilgour to give Maine a 2-1 lead. Dougherty added onto the lead by scoring a power play goal 11:01 into the second to increase the lead to 3-1. Senior captain Dawn Sullivan and Myriam Croussette were given the assists on the play.
Maine tallied another goal on a power play by Huenke just 2:10 into the third period to make the score 4-1. Croussette and Sullivan again teamed up for the assists on the play before Dougherty earned a hat trick at 3:57.
Boston College netted its second goal of the game with under nine minutes to play on a power play goal by Danielle Welch with the assist from Dru Burns and Young.
Black Bear goalie Brittany Ott was solid in net making 31 saves on 33 shots, improving her record to 3-3-0 on the season. Boston College goalie Corinne Boyles took the loss after making eight saves in 43:57 of play.