Women's hockey: Boston University rallies to beat No. 4 Boston College
BOSTON — Boston University scored the final four goals of the game to erase a 3-1 third-period deficit and knock off No. 4 Boston College 5-3 on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
Final: Boston University 5, No. 4 Boston College 3
Records: BU (4-4-1, 3-4-0 WHEA), Boston College (7-3-2, 6-2-1 WHEA)
Location: Walter Brown Arena - Boston, Mass.
With 10:02 remaining in regulation, freshman Deziray De Sousa scored her first collegiate goal to break a 3-3 tie.
- BC opened the scoring with a power-play marker 9:07 into the first period. Makenna Newkirk tipped home a Grace Bizal shot from the top of the zone.
- The Eagles took a 2-0 lead 1:25 into the second period with another power-play goa..
- A frantic third period began when junior Victoria Bach scored 40 seconds into the frame to make it a 2-1 BC lead.
- The Eagles made it 3-1 just 17 seconds later, but graduate student Mary Parker answered with a power-play goal at the 4:48 mark to once again cut the deficit to just a goal.
- Bach then notched her second of the day just over two minutes later to tie the game, 3-3.
- De Sousa's heroics capped a span of 4:10 in which the Terriers scored four times to take the lead for good.
- Junior Nina Rodgers added an empty-netter to seal the victory.
We had one heck of a third-period comeback today - thanks to everyone who cheered us on to a big win over No. 4 BC! pic.twitter.com/RqPnTLuZfS— BU Women's IceHockey (@BUwhockey) November 5, 2016
- Parker finished with four points thanks to a goal and a career-high three assists.
- Bach notched two goals for the second time in three games as pat of a three-point day.
- Junior Erin O'Neil was sharp once again between the pipes for BU, making 34 saves for the second straight day.
- Rodgers scored in both games against BC this weekend for her first two goals as a Terrier.
- Seniors Alexis Crossley and Sarah Steele each had two assists on Saturday - they also each assisted on a goal in Friday's game.
- Junior Rebecca Leslie also had a helper on Saturday in addition to an assist on Friday night.
- Senior Maddie Elia also added an assist on Saturday.