Sixth-ranked Boston College uses Bizzari's OT goal to beat Providence
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Senior forward Melissa Bizzari scored the game-winning overtime goal and Taylor Wasylk scored her second short-handed goal of the season to lift No. 6 Boston College to a 2-1 victory against Providence at Kelley Rink on Sunday afternoon.
Wasylk gave BC a 1-0 lead with a short-handed goal in the second period when she took a pass from Haley Skarupa and lifted a wrist shot from the left circle into the net, beating Providence goaltender Sarah Bryant glove side.
Providence evened the score at 1-1 at 18:42 of the middle stanza with a goal from Molly Illikainen. Brittney Thunstrom passed the puck from the boards behind the net to Illikainen in the slot, who snuck the puck under the pads of BC goaltender Corinne Boyles for the goal.
After a scoreless third period in which BC outshot Providence 15-5, Bizzari ended the game with an overtime goal, a wrist shot from the bottom of the circle into the top shelf. The goal marked Bizzari’s second of the season..
Boyles stopped 16 shots and improves to 5-2-0. Bryant stopped 22 shots and falls to 4-4-0 in defeat.
Both teams were scoreless on the power play. The Eagles were 0-3 and the Friars were 0-4.
No. 2 Wisconsin 3, No. 10 Ohio State 2
MADISON, Wis. -- Led by junior Blayre Turnbull’s two-goal performance, Wisconsin battled through an intense final period before topping Ohio State 3-2 in the series conclusion Sunday at LaBahn Arena.
Turnbull scored twice for the Badgers (8-2-0, 6-2-0) in the victory, bringing her season goal count to six. Redshirt junior Brittany Ammerman tallied Wisconsin’s third goal and two assists, continuing to lead the team in both categories with eight goals and nine assists.
It was a busy contest for both team’s goaltenders, with Wisconsin senior goaltender and captain Alex Rigsby recording 25 saves and Ohio State goaltender Chelsea Knapp making 27. Rigsby earned her 89th career win in the effort, placing her three wins away from breaking the record for most wins in school history.
The victory improves Wisconsin’s all-time series record against WCHA-rival Ohio State to 51-9-6.
Wisconsin would take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, but Turnbull scored twice in the second to give the Badgers the lead.
Almost six minutes into the third period, OSU’s Kari Schmitt managed to put the puck over Rigsby’s shoulder, tying the game at two goals apiece.
Later in the period, senior Natalie Berg broke off down the right side of the ice and sent the puck into the Buckeye’s crease, where Ammerman managed to poke it into the back of the net. The effort gave the Badgers a 3-2 lead with just under half of the period left to play.