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Boston University Athletics | November 6, 2016

Boston University rallies to beat No. 4 Boston College

  A five-goal third period lifted Boston University to an upset win.

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.

THE RUNDOWN
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.

TURNING POINT

With 10:02 remaining in regulation, freshman Deziray De Sousa scored her first collegiate goal to break a 3-3 tie.

GOAL-BY-GOAL

  • 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.

GAME NOTES

  • 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.

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