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Harvard falls to Northeastern in Beanpot semis

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Sophomore forward Mary Parker lit the lamp twice for No. 5 Harvard, but the Crimson (17-3-3, 13-2-2 ECAC) ultimately fell to crosstown rival Northeastern (13-12-2, 8-3-4 WHEA) 4-3 in the semifinals of the 36th annual Beanpot at Conte Forum on Tuesday.

Parker's pair of scores gave her four in the past three games for the Crimson and 11 total on the season. Samantha Reber notched a late goal in the third period -- her fifth of the year -- to cut the deficit to 4-3, but the contest was just out of reach. Elizabeth Parker, Sarah Edney, Brianna Mastel and Miye D'Oench all picked up assists on the evening in the defeat. In net, Emerance Maschmeyer drew the loss after allowing three goals, while freshman Brianna Laing allowed just her second goal all season, picking up a shift in the second period.

No. 7 Boston College 4, Boston University 1

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Sophomore forward Haley Skarupa scored two goals for the second consecutive game and goaltender Corinne Boyles made 24 saves to lead No. 7 Boston College to a 4-1 victory against Boston University in the first round of 36th annual Beanpot tournament.

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead at 6:27 of the first period with Taylor Wasylk's ninth goal of the season. Dana Trivigno intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and streaked towards the BU net and put a shot off the left post that left the puck loose in the crease for Wasylk to bury in the open net for BC's 10th short-handed goal of the season.

Boston College kept the strong special teams play going with a power play goal at 14:53 of the opening stanza. Boyles settled the puck behind her net and dished it out to Andie Anastos along the left boards. Anastos skated into BU's zone and sent a pass to Emily Field at the inside edge of the left faceoff circle where Field rifled a shot inside the far post, beating Terrier netminer Kerrin Sperry glove side.

Skarupa capped off a three goal-first period at 19:53 when received a back-handed pass from Wasylk along the goal line and punched the puck into the net at the doorstep. BC took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission after leading the Terriers 11-9 in the first period.

Boston University had its best scoring opportunity of the first at 5:05 when Sam Sutherland fired a shot from the left dot that got past Boyles, but the puck rang off the pipe and stayed out.

The Terriers scored the lone goal of the middle stanza at 8:40 with Sarah Lefort's 22nd strike of the season. Caroli Campbell picked off Taylor Wasylk's pass in the BU zone and sent Lefort skating down the right side of the ice and the sophomore Forward sent a laser over Boyle's right shoulder to make the score 3-1.

Boston University nearly pulled within one on a strange play that ended with Maddie Elia's shot from behind BC's net hitting off Emily Field's skate and slipping into the back of the net, but the play was reviewed and overturned because Boyles was held down and could not make a play on the puck.

Skarupa concluded the scoring with an empty netter, her second tally of the night, at 17:47 of the third period.