A Wednesday night tilt between the Boston-based rivals Boston College Eagles and Northeastern Huskies resulted in a historic night for New England women’s hockey. After a 2-2 tie in the first period, the Eagles exploded with four unanswered goals. The 6-2 final score resulted in the Eagles winning their 250th match in program history.
The first period began with Meagan Mangene scoring at the 4:15 mark with the assist going to Taylor Wasylk. A little over two minutes later, Alex Carpenter would extend the Eagles lead with a power play marker. Said goal was the 14th of the year for the second-generation star.
Huskies skater Lucie Povova would log her first goal of the season at the 8:10 mark as the assists were credited to Brittany Esposito and Chelsea Goll. Esposito would also assist on the Huskies second goal as Kelly Wallace scored on Eagles netminder Corinne Boyles to even the score at two apiece. It would mark the first multi-point effort of the season for Esposito.
Sophomore Kate Leary would score the only goal of the second period as she logged an even strength marker past Huskies netminder Chloe Desjardins at the 1:56 mark. In the second period, the Eagles outshot the Huskies by a 13-8 mark. Seven of the eight Huskies shots came on two power play opportunities as Emily Field was called for high sticking at 4:21, while Kate Leary served a hooking penalty at 10:53.
Heading into the final frame with a 3-2 lead, the Eagles found more heroics in Leary. The 5’2” forward from Seabrook, N.H., logged her second consecutive goal at the 2:33 mark to extend the Eagles' lead. Meagan Mangene would earn one of the assists on Leary’s second goal as she logged her first multi-point game of the campaign. Despite valiant play from the Huskies, the Eagles proved to be too much. Fantastic freshman Haley Skarupa would log her 15th goal of the season at the 12:22 mark as Carpenter and Melissa Bizzari contributed the assists.
Dana Trivigno would log the final goal of the night at one minute and 11 seconds later. Said goal gave the Eagles a four-goal advantage which the Huskies could not battle back from. Chloe Desjardins would make 30 saves for the Huskies in a losing effort as her record now stands at 11-7-2.
With the win, the Eagles extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games as their last loss came on October 25, a loss to the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. In addition, Alex Carpenter extended her remarkable points scoring streak to 17 games. During the streak, Carpenter has logged 30 points, a key factor to the Eagles' first-place position in the Hockey East standings.