Bryant made 21 saves in the first period.
Feb. 1, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team fell 5-0 at seventh-ranked Boston College today (Feb. 1). The Friars overall record now moves to 11-17-0, while their mark in Hockey East moves to 6-9-0 on the season.
It was the Eagles that struck first, with a goal from Haley Skarupa at 11:00 of the first period. Skarupa entered the Friar's defensive end before cutting across the zone as an Eagle teammate set a pick on the Friar defender. Skarupa fired a shot that beat sophomore Friar goaltender Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa.) low glove side.
At the end of the first period the Friars trailed in shots, 22-7. Boston College's 22 shots was just the second time this season the Friars had allowed 20 or more shots on goal in one regulation period. The last opponent to do so was then 10th-ranked Mercyhurst on Oct. 13, when they Lakers outshot the Friars 49-23 in the Providence win.
Boston College doubled its lead with a goal at 5:33 from Emily Field. Field split the Friar defenders with a toe drag before walking in on Bryant alone. Field made a move to get Bryant to go down as she slid the puck five hole for her 12th goal of the season.
The Eagles continued to put pressure on the Friars as they extended their lead to 3-0 at 10:56 of the second frame. Kaliya Johnson fired a shot from the point that Kate Leary redirected low five hole past Bryant for her sixth goal of the season.
Boston College added one more to the scoreboard before the end of the second period with a goal from Skarupa. Kristyn Capizzano started the play after blocking a Friar defender point shot. Capizzano collected the puck and entered Providence's defensive end on a breakaway, which Bryant stopped. Capizzano's breakaway attempt left the net empty with the puck in front as Skarupa, who followed the play, walked into the shot for her second goal of the game.
At the end of the second period the Friars were down 31-16 in shots and 4-0 on the scoreboard. Bryant would finish the game with 27 saves in two periods.
At the start of the third period, senior Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) would enter the game for the Friars. Riley would make three saves before the Eagles notched their fifth final goal of the game while on the power-play. It was Dana Trivigno who tallied the Eagle power-play goal at 3:17 of the final frame. Riley would finish the game with 14 saves for the Friars.
The Friars finished the game with 23 shots on goal, while allowing the Eagles 46. Providence went 0-for-3 on the power-play, while keeping the Eagles scoreless in three of the four penalties they took, including a 51 second 5-on-3 advantage for Boston.
Providence continues Hockey East play tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 2, when it hosts the Vermont Catamounts. The Friars and Catamounts will be meeting for the first time this season. The puck is set to drop at 2:00 p.m. in Schneider Arena. Click here for Game Notes vs. Vermont.
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