Feb. 7, 1998

Friars Beat Harvard, 6-5

Bono's Power-Play Goal Wins It

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- PC defenseman Valerie Bono scored a power-play goal with 1:29 remaining in the game to break a 5-5 tie and give the Providence College Friars a 6-5 victory over the Harvard Crimson in women's ECAC hockey action on Saturday, Feb. 7 at PC's Schneider Arena.

Harvard got on the scoreboard when Angie Francisco lifted a high shot past PC netminder Heather Wilcox at 1:48 of the first. Ten seconds later, Catherine Hanson tied the score when she wristed a shot into the top right corner of the net. Harvard got two unanswered goals from Courtney Smith at 9:44 and Kiirsten Suurask at 10:39 to take a 3-1 lead. PC tallied two consecutive goals to even the game at 3-3. Corinne Rosen notched an unassisted short-handed tally at 13:26 and Jessica Tabb tallied the final goal of the period at 16:59.

PC got the first two goals of the second period to take a 5-3 lead. Tina Schairer scored 41 seconds into the period and Myia Yates added the fifth goal at the 3:37 mark. Harvard's Suurkask notched her second tally of the night at 11:12 of the second period to bring the Crimson within one goal (5-4).

Harvard's Claudia Asano evened the game at 5-5 at 3:11 of the third before Bono netted the game winner for the Friars at 18:31 of the third.

The Friars return to action on Saturday, February 14 at the University of New Hampshire at 1:00 p.m.

    at Providence, R.I.
Harvard  (10-11-0, 6-9-0)   3   1   1   --  5
Providence  (8-17-0, 8-8-0) 3   2   1   --  6

First Period: H, Angie Francisco (Kyle Walsh, Kim McManama) 1:48; PC, Catherine Hanson (unassisted) 1:58; H, Courtney Smith (unassisted) 9:44; H, Kiirsten Suurkask (Walsh) 10:39; PC, Corinne Rosen (unassisted) 13:26 SH; PC, Jessica Tabb (Myia Yates) 16:59. Penalties: PC, Valerie Bono (cross checking) 3:32; PC, Katie Lachapelle (roughing) 12:14.

Second Period: PC, Tina Schairer (Myia Yates, Jessica Tabb) :41; PC, Yates (Tabb) 3:37; H, Suurkask (Christie MacKinnon, Jen Germoetta) 11:12. Penalties: PC, Holley Tyng (delay of game)13:16.

Third Period: H, Claudia Asano (Elizabeth Ganzenmuller, Courtney Smith) 3:11; PC, Bono (Tabb, Lachapelle) 18:31 PP. Penalties: PC, Kerstin Matthews (hooking) 16:09; H, Melissa Milbert (interference) 17:07;

SAVES: H, Crystal Springer (59:05) 9-10-9=28 :PC, Heather Wilcox (60:00) 2-3-8=13.

POWER PLAYS: H 0-4; PC 1-1

PENALTIES: H 1-2; PC 4-8

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