Congratulations to the Boston College women's hockey team, who used a four goal first period to beat the fifth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers 4-1 yesterday in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. Ashley Motherwell, Melissa Bizzari, Kelli Stack scored four goals in the game's first 14 minutes, while Molly Schaus made 30 saves in the victory.
The win is the program's first win over Minnesota in program history, and just the second Frozen Four appearance since the program was founded in 1994.
BC advances to face Wisconsin in the Frozen Four, a 2-1 winner over Minnesota-Duluth last night. The Badgers (35-2-2) are the tournament's top seed. The Eagles and Badgers faceoff on Friday in Erie, Pa.
Familiar foe Boston University will be making its first ever appearance in a Frozen Four as they face Cornell in the other Frozen Four semifinal. BU advanced with a 4-2 win over Mercyhurst, while Cornell advanced with a 7-1 victory over Dartmouth.
The women's Frozen Four will be played this Friday, March 18 at 5 PM and 8 PM.
No. 1 Wisconsin (35-2-2) vs. No. 4 Boston College (24-6-6), 5:00 PM ET
No. 2 Cornell (31-2-1) vs. No. 3 Boston University (26-6-4), 8:00 PM ET
The winners advance to Sunday's Championship at 2 PM. Go Eagles!