It started out so well... and ended so badly.
Boston College Women’s Hockey twice took a lead in the first period against Providence College as they looked to get some breathing room for a top three spot in Hockey East. But the Friars answered both times and ended the game scoring four unanswered goals to take a convincing 5-2 win over Boston College and earn the weekend split against the Eagles.
The back-and-forth first period wasn’t a good sign for BC. The Eagles scored early with a goal from Delaney Belinskas just under four minutes into the game, but Providence responded just 26 seconds later to tie the game at one. Midway through the period, the Eagles scored a goofy goal to re-take the lead at 2-1 off the stick of Kelly Browne, one that the Providence goaltender probably wishes is not available on video:
But unfortunately, the Friars responded yet again, this time only 20 seconds later, to tie the game at 2-2 going into the first intermission.
BC seemed to be a bit deflated at not being able to hold the lead, because they couldn’t get much going at all in the second period. The Friars bookended the frame with goals a minute in and with 24 seconds to play to enter the third period up 4-2, though BC didn’t totally collapse from there. The Eagles put up a good fight in the third, outshooting PC 15-9 over the last 20 minutes and putting together several really good scoring opportunities, but it was the Friars who got the only goal of the period with 4 and change left in the game to ice the victory.
The Eagles get a one-off game next week against Holy Cross on Friday evening as their final tune-up before the Beanpot the following Tuesday.