Monday, 5 November 2012

Halloween Matchup Between Boston Rivals Sees Alex Carpenter Log 5 Points

Heading into a Halloween night contest between rivals Boston University and Boston College, it seemed unlikely that B.C. had a losing record. While BU boasted a 7-1 record, which featured Kerrin Sperry break the BU record for most wins by a goalteder, No. 8-ranked B.C. sported a disappointing 2-3-0 mark.
Despite the home ice advantage, BU feel behind in the first period. Senior captain Blake Bolden assisted on a goal by Taylor Wasylk at the 4:47 mark.
Heading into the second, BC continued to add to their lead. With Lexi Bender serving her second penalty of the game, Alex Carpenter scored a shorthanded goal at the 3:52 mark. Carpenter would continue by assisting on the third B.C. score of the night. Emily Field would bury the puck past Sperry at 8:15 for a 3-0 lead.
Two minutes and twenty-eight seconds later, Carpenter logged her fourth score of the season with freshman Haley Skarupa earning the assist.
After the 4-0 lead, B.C. made some mistakes and were penalized twice. Less than 30 seconds after Carpetner’s goal, Blake Bolden was called for hitting after the whistle. The 13:22 mark saw Louise Warren called for tripping.
The power play for BU was ineffective as they were unable to score on Megan Miller. With less than three minutes in the second stanza, freshman Sarah Lefort assisted on BU’s first score of the evening. Canadian national team member Marie-Philip Poulin extended her point scoring streak to nine games as the period ended 4-1 in favor of B.C.
The 1:06 mark of the third saw BU’s Jenelle Kohanchuk called for hooking. Alex Carpetner capitalized on the power play to put B.C. ahead by a 5-1 mark with only three seconds remaining on said power play.
Three minutes and thirty-four seconds later, Carpenter contributed her fifth point as she (along with Blake Bolden) assisted on Meghan Grieves second marker of the season. At the 12:33 mark, B.C. extended its already insurmountable lead to a 7-1 tally as Kristina Brown scored on an overwhelmed Sperry. With the goal, Alissa Fromkin relieved Sperry between the pipes for BU.
Alex Carptener was named first star of the game, while the second star was Bolden. Megan Miller, who earned her first win of the season, was named the third. Miller stopped 32 shots as B.C. went 2-for-5 on the power play. Marie-Philip Poulin of BU would finish the month of October leading all Hockey East skaters in assists with 12, and points with 16.

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