Recap | Box Score
Ott Registers 72 Saves, Black Bears Fall in OT
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The University of Maine women's ice hockey team traveled to #3 Boston College on Friday night for a Hockey East Quarterfinal matchup. The Black Bears fell in overtime by a score of 2-1.
The first frame went scoreless as Boston College held a 17-7 shot advantage over Maine. Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Michigan) notched several phenomenal saves in the first as she anchored the Black Bear defense against a tough Eagles attack.
Maine opened up the second period with a quick goal 37 seconds in as Shawna Lesperance (Belle River, Ontario) took a shot from the top of the zone. Jennifer More (Deloraine, Manitoba) was able to pick up the rebound off the Boston College goalie just to the left of the crease and buried the puck for her seventh of the season. Lesperance registered her first career assist on the goal.
The Black Bears entered the third period with a 1-0 lead.
Melissa Bizzari of Boston College tied the game at 1-1 as a scrum ensued in front of the Black Bear goalie. The goal comes at 9:07 of the third period with Dana Trivigno and Emily Field registering assists.
End of regulation came with a 1-1 tie.
The Eagles would register the game winner 4:00 into the first overtime for the 2-1 win. Haley Skarupa picked up the goal with Alex Carpenter and Dru Burns registering assists on the winning goal.
Brittany Ott got the start for Maine between the pipes, allowing two goals while posting a career high 72 saves. This breaks the previous school record of 69 saves also held by Ott. Ott finishes the 2012-13 season with a record of 5-16-3.
Corrine Boyles allowed one goal on 17 saves for Boston College.