CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts – Despite a close first period, the BC Eagles, ranked 5th in the nation, rode a 4 goal effort from Freshman Delaney Belinskas to a 5-1 victory over the Black Bears, who are now 0-2-0 in conference play, 1-5-0 overall.
The Black Bears scored their only goal 14:19 into the first period as Tereza Vanisova struck first on a feed from Brooke Stacey on the fast break to put Maine up 1-0. Less than a minute later BC would answer back with Belinskas’ first goal, on a fast-break of her own to tie the game at 1 all 14:51 into the first period.
From then on BC took control in the final two periods, with 2 more goals from Belinskas in the second period, both of which came on the power play. Her first came just 52 seconds into the second period, on a 5-on-3, and 2:04 into the period on a standard 5-on-4. BC out-shot Maine 16-8 in the 2nd, and led 3-1 going into the 3rd.
In the third period BC maintained control of the game, not allowing Maine to get many opportunities, giving Maine 2 power plays in the third but not allowing them to score. The 4th goal came 15:12 into the third as an even strength goal from Belinskas put BC up 4-1. Maine only committed one penalty in the third period but it would prove costly as BC capitalized for the 3rd time on the power play with a goal from Bridget McCarthy for her first goal of the season 18:36 into the third.
Carly Jackson faced 34 shots and saved 29 of them on the afternoon as her record falls to 0-5-0. Katie Burt for BC saved 18 of 19 shots faced for her 2nd win of the season, she is now 2-1-1 on the season.