No. 10 BC Knocks Off Bulldogs 3-1 in Opener

No. 10 BC Knocks Off Bulldogs 3-1 in Opener

Oct. 21, 2006

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 10 Boston College scored twice in the game's first 10 minutes, then held on for a 3-1 win over Yale in the Bulldogs' season opener Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Senior forward Jenna Spring scored Yale's lone goal.

BC (4-0-1), which had scored 15 goals in its first four games, opened the scoring 4:19 in with a power-play goal from Becky Zavisza. Allie Thunstrom added an even-strength goal at 9:28.

After being outshot 12-2 in the opening period, Yale responded by outshooting BC 17-10 in the second. The Bulldogs could not get one past Eagles netminder Molly Schaus, however. She would finish with 29 saves.

Yale finally broke through 2:02 into the third when Spring scored off an assist by freshman forward Denise Soesilo. The Eagles put the game away on a power-play goal by Anna McDonald with 2:29 remaining.

The Bulldogs pulled junior goaltender Shivon Zilis (30 saves) with 57 seconds left but could not get back on the scoreboard.

Yale hosts McGill in an exhibition game Sunday at 2:00.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity