#13 Providence Can’t Climb Out of Early Deficit on Senior Day

The No.13 Providence College women’s hockey team fell to No.15 Boston College, 5-2, on Friday, Feb. 17 at Schneider Arena.

Providence – 2 | Boston College – 5

Providence – 19-10-4 (14-8-4 HEAW) | Boston College – 19-13-1 (16-10-0 HEAW)

Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.


-The Eagles got on board first with a goal from Gaby Roy 8:04 into the first period. Cayla Barnes and Kelly Browne assisted the goal.

-Boston College’s Katie Pyne scored at 15:12 for a 2-0 lead.

-Alex Guay recorded the Eagles’ third goal of the period at 17:35, with help from Hannah Bilka and Katie Pyne.

-Boston College led 3-0 heading into the first intermission.

-Hope Walinski (Lincoln, R.I.) replaced Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) in net at the start of the second period. It marked Walinski’s first career game.

-Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) put the Friars on the board at the 14:09 mark of the second period with a power play goal (3-1). Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) and Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) were each credited with an assist.

-The Eagles took a 4-1 lead 3:03 into the final period with a goal by Abby Newhook.

-Newhook converted on a power play at 10:48, 5-1. Caroline DiFore and Hannah Bilka assisted the play.

-Rachel Weiss (Calgary, Alberta) netted the final goal of the day at the 18:18 mark of the third period. Ida Press (Uppsala, Sweden) and Lindsay Bochna (Toronto, Ontario) each tallied an assist to make the final score 5-2.

– Abstreiter recorded nine saves and Walinski finished with 10 saves.

Providence –
Shots: 37
Face-offs: 28/23
Power plays: 1/3
Penalty Kill: 2/3

Boston College –
Shots: 24
Face-offs: 23/28
Power plays: 1/3
Penalty Kill: 2/3

Shots: Hjalmarsson (6)
Goals: Neubauerova, Weiss (1)
Assists: DeBlois, Bochna, Hjalmarsson, Press (1)
Points: Neubauerova, Weiss, DeBlois, Bochna, Hjalmarsson, Press (1)

The Friars will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Saturday, Feb. 18 for a 2:00 p.m. puck drop against Boston College.

For more updates on the Providence women’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @PCWHockey.

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