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Women's Hockey Continues Unbeaten Streak With Win Over Providence

Boston College women’s hockey continued their unbeaten streak on Saturday afternoon, moving their win column from eight to nine with a 5-2 win over Hockey East foe Providence.

The Eagles took an early lead, going up 1-0 a little over one minute into the first period off Savannah Norcross’s first goal of the season. Caroline DiFiore forced a turnover, allowing Jillian Fey and Norcross to skate up the ice in a 2-on-1 that ended with Norcross finding the back of the net.

Providence tied the game up at one apiece less than 30 seconds into the second period. However, this did not deter BC’s offense as they went on to score four goals in under 10 minutes–an incredible offensive feat for the Eagles.

Powerhouse Delaney Belinskas ignited the offense, putting BC back in the lead at 1:44. DiFiore, Kelly Browne, and another goal for Belinskas accounted for the rest of the Eagles’ offensive output in the second period, bringing the score to 5-1.

Providence tacked on one more goal in the third period, closing out the score at 5-2 and giving BC their 37th win all-time against Providence. 

The Eagles’ goalie Maddy McArthur tacked on 16 saves on the day. BC outshot the Friars 30-18, displaying the cohesiveness of both the offense and defense throughout the game. Although Providence had four power play scoring opportunities, they weren’t able to capitalize on them due to BC’s dominance on the ice.

BC will look to remain unbeaten on Saturday when they take on UConn in Storrs on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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