Minnesota Duluth scored the first three goals and held on to defeat No. 6-ranked Boston College 3-2 Thursday night in a nonconference college women’s game before 407 fans at Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Bulldogs (3-3-1) led 3-0 early in the third period after goals by defenseman Brigette Lacquette, and wingers Zoe Hickel and Jenna McParland, all at even strength. It was Hickel’s third goal in three games.
Boston College (1-3), from Hockey East, rallied with a pair of goals in the game’s final 10 minutes. Emily Pfalzer got the Eagles to within 3-2 with 1:29 remaining in a shift using an extra attacker with goalie Megan Miller pulled.
Boston College led 41-27 in shots on goal. UMD freshman goalie Kayla Black, who has played every game this season, had a season-high 39 saves.
The Eagles were 48-17-9 the past two seasons in reaching the Division I Frozen Four in 2011 and 2012. UMD is 5-1 lifetime versus Boston College.
Minnesota Duluth 1-1-1—3
Boston College 0-0-2—2
First period — 1. UMD, Brigette Lacquette 1, 18:48. Penalties — Katie Wilson, UMD (checking), :14; Kristina Brown, Boston College (interference), 4:30.
Second period — 2. UMD, Zoe Hickel 3 (Pernilla Winberg), 9:57. Penalties — Vanessa Thibault,. UMD (checking), 2:29; Caitlin Walsh, Boston College (hooking), 16:59.
Third period — 3. UMD, Jenna McParland 2 (Aleksandra Vafina, Shara Jasper), 6:02; 4. Boston College, Alex Carpenter 1 (Meghan Grieves, Kaliya Johnson), 10:33; 5. Boston College, Emily Pfalzer 1 (Emily Field, Dana Trivigno), 18:31 (ea). Penalties — Hickel, UMD (checking0, :13; lacquette, UMD (checking), 1:09.
Shots on goal — UMD 9-12-6–27, Boston College 10-15-16–41. Goalies — Kayla Black (3-3-1), UMD (41 shots-39 saves); Megan Miller (0-2), Boston College (27 shots-24 saves). Power plays — UMD 0-of-2, Boston College 0-of-4. Referees — Katie Guay, Chris Leavitt. Linesmen — Tim Kerrigan, Adam Stanieich. A — 407.