April 10, 2013

Mannelly Saves No. 19 BC In Overtime

from press release

DURHAM, N.H. - Freshman Sarah Mannelly scored in overtime, and junior Kate McCarthy scored a career-high four goals as No. 19/17 Boston College beat New Hampshire in overtime, 10-9, at Memorial Field on Wednesday evening.

After BC scored the last four goals of regulation to force an extra session, Mannelly found the back of the net with 15 seconds left in the first half of overtime to propel the Eagles (7-6, 3-2 ACC) to the win over the Wildcats (4-8, 1-2 America East).

Mannelly recorded a total of three goals in the game while McCarthy scored four goals on the day after scoring four goals in the season's first 12 contests. Sophomore Covie Stanwick posted two goals, and freshman Kara Magley registered her first career goal.

After a 3-0 run gave the Wildcats a 9-5 edge with 12:05 to play, the Eagles scored four unanswered goals to tie the game, 9-9 with 1:32 left on the clock. Mannelly started the streak with a goal off a free position shot before Stanwick converted after making a spin move on the right side.

To close the run, McCarthy scored her fourth goal of the game attacking from straight on, and Mannelly connected on a shot after using a spin move to lose her defender on the left side. BC held the Wildcats scoreless over the last 1:32 to force overtime.

UNH scored the second half's first two goals to take a 6-2 lead and force BC to use a timeout. The Eagles then went on a 3-0 run to pull within 6-5 of the Wildcats with 17:57 remaining. McCarthy started the run's scoring off a free position shot. Stanwick then found the back of the net beating her defender and the goalie on the left side. McCarthy closed the run with a goal attacking from straight on.

After UNH scored the game's first goal, McCarthy found the back of the net to tie the game just over 15 minutes into the first half. The Wildcats took a 2-1 edge before Magley recorded her goal off a free position shot tying the score, 2-2, with 8:24 to play in the first. New Hampshire connected on the half's last two goals to take a 4-2 edge at the break.

Boston College next plays at Vermont on Friday at 4 p.m.

Game Notes:
BC improved to 7-9 all-time against UNH; BC has won the last four meetings ... Sarah Mannelly scored three or more goals in a game for the sixth time this season ... McCarthy scored four goals in game after coming into the contest with seven career goals ... the game marked BC's first overtime contest of the year.

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