No. 5 UNH women's ice hockey ties up Boston College, 2-2

Hansen records goal, assist for 'Cats

DURHAM, N.H. -- Nicole Goguen (Truro, Nova Scotia) tied the game with 9:41 remaining in regulation to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 2-2 draw against Boston College at the Whittemore Center.

UNH, now 29-0-2 lifetime against BC, is 13-4-3 overall and 6-0-1 in Hockey East. The Eagles are 5-11-3, 1-6-2.

New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead at 16:09 of the first period when a shot by Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) from the left circle hit BC goalie Alison Quandt and trickled into the net. Taylor Palazeti (Calgary, Alberta) set up the goal with a pass from the left corner.

The Wildcats held that one-goal lead until 8:04 of the middle stanza, when Sarah Feldman scored on her own rebound at the right doorstep. Kim Meagher was credited with an assist. The teams remained tied, 1-1, through two periods.

BC took a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal at 3:22 of the third period. Sarah Carlson's initial shot from the right point was blocked in front by a UNH defender, but Deborah Spillane was in front to collect the puck and fire it into the net. Nancy Gillis was also credited with an assist.

Goguen tied the game, 2-2, at 10:19 when her shot from the left point sailed inside the far post. Hansen picked up an assist.

UNH goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded 13 saves while Quandt stopped 24 shots defending the BC goal.

New Hampshire returns to action at home Jan. 11 vs. Colgate University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.

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