No. 19 Boston College Escapes New Hampshire in Overtime

Boston College called time out at that point and responded with three consecutive goals in less than four minutes to trim the deficit to 6-5. McCarthy's free-position goal from the top-right into the upper-right corner ignited the rally at 21:27.

Stanwick made it 6-4 at 20:31 when she circled from behind the net around the left post to the top of the crease, where she tucked a shot inside the right post. McCarthy netted her third goal of the game when she drove down the right side of the field into the fan and scored short-side at 17:57.

UNH called a timeout and also strung together three consecutive goals to reestablish a four-goal cushion at 9-5. Simpson, on a free position from the top-right, shot high into the upper-right corner for her second goal of the game at 15:53. Hinkle controlled the ensuing draw and Simpson struck again at 15:20 when she curled around the left post and dropped a low shot into the net.

In a quick BC counterattack, Rix attacked down the middle of the fan and fired a shot past O'Keefe, but Rees had stepped in front of Rix and drew the charge to negate the shot.

The Wildcats cleared the ball and Brooke McGillis (Berwyn, Pa.) slipped a pass from the top of the fan to Casiano in the middle, and she executed a bounce shot that sailed over Mata into the cage to give UNH a 9-5 lead at 12:05.

BC's McCarthy hit the post at 11:39 and on the same possession Kate Rich rang another shot off the post at 9:43. The Eagles retained control of the ball and Mannelly netted a free-position goal to lift the visitors within 9-6 at 8:59.

Boston College was awarded a free position at 8:09, and on the restart Cali Ceglarski caught the ball at the left doorstep but O'Keefe made the save to keep the 'Cats ahead by three goals.

Following a UNH turnover, Stanwick potted her 40th goal of the season on a low shot from the right wing at 7:06 to lift BC within 9-7. Rix earned control of the draw and then fired a shot wide at 6:53. O'Keefe sprinted behind the cage to gain possession for the Wildcats, who cleared the ball to the other end of the field but another unforced turnover gave possession back to BC with six minutes remaining in regulation.

McCarthy's fourth goal of the game reduced the Eagles' deficit to 9-8 at 5:09 and she won the draw control to keep momentum in the visitor's favor. McCarthy's free-position shot was stopped by O'Keefe at 4:19 and once New Hampshire methodically advanced the ball to the attack zone. Instead of opting to go into a spread offense, Hinkle caught Simpson's entry pass on the right side and quickly fired a high shot that was snared by Mata at 3:11.

At the other end of the field, Mannelly curled from behind the net around the left post to the top of the crease and placed a low shot into the cage to forge the third tie of the game, 9-9, at 1:32.

Casiano gained control of the ensuing draw and New Hampshire called its second timeout at 1:23, looking to win a third game this season on a game-winning goal with one second (or less) to play.

BC's defense successfully kept the 'Cats at bay until the waning seconds, when Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) took a shot in traffic that Mata easily blocked away to send the game into overtime.

Kara Magley earned the draw control for BC and the Eagles held for one shot in the opening three-minute half of the extra session, and it resulted in Mannelly's unassisted goal at 3:15.

BC's Rix won the next draw but opted to keep possession by going to the left corner to run out the time until the teams changed ends with 3:00 on the clock.

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2013-04-10



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