BC women's hockey beats Clarkson in OT to advance to national title game, remain perfect

Scott McLaughlin
March 18, 2016 - 2:49 pm

The Boston College women's hockey team hadn't trailed by two goals all season, so trailing Clarkson 2-0 midway through Friday's national semifinal was not a position they're used to being in. But the Eagles came back, tied the game with 3:53 left in regulation and then won in overtime to advance to Sunday's national championship game and improve to 40-0-0 on the season. Senior Haley Skarupa scored her 34th goal of the season to cut Clarkson's lead to 2-1 with 5:28 left in the second, then classmate Kaliya Johnson scored late in regulation to force overtime. It didn't take long for BC to end the game in the extra session, as Skarupa one-timed a pass from Alex Carpenter past Clarkson goalie Shea Tiley just 58 seconds in. The Eagles will face the winner of Friday's second semifinal between Wisconsin and Minnesota in Sunday's national title game at the Whittemore Center in Durham, New Hampshire. BC is trying to become the second women's hockey team ever to complete a perfect season.