Bears Fall To BC In Overtime, 9-8

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Providence, RI -  Hannah Alley scored the game-tying goal with 1:34 left in regulation and netted the game-winning goal with 11 seconds remaining in sudden death overtime to lead Boston College to a 9-8 victory over Brown at Stevenson Field in the final home game for the Bears.  The wins lifts Boston College to 10-4 overall, while the Bears fall to 7-6 overall.

Today's game also marked the final home game for Brown's Class of 2010 – Bethany Buzzell, Kara Kelly, Kiki Manners and Molly McCarthy.

Neither team led by more than two goals and Brown grabbed a late 8-7 lead on a free position goal by Kelly, her 30th goal of the season, with 8:37 left in regulation.  Seven minutes later, Alley scored on an unassisted goal to tie the game 8-8 and force overtime.

The game-winning goal was scored on a scramble when Sam Taylor picked up a ground ball and passed to Alley in front of the net for the game's final goal.

The back-and-forth game had BC grabbing a 3-2 lead at the half, and a 4-2 advantage with 28:57 left in the game.  Sophomore Kaela McGilloway and junior Paris Waterman got the Bears even, 4-4, with consecutive goals in the next three minutes.

After falling behind, 6-5, McGilloway and freshman Lindsay Minges scored both scored on free position shots to lift the Bears to their first lead, 7-6, with 17:08 left to play.

Taylor scored an unassisted goal for the Eagles to knot the score at 7-7, with 13:25 remaining, before Kelly gave the Bears an 8-7 lead with 8:37 left in regulation.

Waterman and McGilloway led the Bears with two goals each, while Waterman also added an assist.  Sophomore Isabel Harvey registered five saves in goal for Brown.

Alley, Taylor, Brooke Blue and Kristen Igore netted two goals each for the Eagles. Shiela Serafino made 10 saves for BC.

Brown will back in action for its final Ivy League game of the season next Saturday, April 25, traveling to Philadelphia to face the Penn Quakers.  Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Franklin Field.

Pictured:  Paris Waterman '11.  photo by dspics.com