2020 Women’s Beanpot Wrap: BC Beats Harvard In Consolation Game

BOSTON — The Eagles made easy work of the Crimson on Tuesday night as BC beat Harvard 3-1 in the 2020 Women’s Beanpot consolation game at Walter Brown Arena.

Harvard created plenty of chances over the 60 minutes, but Eagles goalie Kelly Pickreign was a brick wall in net, stopping all but one of the 37 shots that came her way.

Alexie Guay, Delaney Belinskas and Hannah Bilka had the goals for BC, while Kristin Della Rovere accounted for Harvard’s lone tally.

Beth Larcom denied 22 shots for Harvard.

With the win, BC placed third in this year’s Women’s Beanpot, while Harvard came in fourth.

Here’s how it all went down:

EAGLES STRIKE FIRST
Harvard controlled much of the opening minutes of the first period. But BC was awarded a power play after Dominique Petrie was called for hooking and the Eagles were able to take a 1-0 lead.

Guay deked out a Crimson defender and sent a laser past Larcom at the 9:49 mark.

Harvard found itself down a goal after 20, despite outshooting the Eagles 11-8.

BC ADDS TWO MORE
The Crimson again had a strong start to the period, but it was BC that was able to gain a two-goal edge.

The Eagles did not have a shot on net compared to Harvard’s six, until the 3:41 mark when Belinskas beat Larcom five-hole to put BC up 2-0.

Pickreign was strong in net for BC as Harvard peppered her with shots as the period continued. Larcom, on the other hand, wasn’t so lucky and allowed the Eagles to take a commanding 3-0 lead with 8:02 left in the second.

Bilka deflected Hadley Hartmetz’s wrister past Lacrom’s stick for BC’s third straight goal.

The Crimson looked destined to cut into BC’s lead 30 seconds later, but Pickreign stood on her head to keep Harvard off the board.

The Eagles took the edge into the third. Harvard continued to outshoot its opponent 23-16.

BC SEALS IT
The Crimson, as they had all game, put plenty of pucks on net and had a plethora of opportunities to cut into BC’s lead. But Pickreign proved too strong, stopping seven straight shots.

Harvard finally got one by her with 8:36 remaining when Della Rovere, whose snipe previously was stopped by Pickreign, was waiting at the post and completed the tic-tac-goal sequence to make it 3-1.

But that’s all the Crimson would be able to get as BC came away with the win.