Current Boston College Eagles women’s hockey player Alex Carpenter scored Team USA’s first goal in America’s semifinal win over Sweden, 6-1.
The American women will play in the gold medal game at 9pm local time (noon Eastern) on Thursday. Team USA will face Canada in that contest.
In a game that turned out to be the complete opposite of competitive, Carpenter scored a power play goal at 6:10 of the first period to give the United States a 1-0 lead. Another Eagle, Kelli Stack, recorded the secondary assist on the goal. That score opened the offensive flood gates; America would outshoot Sweden 70-9.
Two former Boston College Eagles who play on the women’s team, Stack and Molly Schaus, won silver at the 2010 Vancouver games and are seeking their first Olympic golds.
Congratulations to Carpenter, Stack, and Schaus on earning what will at least be a silver medal at the Sochi games.