Thursday presented a bitter pill for Team USA to swallow as the Americans choked up a late 2-0 lead to Canada to lose, 3-2 in overtime.
Boston College women’s ice hockey can now claim three more Olympic medals as Alex Carpenter, Molly Schaus, and Kelli Stack were members of the American team. These three and America came tantalizingly close to the nation’s first gold in women’s hockey since the 1998 Nagano games.
Carpenter, a junior with the Eagles, scored the Americans’ second and final goal early in the third period on a power play, which was assisted by Stack.
For Carpenter, the silver is her first ever Olympic medal. Schaus and Stack will add this silver to their silver from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as the former Boston College teammates become two-time medalists.
These are not the only current women’s Eagles to have Olympics medals, however: their coach, Katie King-Crowley, won all three medals — gold, silver, and bronze — over three Olympiads from 1998 to 2006.
The game did not produce the desired result, but congratulations to our Eagle ladies and to all of the Team USA women for doing America proud.