|1st||4:42||BC||1-0||SH||Kristyn Capizzano (12)||Haley McLean/5|
|1st||10:25||BC||2-0||EV GW||Megan Keller (4)||Makenna Newkirk/20, Kristyn Capizzano/7|
|2nd||9:00||MER||1-2||EV||Annie Boeckers (7)||Paige Voight/7, Mikyla Grant-Mentis/15|
|2nd||15:42||BC||3-1||SH||Andie Anastos (12)||Megan Keller/15|
|3rd||10:45||BC||4-1||EV||Makenna Newkirk (10)||Megan Keller/16|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (19-3-4)||0/1||3/6||2|
|Samantha Ridgewell (L, 3-6-2)||60:00||4||7||12||11||30|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 17-3-4)||59:42||1||11||5||7||23|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College women's hockey team scored two shorthanded goals in Wednesday's 4-1 victory against Merrimack.
Fresh off breaking the Hockey East record for career points and assists by a defenseman, junior Megan Keller recorded a goal and two assists to lead the Eagles. . Senior Kristyn Capizzano and sophomore Makenna Newkirk each posted a goal and an assist for BC (19-3-4, 14-2-2).
Newkirk recorded the final goal of the game for her 10th of the season. Keller cleared the puck from the neutral zone for her second assist of the game, giving her 21 on the season.
Senior captain Andie Anastos scored her second shorthanded goal of the season to give the Eagles the 3-1 lead over Merrimack (8-17-3, 4-14 HEA) late in the second period.
Capizzano's shorthanded goal put BC on the board early with a 1-0 advantage less than five minutes into the game.
Keller added another score to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead with 9:35 left in the first period.
BC ended the contest with a 33-19 faceoff advantage. Junior goalie Katie Burt recorded 23 saves.
The victory moved BC's undefeated streak to 14 games (12-0-2) since Nov. 11. BC won all three of its games against Merrimack this season and improved to 6-0-0 all-time against the Warriors.
Head coach Katie Crowley earned her 151st win at the helm of the Eagles, tying for second in Hockey East record books with Providence coach Bob Deraney. Crowley needs two more victories to tie former New Hampshire coach Brian McCloskey for the conference record.
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No. 6 Boston College 4, Merrimack 1
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Kelley Rink | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED
1st, 15:18 | BC 1-0 (SHG): Capizzano stole the puck from a Merrimack skater as the Warriors tried to work it up the ice. She spun into open space and shot it above Merrimack goalie Dominique Kremer's stick for the game's opening goal.
1st, 9:35 | BC 2-0: Keller controlled the puck neutral zone and dumped it to Capizzano. Capizzano passed it off to freshman Caitrin Lonergan. Lonergan worked it up the ice and got it to junior Kali Flanagan on the breakaway. Flanagan's shot bounced off sophomore Newkirk in front of the net. Keller collected the rebound and put it back for the score.
2nd, 11:00 | BC 2-1: Merrimack's Annie Boeckers pushed the puck down to Paige Voigt, who worked it behind the net and curled back to hook it around a BC defender. Burt saved the shot but Mikyla Grant-Mentis recovered it in a scrum of BC defenders in front of the net and edged it across the goal line.
2nd, 4:18 | BC 3-1 (SHG): BC cleared the puck from its zone on Merrimack's power play. Keller chased it down and got off a shot. Kremer blocked it but Anastos out back the rebound for the Eagles' second shorthanded goal of the game.
3rd, 9:15 | BC 4-1: BC got two shots off on a faceoff but Merrimack defenders were able to block both. The Warriors worked it up to the neutral zone before Keller stole the puck and scooped it by Merrimack's net. Newkirk slapped it above Kremer's glove for the fourth BC goal of the game.
- The Eagles extended their unbeaten streak - the longest in the nation - to 14 games. They are 12-0-2 dating back to Nov. 11.
- The last time BC scored two shorthanded goals in a game was in an 8-1 victory at Boston University on Nov. 7, 2015.
- Head coach Katie Crowley is tied for second in Hockey East record books with 151 career victories, all won at Boston College. Providence's Bob Deraney (2002-present) also has 151 wins while former New Hampshire coach Brian McCloskey (2002-13) sits in first with 153.
- With the victory, the Eagles clinched home ice for the Hockey East Quarterfinals. The two points brought the season total to 32, allowing a claim on one of the four home-ice berths in the playoffs.
- The Eagles are 6-0-0 all-time against Merrimack and the Wednesday night win finished off a three-game sweep in 2016-17.
- The Eagles did not allow a power-play goal in Merrimack's three chances on the night and they have not allowed a power-play goal in the last 24 straight, dating back to Jan. 7.
Boston College: 19-3-4, 15-2-2 HEA
Merrimack: 8-17-3, 4-14-0 HEA
1. Megan Keller
2. Kristyn Capizzano
3. Makenna Newkirk
The Eagles take on Boston University in the first round of the Beanpot on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. at Northeastern. BC is 1-1-1 against BU this season.