Boston College Rallies Past Northeastern, 2-1, To Win Women's Beanpot
Freshman defenseman Erin Connolly scores game-winning goal for Eagles

Freshman defenseman Erin Connolly scored the game-winning goal for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 1:07  NOE1-0 EV Kasidy Anderson (10)Andrea Renner/1, Maddie Hartman/12
3rd 8:37  BC1-1 EV Kristyn Capizzano (13)Delaney Belinskas/13, Caitrin Lonergan/17
3rd 12:56  BC2-1 PP GW Erin Connolly (7)Andie Anastos/19, Kenzie Kent/14
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston College  0022
Northeastern  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston College  711624
Northeastern  641020
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston College (21-3-5)  1/2 5/10 0
Northeastern (18-10-3)  0/3 4/8 0
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 19-3-5)60:001 64919
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (L, 17-8-3)59:072 711422
Empty Net0:530     

BOSTON - Kristyn Capizzano and Erin Connolly tallied third period goals to lead the sixth-ranked Boston College women's hockey team to its seventh Beanpot title Tuesday night with a 2-1 win over host Northeastern.

Scoreless through two periods, Northeastern took a 1-0 lead just over a minute into the third, but Capizzano equalized at 8:37 with a rising one-timer over Northeastern goaltender Brittany Bulgalski. Four and a half minutes later, BC capitalized on its second power-play opportunity of the night when Connolly banged in Andie Anastos' pass into the low slot to give the Eagles the lead.

BC goaltender Katie Burt made 19 saves in the win, while Bulgalski made 22 saves in the loss.

Connolly was voted as the Beanpot MVP, while Bulgalski was recognized with the Bertagna Award as the tournament's top goaltender.

BC has now won three of the last four Beanpot titles. This was the Eagles' second trophy win in the last five days after claiming the 2016-17 Hockey East regular-season crown on Friday night.

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39th Annual Beanpot | Championship Game
No. 6 Boston College 2, Northeastern 1
Friday, February 7, 2017
Matthews Arena | Boston, Mass.


3rd, 1:07 | 0-1, NU GOAL - Kasidy Anderson picked up Andrea Renner's clearance pass at the red line behind the Eagles' defense and skated in on a one-on-one with Katie Burt, beating the goaltender with a shot high to break the deadlock.

3rd, 8:37 | 1-1, BC GOAL - Caitrin Lonergan curled back in the neutral zone and played the puck away to Delaney Belinskas at center ice coming over for a line change. Belinskas pushed it ahead to Kristyn Capizzano - who had just come onto the ice - at the blue line and the senior skated into the zone and ripped off a rising shot from the top of the circle that beat Brittany Bulgalski over her stick-side shoulder to even the game.

3rd, 12:56 | 2-1, BC GOAL (PPG) - With the Eagles looking for the go-ahead goal and awarded just their second power play of the game, the team's first unit converted for the game-winning goal. BC worked the puck along the blue line and Kenzie Kent got it at the halfboards on the far side. She played the puck behind the net to Andie Anastos and the senior captain then sent a quick pass out to Erin Connolly in the slot. Connolly battled in traffic to get her stick on it and pushed the puck past Bulgalski for the eventual game-winning goal.


- This was Boston College's seventh Beanpot title: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017 ... this is the second time in program history that the Eagles successfully defended their Beanpot title

- BC extended its nation-leading unbeaten run to 17 games (14-0-3) that dates back to Nov. 11 ... BC's last loss was a 5-3 defeat at BU on Nov. 5

- The Eagles moved to 39-37-7 all-time against Northeastern and now have a 16-game undefeated streak (14-0-2) against the Huskies that dates back to November 2013

- The BC seniors finished their Beanpot careers with a 7-1 record, including three titles, matching the class of 2009 who also had three titles and a 7-1 record

- Today marked the fifth time this season BC was held scoreless through two periods: Oct. 1 at Minnesota Duluth (L, 5-2), Oct. 21 vs. Quinnipiac (T 0-0), Jan. 7 vs. Boston University (T 1-1) and Jan. 13 vs. Merrimack (W, 1-0) ... BC is now 2-1-2 in those games

- The Eagles notched their nation-leading 34th power-play goal ... the team was 1-for-2 on the man advantage tonight

- Kristyn Capizzano netted her first career Beanpot goal with her third-period goal to tie the game ... it was her 13th goal of the season and pushed her career point total to 99 points ... she finished her career with five points (1-4-5) in Beanpot games

- Erin Connolly's goal was her third Beanpot point this season ... the South Boston product had two assists - including an assist on Makenna Newkirk's game-tying goal - in the first round against Boston University

- Andie Anastos notched her 19th assist of the season on Connolly's goal ... it was her ninth career Beanpot point (2g, 7a)

- Kenzie Kent recorded her 14th assist of the season - and her 99th career point - on Connolly's goal

- Delaney Belinskas collected her 13th assist of the season on Capizzano's goal ... it was her first career Beanpot point ... Belinskas now has 27 points this season (14g, 13a)

- Caitrin Lonergan also had an assist on Capizzano's goal ... it was her 28th point of the season (11g, 17a)

- Makenna Newkirk saw her eight-game point streak snapped when she was held off the scoresheet ... she had three shots tonight

- Megan Keller had a game-high and a career-high eight blocked shots in tonight's win ... she exceeded her previous career best of seven blocks, also at Northeastern, on Nov. 28, 2015

- Katie Burt moved to 4-0 in Beanpot play in her career with tonight's win ... this was her 84th career win and she now sits alone in 10th place on the NCAA career wins chart, one victory back of BU's Kerrin Sperry '14 (85)


Boston College: 21-3-5, 15-2-3 HEA
Northeastern: 18-10-3, 13-7-2 HEA

BEANPOT MVP: Erin Connolly, BC

BERTAGNA AWARD (Tournament's Top Goaltender): Brittany Bulgalski, NU


1. Erin Connolly, BC
2. Brittany Bulgalski, NU
3. Kristyn Capizzano, BC


Boston College returns to the ice on Friday, Feb. 10, when the Eagles host Northeastern in the teams' final regular-season meeting of the season. Puck drop is set for 2 p.m. at Kelley Rink.