|1st||6:15||BC||1-0||SH||Megan Keller (6)||Delaney Belinskas/14, Serena Sommerfield/2|
|1st||9:05||BC||2-0||EV GW||Bridget McCarthy (3)||Haley McLean/6, Serena Sommerfield/3|
|1st||9:22||BC||3-0||EV||Erin Connolly (8)||Andie Anastos/20, Megan Keller/20|
|1st||19:02.6||BC||4-0||PP||Kenzie Kent (5)||Andie Anastos/21, Megan Keller/21|
|2nd||2:53||BC||5-0||EV||Kenzie Kent (6)||Andie Anastos/22, Megan Keller/22|
|2nd||6:14||VER||1-5||EV||Victoria Andreakos (9)||Alyssa Gorecki/9, Daria O'Neill/11|
|2nd||13:43||BC||6-1||EV||Megan Keller (7)||Haley McLean/7|
|2nd||18:12||BC||7-1||EV||Andie Anastos (13)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (22-4-5)||1/3||4/8||1|
|Madison Litchfield (L, 7-4-6)||9:22||3||3||0||0||3|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 20-4-5)||39:42||1||5||6||0||11|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Defenseman Megan Keller recorded a career-high five points and captain Andie Anastos added four points to lead the sixth-ranked Boston College women's hockey team to a 7-1 win over Vermont at Kelley Rink on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles tallied four goals in the first period before adding three in the second to secure the team's 22nd win of the season.
Keller scored two goals and added three assists, while Anastos had one goal and three assists. Kenzie Kent scored two goals to become the 15th player in program history to pass 100 career points, and both Haley McLean and Serena Sommerfield collected a pair of assists.
Katie Burt recorded her 85th career victory in goal with her 11-save effort through two periods. She moved into a tie for ninth place on the NCAA career wins list, matching BU's Kerrin Sperry '14. Her win also moved her into a tie for second on the Hockey East career wins chart in conference games, matching Sperry's 50 in league play.
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No. 6 Boston College 7, Vermont 1
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Kelley Rink | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED
1st, 6:15 | 1-0, BC GOAL (SHG) - With the Eagles on their first penalty kill of the game, Serena Sommerfield cleared the puck ahead and out of the D zone to Megan Keller. Keller and Delaney Belinskas entered the Vermont zone on an odd-man rush, where Keller fed Belinskas for the shot from the left wing. Catamounts goaltender Madison Litchfield made the initial save, but Keller poked in the rebound trailing the play and gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead with the team's eighth shorthanded goal of the season.
1st, 9:05 | 2-0, BC GOAL - Haley McLean carried the puck into the zone and took it behind the goal where she played Sommerfield at the left point. Sommerfield took space toward the center point and then dumped the puck back to McLean just off the half boards. The senior sent a shot toward goal, and Bridget McCarthy got a stick on it just above the crease to deflect it in past Litchfield.
1st, 9:22 | 3-0, BC GOAL - Off the faceoff following McCarthy's goal, Vermont won the draw and tried to bank the puck off the boards in front of the BC bench. Megan Keller broke up the play and Erin Connolly streaked in to pick up the puck behind Katie Burt's goal. Connolly came back around the other side of the goal and fed Andie Anastos at the edge of the circle, where the senior played the puck right back to Connolly who picked up Keller for a 2-on-1. Connolly streaked down the right wing and cut inside where she beat Litchfield with a wrist shot going away from her. After that goal, Vermont pulled Litchfield and replaced her with Melissa Black.
1st, 19:02 | 4-0, BC GOAL (PPG) - On the team' first power-play of the game with the first period winding down, Keller got control of the puck at the left point and dumped it to Anastos just off the half boards on the edge of the circle. Kent sprinted from the right point down to the empty back post and Anastos threaded a cross-ice pass to her through traffic, allowing Kent to notch her 100th career point with a goal into an open net.
2nd, 2:53 | 5-0, BC GOAL - Keller broke up the Catamounts' rush just ahead of the Eagles' blue line and Anastos beat out a pair of Vermont players to the puck at center ice. She pushed the puck ahead and created a 2-on-1 with Kent and then played the puck across to the junior who slotted home her second of the game to push the lead to five goals.
2nd, 6:14 | 5-1, UVM GOAL - Daria O'Neill collected the puck in her end and fed Alyssa Gorecki in the neutral zone. Gorecki took space in the BC end and was hooked hard into the back boards as she got the shot off. With the official's arm up for a hooking call, Victoria Andreakos potted loose puck in front to get the Catamounts on the board.
2nd, 14:33 | 6-1, BC GOAL - Haley McLean broke up Vermont break-out attempt near the UVM blue line and played it back to Keller in the back half of the neutral zone. Keller curled and skated through center ice and into the Catamounts' end, before laying off to McLean in the high slot. Black saved McLean's shot, but Keller popped in the rebound into an open net on the near side.
2nd, 18:12 | 7-1, BC GOAL - Black saved Kali Flanagan's breakaway on the near post and as UVM defenseman Amanda Brobot tried to clear the puck, Anastos skated in front of her, intercepted the pass and put a wrist shot on target, beating Black for the team's seventh goal. After the goal, Vermont lifted Black for freshman Sydney Scobee who finished the game.
- Megan Keller notched her first career five-point game of her career ... it was her eighth multiple-point game of the season and her third three-plus point game in the Eagles' last six games
- With her three first-period points, Keller claimed the Boston College career points record for a defenseman, notching her 103rd career point and passing Emily Pfalzer '15 who had 102 in her career ... she finished the game with 105 career points.
- Keller also passed Pfalzer to claim the BC defenseman career assist record with her set-up of Connolly's first-period goal ... that was her 80th assist of her career and she finished the game with 82 career assists.
- With her three assists today, Keller pushed her career assist total to 82, and moved into a tie for fifth on the BC career assist chart with Erin Magee '99 and Andie Anastos (see below)
- Keller's first goal was her first shorthanded goal of the season and the second of her career ... her last one came on Nov. 14, 2014 during her freshman season
- Keller's five points today marked the Eagles' first five-point game since Haley Skarupa had five assists at Syracuse on Dec. 10, 2015
- Andie Anastos notched her second four-point game of the season and her first since Dec. 3 at Providence ... it was her fourth four-point game of her career
- With her three assists, she pushed her career total to 82 and moved into a tie for fifth on the BC career assist chart with Keller and Magee (see above).
- Moved into eighth on the career points list (137) ... one points back of sixth held by Emily Field '15 and Dana Trivigno '16
- Anastos now has 17 career points against Vermont (7 goals, 10 assists) in 13 games to lead all active Eagles
- Kenzie Kent collected the fifth two-goal game of her career... it was her first goal since Jan. 14 at Merrimack and her first two-goal game since Nov. 28, 2015 in a 6-2 win at No. 4 Northeastern
- Kent's first goal was the 100th point of her career ... she is the 15th player in program history to reach the 100-point mark and the second this season
- Katie Burt recorded her 85th career win with her 11-save effort through two periods ... the victory moved her into a tie for ninth place on the NCAA career wins chart, matching Kerrin Sperry (BU '14)
- The win was also Burt's 50th career win in Hockey East play, moving her into a tie for second on the conference's career wins chart, matching Sperry's 50 wins in HEA
- Serena Sommerfield collected the first multiple-point game of her career with assists on the Eagles' first two goals ... her assist on Keller's game-opening goal was her first point since an assist at Providence on Dec. 3 - a span of 14 games
- Erin Connolly's first-period goal was her eighth goal of the season ... it was just her third even-strength goal as five of her tallies have come on the power-play
- Haley McLean notched her sixth and seventh assists of the season in today's win ... it was just her second career multiple-point game, and her first since her freshman year: Jan. 17, 2014 in a 5-2 win at home against Vermont
- Delaney Belinskas recorded her 14th assist of the season on Keller's first-period goal ... she pushed her freshman-season point total to 28 points
- Gabri Switaj made her fourth appearance of the season in goal, coming in to spell Burt at the top of the third period ... it was her first appearance in goal since she started - and won - the Eagles' 7-1 win against New Hampshire on Nov. 12 ... among Switaj's five saves were two on one-on-one breakaways
- Caitrin Lonergan's four-game point streak was snapped when she was held off the scoresheet today
- The win pushed Boston College's all-time record to 38-3-3 against Vermont since both teams were club programs (1999-2000 on) ... at home, the Eagles are now 20-3-1 against the Catamounts ... BC has won the last 14 meetings between the teams and is now 20-0-3 in the teams' last 23 contests
- BC's four first-period goals was a single-period best for the team this season
- Boston College scored its nation-leading eighth shorthanded goal of the season ... the Eagles' eight shorthanded goals match Northeastern's eight atop the national charts
- The Eagles tallied their nation-leading 36th power-play goal of the season
- BC has now scored a power-play goal in 23 of 31 games this season, including one in each of the last five games
- BC went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill, marking the 10th time in 11 games the Eagles were perfect on the kill ... the Eagled pushed their nation-leading PK percentage to 92.2 percent
- The Eagles were without two additional regular players after weekend injuries: leading scorer Makenna Newkirk and defenseman Caroline Ross ... BC dressed just 16 skaters today
1. Megan Keller, BC
2. Andie Anastos, BC
3. Kenzie Kent, BC
Vermont: 12-11-9, 8-7-7 HEA
Boston College: 22-4-5, 16-3-3 HEA
Boston College will close out the 2016-17 regular season next weekend with a home-and-home series with Providence. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Eagles will travel to Schneider Arena for the team's 2 p.m. faceoff, before returning home to close the regular season at Kelley Rink at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. On Sunday, BC will also recognize its three seniors in a pregame ceremony.