|1st||6:23||BC||1-0||EV GW||Erin Connolly (2)||Makenna Newkirk/12, Caroline Ross/3|
|1st||7:32||BC||2-0||EV||Caitrin Lonergan (12)||Daryl Watts/20, Kathleen McNamara/2|
|2nd||10:56||BC||3-0||EV||Daryl Watts (13)||Caitrin Lonergan/16, Serena Sommerfield/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (10-1-1)||0/3||3/6||0|
|Annie Belanger (L, 3-4-2)||60:00||3||13||9||9||31|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 10-1-1)||60:00||0||6||9||7||22|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The second-ranked Boston College women's hockey team posted its first shutout of the season, earning a 3-0 win over Connecticut on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
Katie Burt made 22 saves to claim her 101st career win at Boston College (10-1-1, 5-0-1 HEA), moving her into sole possession of second place on the NCAA career victories chart. Burt's shutout was also her 32rd of her career, moving her into a tie for fourth place on the NCAA career shutouts list.
BC out-shot Connecticut (3-4-3, 0-4-2 HEA) 34-22 on the day.
Daryl Watts (one goal, one assist) and Caitrin Lonergan (one goal, one assist) each had multiple-point games as the Eagles remained unbeaten in Hockey East play this year. Erin Connolly got the Eagles on the board first at 6:23 of the first period, before Lonergan extended the lead just over a minute later at 7:32. Watts' goal wrapped up the scoring at 10:56 of the second.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 18, in the back half of the home-and-home series. Faceoff at the Huskies' Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn., is set for 3 p.m.
No. 2 Boston College 3, Connecticut 0
Friday, November 17, 2017
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED
1st, 6:23 | BC GOAL, 1-0 - Caroline Ross threw a shot on target from the center point and Annie Belanger made the save, but couldn't control the rebound. As Erin Connolly came across the crease to create traffic, Makenna Newkirk came in and pushed the puck over to her and Connolly shoveled the puck in past Belanger for the 1-0 BC lead.
1st, 7:32 | BC GOAL, 2-0 - Kathleen McNamara kept the puck in the point and dumped it to Caitrin Lonergan curling in off the half boards. Lonergan then pushed it ahead to Daryl Watts at the top of the circle, and she skated across the high slot before backhanding a pass back through traffic in the slot for Lonergan on the off post who banged it home to increase the Eagles' lead.
2nd, 10:56 | BC GOAL, 3-0 - UConn cleared a long stretch of BC possession and Serena Sommerfield picked up the puck up in the BC and bounced a pass off the boards on the angle. Lonergan picked it up with speed and cut through the neutral zone along the boards, into the UConn end and around the back of Belanger's net. At the edge of the faceoff circle on the far side, she looked inside and connected with Watts in the high slot. She reached out to make space and then sniped a shot high over Belanger while falling to push the Eagles' lead to 3-0.
- Boston College is now undefeated at 11-0-2 in its last 13 meetings dating back to the 2014-15 season ... the Eagles are now 14-0-1 at home against UConn since the 2007-08 season ... overall, BC holds a 31-14-9 edge in the all-time series.
- Katie Burt recorded her 32nd career shutout with her 22-save effort today ... she is now tied for fourth on the NCAA career shutouts list, matching former Minnesota goaltender Amanda Leveielle '16 on the list ... she is now seven shutouts back of third place on the list, held by former Wisconsin goaltender Jessie Vetter (39)
- Burt's win today pushed her career total to 101, and moved her into sole possession of second place on the NCAA career wins list ... she is now 13 wins back of first-place Noora Raty (Minnesota '13) who had 114 in her career
- Makenna Newkirk extended her career-long point streak to 12 games with her first-period assist on Erin Connolly's goal ... she has recorded at least one point in every game so far this season
- Caitrin Lonergan notched her 10th multiple-point game of the season ... she has at least one point in 11 of 12 games so far this year, with multiple-point efforts in all but one
- Lonergan's goal in the first period was her 12th of the season
- Daryl Watts collected her 10th multiple-point game of the campaign ... her second-period goal was her 13th of the season to lead the team ... her assist on Lonergan's goal in the first period was her 20th of the season, a total that leads the nation
- Erin Connolly notched her second goal of the season with her first-period goal ... all five of her points (2 goals, 3 assists) have come in the last six games
- With the second assist on Erin Connolly's first-period goal, Caroline Ross recorded her third assist of the season, matching her freshman-year total of three in 36 games
- Serena Sommerfield set a single-season high in assist with her sixth assist of the season, coming on Watts' second-period goal ... as a sophomore in 2016-17, she had five assists in 38 games
- Kathleen McNamara picked up her second career assist with her first-period helper on Lonergan's goal ... both of her assists have come at home from the left point
- Today's win by the 3-0 scoreline marked the first time this season Boston College won a game when scoring fewer than four goals ... entering today, the Eagles were 9-0-0 when scoring four or more goals, and 0-1-1 when scoring fewer than four goals - including a 2-2 tie at UConn on Oct. 20.
Connecticut: 4-5-3, 0-4-2 HEA
Boston College: 10-1-1, 5-0-1 HEA
The two teams will meet again tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 18, in the back half of the home-and-home series. Faceoff at the Huskies' Freitas Ice Forum, in Storrs, Conn., is set for 3 p.m.