Boston College Rolls Past Harvard, 6-2
Junior forward Makenna Newkirk posts goal and two assists for Eagles

Junior forward Makenna Newkirk had a goal and two assists for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:19  BC1-0 EV Willow Corson (6)Caitrin Lonergan/34, Kenzie Kent/12
1st 18:40  BC2-0 EV Toni Ann Miano (13)Maegan Beres/7, Makenna Newkirk/31
2nd 5:10  BC3-0 EV GW Makenna Newkirk (15)Daryl Watts/34, Maegan Beres/8
3rd 3:11  BC4-0 EV Caitrin Lonergan (25)Kenzie Kent/13, Toni Ann Miano/16
3rd 12:18  HAR1-4 EV Nikki Friesen (1)Keely Moy/3, Kate Glover/2
3rd 12:40  BC5-1 EV Daryl Watts (31)Makenna Newkirk/32, Maegan Beres/9
3rd 18:54  HAR2-5 PP Haley Mullins (5)Ali Peper/6, Kaitlin Tse/8
3rd 19:10  BC6-2 EV Erin Connolly (3)Delaney Belinskas/7, Grace Bizal/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Harvard  0022
Boston College  2136
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Harvard  15121138
Boston College  1061430
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Harvard (8-8-1)  1/3 0/0 0
Boston College (20-2-3)  0/0 3/6 0
Harvard Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Beth Larcom (L, 8-7-1)60:006 851124
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 20-2-3)60:002 1512936

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Makenna Newkirk and Maegan Beres each registered three-point nights as the No. 2 Boston College women's hockey team earned a 6-2 win over Harvard on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink.

BC staked a 3-0 lead after two periods and then out-scored the Crimson 3-2 in third period to claim the non-conference victory. Six different Eagles scored goals in the game, while a total of six different BC players picked up multiple-point nights.

After Willow Corson and Toni Ann Miano put Boston College (20-2-3, 13-1-3 HEA) ahead 2-0 after the first period, Newkirk added to the lead in the second. After BC came out with a 3-0 lead for the third period, Caitrin Lonergan pushed the advantage to 4-0 at 3:11 before Nikki Friesen put Harvard (8-8-1, 6-5-1 ECAC) on the board at 12:18.

BC responded 28 seconds later through Daryl Watts - her nation-leading 31st goal of the season - to put BC back ahead by four at 5-1. The Crimson cut the BC lead to three at 18:54 with Haley Mullins' power-play goal, but again the Eagles responded quickly with Erin Connolly tallying BC's final goal at 19:10.

Eagle goaltender Katie Burt recorded 36 saves in the win as Harvard out-shot the Eagles 38-30. Crimson netminder Beth Larcom stopped 24 shots she faced.

Newkirk finished the day with one goal and two assists, while Beres registered first career multiple-point game with a career-high three assists.

Boston College returns to the ice this weekend when the Eagles host Vermont for a two-game series at Kelley Rink. Friday's game is set for 7 p.m., while Saturday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Both games will be streamed live on ESPN3, which is available on and the ESPN app.

Following Saturday's game, the Eagles will host their semi-annual "Skate with the Eagles" at Kelley Rink. The event is free for all ages. More information, including rules and the required waiver form, is available at

No. 2 Boston College 6, Harvard 2
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


1st, 3:17 | BC GOAL, 1-0 - With Harvard keeping pressure in the Eagles' end, Kenzie Kent broke the puck away from the Crimson along the half boards and swept it up ahead to Caitrin Lonergan starting the rush. Kent and Lonergan created a 2-on-2 into the Harvard end and as Lonergan curled outside, she flung a centering pass back across for Willow Corson coming in behind the play. Corson got her stick down and ahead of a defenseman, redirecting the pass into the sliver of space between the post and Harvard goaltender Beth Larcom's shoulder for the early BC lead.

1st, 17:40 | BC GOAL, 2-0 - Toni Ann Miano scored her fifth goal in the last two games with a blast from the point as time wound down in the first period. Maegan Beres gained possession near the red line and played it back to Miano, who came out of the BC end and up through center ice. She fed Makenna Newkirk, who had stopped at the BC bench to get a new stick on the fly, and Newkirk then banked the puck into the zone off Beres' skate at the blue line. The puck bounced off a Harvard stick to the wall, where Miano picked it up, skated inside and launched a rising slap shot that beat Larcom on her stick side.

2nd, 5:10 | BC GOAL, 3-0 - Newkirk jumped on the puck at the BC blue line in traffic and fed Beres centrally. Daryl Watts sprung up the right wing and took Beres' feed in stride, gaining the blue line. At the faceoff dot, Watts curled inside and put a wrister on Larcom, who made the save. However, the rebound popped out in Newkirk's path right in front and she potted the loose puck for the three-goal lead.

3rd, 3:11 | BC GOAL, 4-0 - Miano restarted the play back behind the BC goal, pushing it up ahead along the boards to Kent at the halfboards. Kent took the quick bank off the wall and fed Lonergan on the move, as she gained neutral zone and then the Harvard end. With a defender coming onto her from the inside, Lonergan reached ahead and whipped a wrist shot on target, going back across Larcom's body and beating her over her stick-side shoulder.

3rd, 12:18 | HARV GOAL, 4-1 - With Harvard keeping the puck pinned in the BC end, Ali Peper pulled the puck off the half boards as two players collided trying to clear it, and dumped it down to Keely Moy extended out from the goal line. Moy skated inside and fed Nikki Friesen, who came in off the half boards after creating the initial loose puck. Friesen received the puck at the bottom edge of the circle and fired high over Katie Burt to put Harvard on the board and pull within three.

3rd, 12:40 | BC GOAL, 5-1 - BC let Harvard within three for less than 30 seconds before extending the lead back to four goals. Harvard won the draw after Friesen's goal, but the Crimson defense's outlet pass was too long and Kathleen McNamara picked it up in the Eagles' D zone. She played it back to Miano, who took space backwards and then connected cross-ice with Beres at the blue line. Beres fed Newkirk charging through center ice, and she kept her momentum going into the Harvard end and around Larcom's goal. When she came around the far side of the net, she pushed a pass ahead to Watts steaming down the slot for the untouched redirection in front - her 31st goal of the season.

3rd, 18:54 | HARV GOAL, 5-2 (PPG) - On their third power-play of the day - BC didn't have a single man-advantage in game - Harvard converted with under two minutes to play. The Crimson worked the puck along the outside before Kaitlin Tse fed Peper for a slapshot from the near point. Peper's shot was wide of Burt's goal, but the rebound kicked off the back boards and out front on the far side of the net. Haley Mullins was there for the easy tap-in with the extra skater.

3rd, 19:10 | BC GOAL, 6-2 - Again BC responded to a Harvard goal in less than 30 seconds. Erin Connolly won the faceoff following Mullins' goal back to Miano in the Eagles' end, and Miano fed Grace Bizal across the ice. At the dot, Bizal connected with Delaney Belinskas coming hard up the far-side wall and Belinskas moved through the neutral zone down the right side. Once she gained the blue line, Connolly curled in behind her and received Belinskas' drop pass along the boards, giving Connolly space to cut inside to fire a shot from the dot. Her effort went through the top of the crease and banked in off a Harvard skate, pushing the Eagles' final tally to six goals on the night.


- Makenna Newkirk recorded her 13th multiple-point game of the season and the fifth in the last six games ... she has now recorded at least one point in 24-of-25 games this season

- Newkirk has recorded at least one assist in six straight games ... she now has 32 total assists so far this season, which ranks third nationally behind teammates Daryl Watts and Caitrin Lonergan

- Maegan Beres recorded her first career multiple-point game and multiple-assist game of her career with her three assists tonight ... with her 3-point effort, she pushed her season point total to 11 ... Beres now has nine assists on the season

- Toni Ann Miano notched her fifth goal in the last two games with her first-period strike ... it was her 13th goal of the season, which is now second-most in a season by a defenseman in program history (behind Genevieve Missirlian's 17 in 1997-98)

- This was Miano's 10th multiple-point game of the season and her second in a row

- Miano's assist on Lonergan's third-period goal was her 16th helper on the season, snapping a five-game string without an assist - her longest assist-less run of the season

- Lonergan extended her point streak to a career-long 15 games with her set-up of Corson's goal in the first period ... during this current run, she has recorded at least one assist in all 15 games ... Lonergan has posted 36 points (15 goals, 21 assists) during this stretch

- Lonergan has recorded at last one point in 24-of-25 games, with 20 multiple-point efforts and 10 multiple-assist games

- Lonergan's assist moved her closer to a pair of Alex Carpenter marks on the Eagles' sophomore scoring charts ... on the points list - with 59 points - second-place Lonergan is now 11 points behind Carpenter's sophomore record 70 points in 2012-13 ... on the assists list, Lonergan's 34 assists are four back of Carpenter's second-place mark (38) and six back of Megan Keller's sophomore record of 40 in 2015-16

- Daryl Watts also extended her career-long point streak to 15 games with her first-period assist ... she now has 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists) in this run

- This was Watts' 21st multiple-point effort of the season - including one in each of the last seven games (20 points in that run)

- Watts pushed her nation-leading point total to 65 and her nation-leading goal total to 31 ... she and Lonergan share the national lead in assists (34)

- Watts sits fifth on the all-time NCAA freshman scoring chart, two back of fourth-place Sarah Vailancourt, who had 67 points as a freshman at Harvard in 2004-05 ... Watts is 17 points back of the record, held by former Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt '16, who had 82 points in 2012-13

- With 65 points, Watts now has the sixth-best single-season point mark in BC program history and is five points back of Carpenter's 70-point year in 2012-13, which is fifth best at The Heights

- Willow Corson's first-period goal was her first tally since Dec. 8 against Merrimack, and her first point in four games (since Jan. 5 at New Hampshire) ... overall, it was her sixth goal of the season

- Kenzie Kent picked up her 88th and 89th career assists tonight, moving into a tie for fourth place on the Eagles' career assist chart ... she tied Keller, who had 89 assists in her first three seasons before taking this year off to be part of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team

- This was Kent's sixth multiple-point game of the season and her third in the last six contests ... this was her fourth multiple-assist game of the year

- Erin Connolly recorded her first point since Dec. 8 (an assist), which snapped a six-game streak without a point ... this was her first goal since Nov. 17 - a span of 13 games ... it was Connolly's 11th career goal

- Delaney Belinskas picked up her seventh assist of the season and her first in five games ... she now has 24 career assists and 42 career points

- Grace Bizal registered her eighth assist of the season and her 10th point of the year with her secondary assist on Connolly's late goal

- Katie Burt recorded her 111th career win today ... she is now just three victories back of tying the NCAA career wins mark, currently held by Noora Raty (Minnesota '13), who had 114 in her career

- Today was Burt's eighth game this season with 30 or more saves ... she entered 2017-18 with 10 total games of 30 or more saves in her career

- Burt's 36 saves matched her second-highest game total this year

- The Eagles did not have a single power-play chance tonight as Harvard was not whistled for any penalties ... it was the first time BC failed to earn a man-advantage since Feb. 26, 2016, when Maine wasn't whistled for a single penalty in game one of the teams' Hockey East Quarterfinal series

- Boston College improved to 19-0-0 on the season when scoring four or more goals this season, and 10-0-0 when scoring five or more goals

- BC has now won its last five games against Harvard, matching the team's longest winning streak against the Crimson (Dec. 5, 2010 through March 16, 2013) ... BC's last loss to Harvard came in the 2015 NCAA Semifinals, a 2-1 loss on March 20, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minn.


Harvard: 8-8-1, 6-5-1 ECAC Boston College: 20-2-3, 13-1-3 HEA


Boston College returns to the ice this weekend when the Eagles host Vermont for a two-game series at Kelley Rink. Friday's game is set for 7 p.m., while Saturday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Both games will be streamed live on ESPN3, which is available on and the ESPN app.