Kent Scores Twice to Send Boston College Past Merrimack, 4-1
Senior forward Kenzie Kent scores two goals for Eagles

Senior forward Kenzie Kent scored two goals for Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:46  BC1-0 EV Kenzie Kent (3)Caitrin Lonergan/24, Toni Ann Miano/12
2nd 0:20  MER1-1 EV Katelyn Rae (7)Mikyla Grant-Mentis/3, Madison Morey/2
2nd 1:32  BC2-1 EV GW Willow Corson (5)Erin Connolly/5, Ryan Little/2
2nd 17:29  BC3-1 EV Daryl Watts (21)Maegan Beres/4, Toni Ann Miano/13
3rd 6:39  BC4-1 EV Kenzie Kent (4)Delaney Belinskas/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  0101
Boston College  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  64919
Boston College  10151237
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (6-11-3)  0/2 2/4 0
Boston College (14-1-3)  0/2 2/4 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Samantha Ridgewell (L, 3-7-1)60:004 9131133
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 14-1-3)60:001 63918

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Kenzie Kent scored a pair of goals to lead the No. 2 Boston College women's hockey team to a 4-1 win over Merrimack on Friday night at Kelley Rink and push the Eagles' unbeaten run to a nation-best eight games.

Boston College (14-1-3, 8-0-3 HEA) also got a pair of assists from Toni Ann Miano in the win as Katie Burt made 18 saves in her 14th win of the season.

BC went ahead at 8:46 of the first period on Kent's first goal, but Merrimack (6-11-3, 1-7-2 HEA) pulled level just 20 seconds into the second period when Katelyn Rae jumped on the rebound of a blocked shot in front of Burt.

Willow Corson responded just over a minute later, however, burying a goal in traffic in front to put the Eagles back ahead at 1:32 of the second. Daryl Watts, the nation's leading goal scorer, potted her 21st goal of the season at 17:29 of the second to extend the lead before Kent wrapped up the scoring at 6:39 of the third.

Tomorrow - Saturday, Dec. 9 - the teams will close out the 2017 fall semester at Lawler Rink in North Andover, Mass. Faceoff is set for 4 p.m.

No. 2 Boston College 4, Merrimack 1
Friday, December 8, 2017
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


- 1st, 8:46 | 1-0, BC GOAL - Toni Ann Miano restarted for the Eagles behind the BC net, and fed Kenzie Kent at the half boards. She then played a quick pass ahead to Caitrin Lonergan, who took it near the red line and skated into the zone, cutting inside at the blue line. Her drop pass landed right on Kent's stick and Kent immediately returned the favor with a cross-ice pass to Lonergan alone at the top of the faceoff circle. With room, Lonergan weighted a pass through the slot and the Merrimack defense, allowing Kent to come in the backdoor and redirect it in past Merrimack goaltender Samantha Ridgewell for the 1-0 lead.

- 2nd, 00:20 | 1-1, MER GOAL - Right after a BC power-play expired, Merrimack gained control of the puck in front of its bench and broke into the zone. Madison Morey put a short pass ahead for Mikyla Grant-Mentis, who's shot was blocked and the deflection landed right in front of Katelyn Rae skating hard into the high slot. Her one-timer beat Burt high to even the score.

- 2nd, 1:32 | 2-1, BC GOAL - Ryan Little disrupted the play in front of the BC bench, allowing Erin Connolly to come out of the scrum with it and skate into the Merrimack end. She cut inside the far boards and tried to put a shot on, but it was deflected. Willow Corson came in behind the play, poked the puck ahead and off a Merrimack defenseman's skate where she picked it up and threw a quick wrist shot on Ridgewell, giving BC back the lead.

- 2nd, 17:29 | 3-1, BC GOAL - Miano again restarted the play behind the net, this time finding Maegan Beres wide on her right. Beres skated through the neutral zone and picked up Daryl Watts, who took Beres' drop pass as soon as she crossed into the Merrimack end. Watts then cut inside through the faceoff circle, drawing four Merrimack players around her. In the middle of the slot, she got off wrist shot back across the goal, just out of the reach of Ridgewell's out-stretched leg for the two-goal advantage.

- 3rd, 6:39 | 4-1, BC GOAL - Kent beat a Merrimack player to a loose puck along the far boards in the BC end, feeding Delaney Belinskas up ahead of her in the neutral zone. Belinskas had the puck poked away from her near the top of the circle, but Kent got there to maintain possession. She threw the puck on goal from the half boards, forcing Ridgewell to redirect it. It ricocheted of her stick into the slot, where Belinskas got to it and pushed a pass back behind Ridgewell for Kent alone on the doorstep for the final goal of the game.


- Kenzie Kent netted just her third and fourth goals of the year ... it was her third multiple-point game of the season and her first two-goal game since her pair against Vermont on Feb. 12, 2017

- With two points, Kent pushed her career point total to 118, and she is now just nine points back of the Eagles' career top 10 in scoring ... Jennifer Buckley '01 currently sits in 10th place with 127 career points

- Toni Ann Miano picked up her seventh multiple-point game of the season, and her third two-assist game ... it was her first multiple-assist game since Oct. 6

- Miano moved into a tie for sixth place - with Genevieve Missirlian '99 - for sixth place on the Eagles' career defenseman assist chart ... Miano now has 54 career assists

- Willow Corson netted her fifth goal of the year and her first since her two-goal effort at No. 8 St. Lawrence on Nov. 11 ... she has four points in the last four games

- With her assist on Kent's first goal, Caitrin Lonergan became the 30th player in program history to reach 75 career points ... her assist was the 42 assist of her career to go with her 33 goals

- Maegan Beres notched an assist for the second-straight game ... she now has four on the season

- Ryan Little picked up her second assist of the year on Corson's goal, while Erin Connolly registered her fifth of the year on the same goal

- Kathleen McNamara finished the game with a +4 rating, the highest plus/minus stat of the season by any BC defenseman this season

- Makenna Newkirk saw her 17-game point streak come to an end when she was held off the scoresheet tonight ... she had recorded at least one goal in every game to start the season until tonight ... her 17-game streak stands as the fourth-longest in program history behind Alex Carpenter's 29- and 25-game streaks and Haley Skarupa's 20-game run

- Katie Burt recorded her 105th career win in goal ... she is already second in the NCAA career record books and is now nine wins shy of the NCAA career wins record (114), which is held by Minnesota's Noora Raty '13

- BC moved to 9-0-0 all-time against Merrimack, including a 6-0-0 mark at Kelley Rink ... BC has not allowed more than a single goal to Merrimack in any of its nine meetings.

- BC is now unbeaten in its last eight games, the longest current run in women's D1 hockey ... the Eagles are 7-0-1 in that span


Kenzie Kent
Toni Ann Miano
Katelyn Rae


Merrimack: 6-11-3, 1-7-2 HEA
Boston College: 14-1-3, 8-0-3 HEA


Tomorrow - Saturday, Dec. 9 - the teams will close out the 2017 fall semester at Lawler Rink in North Andover, Mass. Faceoff is set for 4 p.m.