|2nd||2:35||MER||1-0||EV||Paige Voight (3)||Andrea Olson/1, Samantha Ridgewell/1|
|2nd||10:35||MER||2-0||EV||Mikyla Grant-Mentis (6)||Katelyn Rae/4|
|2nd||13:46||BC||1-2||PP||Daryl Watts (22)||Caitrin Lonergan/25, Grace Bizal/6|
|2nd||15:58||BC||2-2||EV||Toni Ann Miano (8)||Delaney Belinskas/5, Caitrin Lonergan/26|
|2nd||17:49||BC||3-2||SH GW||Caitrin Lonergan (19)||Toni Ann Miano/14|
|3rd||12:40||BC||4-2||PP||Makenna Newkirk (10)||Daryl Watts/25, Toni Ann Miano/15|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (15-1-3)||2/4||6/12||1|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 15-1-3)||59:57||2||4||7||11||22|
|Samantha Ridgewell (L, 3-8-1)||58:26||4||15||12||7||34|
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's ice hockey team held a 2-0 lead midway through the second against #2/2 Boston College, but the Eagles rallied for a 4-2 win on Saturday afternoon in Hockey East action from Lawler Rink.
Score: Merrimack 2, #2/2 Boston College 4 | Final
Records: Merrimack (6-12-3, 1-8-2 WHEA) // #2/2 Boston College (15-1-3, 9-0-3 WHEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
- Boston College had the 15-4 edge in shots during the first period, but it was Merrimack that had the best scoring chance. Midway through the first, a pass went to a wide-open junior Jessica Kuhlman (Severna Park, Md.) in front of the net. Her shot looked as though it went in but it clanked right off the cross bar. The Warriors also continued to be strong on the penalty kill, killing off two Eagle power plays. The teams went into the first intermission scoreless.
- The Warriors took a 1-0 lead at 2:35 of the second on junior Paige Voight's (St. Michael Minn.) third goal of the season. Merrimack added to its lead at 10:35 of the second as sophomore Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ontario) scored her sixth goal of the year. However, Boston College responded with three unanswered goals in the second to take a 3-2 lead heading into the intermission. One came on a power play, while the third came on a shorthanded bid at 17:49.
- The Warriors had a carry over power play from the end of the second. Junior Paige Sorensen (Plymouth, Minn.) hit the pipe during that time, but the puck bounced to the corner wall. The Eagles added another goal at 12:40 of the third, again on the power play to go up 4-2. Merrimack had a late power play chance in the third and the extra attacker on the ice, but could not find the back of the net.
- Sophomore Andrea Olson (Stillwater, Minn.) fed a pass up the middle of Merrimack's defensive zone. The puck skipped over an Eagles defender, finding the stick of Voight, who sped down the ice. Her first shot was stopped, but she wrapped around the net to put the puck in the open net for a 1-0 lead at 2:35 of the second. Junior goaltender Samantha Ridgewell (Outlook, Saskatchewan) also added an assist.
- Grant-Mentis received a pass from junior Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ontario) and beat Katie Burt under the pad to give Merrimack a 2-0 lead at 10:35 of the second.
- Daryl Watts received a pass in the slot from Catrin Lonergan to cut Merrimack's lead in half at 13:46 on the power play. Two minutes later, Toni Ann Miano ripped a shot from the slot, underneath the pad of Ridgewell to tie the game at 15:58.
- The Eagles scored on a breakaway by Lonergan during a shorthanded situation at 17:49 of the second. She got a tape-to-tape pass from Miano and sped up the ice, before lifting a shot to the upper left part of the net.
- The Eagles added another power play tally, cycling the puck around, before Watts found the back of the net.
Notes and Notables
- Grant-Mentis has registered a point in the last four games (3g, 1a). Rae has a three-game point streak with two goals and an assist in the last three contest.
- Ridgewell picked up her first-career point on an assist.
- It was the fifth time this season Ridgewell had 30 or more saves in a game.
- It was only the second time this season Merrimack has allowed a shorthanded goal.
- It was the fourth ranked opponent the Warriors faced this year.
- Goaltenders: L- Samantha Ridgewell (34 Saves, 3-8-1) // W- Katie Burt (22 Saves, 15-1-3)
- Power Plays: Merrimack (0-6) | Boston College (2-4)
- SOG (MC-BC): 4-15 | 9-15 | 11-8 | 24-38
The Warriors and Eagles wrap up the season-series after the holiday break from Lawler Rink. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.