|1st||1:20||MER||1-0||EV||Mikyla Grant-Mentis (7)||-|
|1st||7:58||BC||1-1||EV||Kenzie Kent (5)||Caitrin Lonergan/27, Delaney Belinskas/6|
|1st||8:39||BC||2-1||EV||Makenna Newkirk (11)||Daryl Watts/26, Maegan Beres/5|
|2nd||6:18||BC||3-1||EV||Daryl Watts (23)||Makenna Newkirk/19|
|2nd||8:01||MER||2-3||PP||Katelyn Rae (8)||Paige Voight/6, Paige Sorensen/4|
|2nd||11:19||BC||4-2||SH GW||Makenna Newkirk (12)||Daryl Watts/27, Grace Bizal/7|
|2nd||12:12||MER||3-4||EV||Mikyla Grant-Mentis (8)||Megan Fergusson/2, Andrea Olson/2|
|2nd||14:08||BC||5-3||EV||Daryl Watts (24)||Makenna Newkirk/20, Caroline Ross/5|
|3rd||3:12||BC||6-3||PP||Caitrin Lonergan (20)||Daryl Watts/28, Kenzie Kent/8|
|3rd||15:44||BC||7-3||PP||Caitrin Lonergan (21)||Kenzie Kent/9|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (16-1-3)||2/2||6/12||1|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 16-1-3)||60:00||3||8||4||9||21|
|Léa-Kristine Demers (L, 3-5-2)||43:12||6||10||11||0||21|
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's ice hockey team had an early lead, but No. 2/2 Boston College was too much, as the Eagles defeated the Warriors, 7-3, on Tuesday afternoon from Lawler Rink in Hockey East play.
Score: Merrimack 3, #2/2 Boston College 7 | Final
Records: Merrimack (6-13-3, 1-9-2 WHEA) // #2/2 Boston College (16-1-3, 10-0-3 WHEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
- Merrimack struck in the first period at 1:20. Sophomore Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ontario) had a breakaway chance and beat Katie Burt on the low glove side of the net.
- BC scored twice midway through the first to take the lead. The first goal came at 7:58, with the go-ahead goal coming at 8:39. The Warriors had a power play at 12:41 of the first, but sophomore Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Quebec) came up with a kick save on an Eagles breakaway chance. Boston College finished the period with a 12-9 edge in shots.
- The second period was a scoring frenzy for both teams. The Eagles went ahead 3-1 early in the second, before the junior Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ontario) scored at 8:01 on a power play for Merrimack, as the score was 3-2. Three more goals were scored from 11:19 to 14:08 of the second period as the teams skated into the intermission with a 5-3 Boston College lead.
- A power play goal at 3:12 of the third extended the Eagles lead to 6-3. A goal at 15:44 by Boston College rounded out the scoring for the 7-3 final.
= The Warriors struck first at 1:20 of the first on a breakaway goal by Grant-Mentis. The forward intercepted a pass in the defensive end, skated the length of the ice, before beating Eagles goalie Katie Burt on the glove side.
- Boston College scored at 7:58 to even the game on a goal by Kenzie Kent. Delaney Belinskas passed the puck to Caitrin Lonergan down by the goal line. Longergan sent a pass across the crease to Kent, who one-timed a shot into the net to tie the game.
- The Eagles extended their lead at 8:39 of the period. Daryl Watts broke down the left side of the ice, before feeding Makenna Newkirk in the slot. Newkirk stuffed the puck underneath the pads of Demers.
- Watts scored at 6:18, scooping up her own rebound and finding the back of the net.
- Rae made it 3-2 at 8:01 of the second period. Junior Paige Sorensen (Plymouth, Minn.) passed the puck down low to classmate Paige Voight (St. Michael, Minn.), who took a shot on net. Rae was right in front to put away the rebound.
- At 11:19 of the second, Watts scored while the Eagles were shorthanded to make it 4-3.
- Grant-Mentis scored her second goal of the game, skating through the slot and beating Burt to the upper corner.
- Watts scored her second goal of the game at 14:08 of the second to extend the Eagles lead to 5-3.
- Caitrin Lonergan put Boston College ahead 6-3 at 3:12 of the third period. She received a pass from Watts from behind the net, before one timing the shot into the back of the net. Lonergan made it 7-3 late in the third.
Notes and Notables
- Grant-Mentis has registered a point in the last five games (5g, 1a). Rae has a four-game point streak with three goals and an assist in the last four contests.
- Merrimack scored its first power play goal since a 5-3 win at Union on November 3, 2017.
- Goaltenders: L- Lea-Kristine Demers (21 Saves, 3-5-2) // W- Katie Burt (21 Saves, 16-1-3)
- Power Plays: Merrimack (1-6) | Boston College (2-2)
- SOG (MC-BC): 9-12 | 6-14 | 9-6 | 24-32
The Warriors have a quick turnaround, playing against Connecticut for the first time this season on Friday night at 7 p.m. from Lawler Rink.