Five Points From Watts Leads Boston College Past Merrimack, 7-3
Freshman forward Daryl Watts posts two goals and three assists for Eagles

Freshman forward Daryl Watts had two goals and three assists for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:20  MER1-0 EV Mikyla Grant-Mentis (7) -
1st 7:58  BC1-1 EV Kenzie Kent (5)Caitrin Lonergan/27, Delaney Belinskas/6
1st 8:39  BC2-1 EV Makenna Newkirk (11)Daryl Watts/26, Maegan Beres/5
2nd 6:18  BC3-1 EV Daryl Watts (23)Makenna Newkirk/19
2nd 8:01  MER2-3 PP Katelyn Rae (8)Paige Voight/6, Paige Sorensen/4
2nd 11:19  BC4-2 SH GW Makenna Newkirk (12)Daryl Watts/27, Grace Bizal/7
2nd 12:12  MER3-4 EV Mikyla Grant-Mentis (8)Megan Fergusson/2, Andrea Olson/2
2nd 14:08  BC5-3 EV Daryl Watts (24)Makenna Newkirk/20, Caroline Ross/5
3rd 3:12  BC6-3 PP Caitrin Lonergan (20)Daryl Watts/28, Kenzie Kent/8
3rd 15:44  BC7-3 PP Caitrin Lonergan (21)Kenzie Kent/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston College  2327
Merrimack  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston College  1214632
Merrimack  96924
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston College (16-1-3)  2/2 6/12 1
Merrimack (6-13-3)  1/6 2/4 0
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 16-1-3)60:003 84921
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Léa-Kristine Demers (L, 3-5-2)43:126 1011021
Samantha Ridgewell16:481 0044

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.

The Basics

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.

Rapid Recap:

- 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.

Scoring Summaries

= 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

Up Next

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.