Three-Goal Third Sends Northeastern Past Boston College, 4-2
Sophomore defenseman Codie Cross posts two assists for Huskies

Sophomore defenseman Codie Cross had two assists for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:41  NOE1-0 PP Lauren Kelly (6) -
2nd 2:24  BC1-1 PP Makenna Newkirk (14)Daryl Watts/31, Caitrin Lonergan/31
3rd 1:30  NOE2-1 EV Tori Sullivan (5)Codie Cross/6, McKenna Brand/10
3rd 3:49  BC2-2 PP Caitrin Lonergan (24)Daryl Watts/32, Makenna Newkirk/26
3rd 5:39  NOE3-2 EV GW Andrea Renner (3)Ainsley MacMillan/9, Shelby Herrington/5
3rd 9:50  NOE4-2 EV Taytum Clairmont (6)Kasidy Anderson/9, Codie Cross/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  1034
Boston College  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  10101131
Boston College  910928
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (12-9-2)  1/2 3/6 0
Boston College (18-2-3)  2/3 2/4 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (W, 8-6-1)59:572 99826
Empty Net0:030     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (L, 18-2-3)58:534 910827
Empty Net1:070     

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Northeastern used a three-goal third period to claim a 4-2 win over the second-ranked Boston College women's hockey team on Friday afternoon at the Eagles' Kelley Rink. The loss snapped BC's nation-leading 12-game undefeated streak, which stretched back to Nov. 11, 2017.

After Northeastern took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission off Lauren Kelly's unassisted power-play goal, BC evened it up through Makenna Newkirk's power-play goal in the second period as the teams returned to the dressing rooms tied at 2-2 after two.

The teams combined for three goals in the first six minutes of the third period, from NU's Tori Sullivan and Andrea Renner and BC's Caitrin Lonergan, before Northeastern's Taytum Clairmont tallied the Huskies' insurance goal at 9:50.

For Boston College (18-2-3, 12-1-3 HEA), Newkirk, Lonergan and Daryl Watts each had multiple-point days, with all three factoring on both of BC's power-play goals in the game. Northeastern (12-9-2, 8-6-1 HEA) saw Codie Cross register two assists.

With her two points today (one goal, one assist), Newkirk moved into Boston College's top 10 in career scoring, claiming 10th place with 128 career points. She displaced Jennifer Buckley '01, who finished her four-year career with 127 points.

NU's Brittany Bugalski made 26 saves in the win, while the Eagles' Katie Burt stopped 27 shots. Northeastern out-shot BC, 31-28.

Boston College and Northeastern will play the return game of the weekend home-and-home series tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 13, at 12 p.m. at Matthews Arena.

Northeastern 4, No. 2 Boston College 2
Friday, January 12, 2018
Kelley Rink | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


1st, 11:40 | NU GOAL, 0-1 (PPG) - Less than 30 seconds into their second power play of the day, Northeastern struck for the 1-0 lead. BC won the draw outside its defensive end and skated it back deeper in the zone, but Lauren Kelly jumped on a loose puck at the base of the circle to BC goaltender Katie Burt's right. She threw a high, hard-angled shot on goal, finding a sliver of space between Burt's back and the post to put the Huskies up 1-0 on the unassisted power-play goal.

2nd, 2:24 | BC GOAL, 1-1 (PPG) - Caitrin Lonergan cycled the puck from one side of the rink, over the tops of the circles to the other side by the base of the far faceoff circle. She threaded a pass into the hashmarks for Daryl Watts, whose one-touch pass back to Makenna Newkirk off the post set up the wide-open junior for the one-timer into an open net past Brittany Bugalski.

3rd, 1:30 | NU GOAL, 1-2 - Former BC forward Tori Sullivan broke up a BC clearance attempt and McKenna Brand gained control of the loose puck and skated deeper into the Eagles' zone. She played it back to Codie Cross, who skated to the faceoff dot before centering a pass into the slot. Sullivan got her stick around a BC player and redirected the puck under Burt for another Northeastern lead.

3rd, 3:39 | BC GOAL, 2-2 (PPG) - On just the Eagles' second power play of the day, Newkirk skated the puck down low behind the net and pushed it up a few feet to Watts off the side of the post. Watts quickly sent the puck back across the crease as Lonergan charged in, allowing Lonergan to score on the open net for the quick power-play goal off the 1-2-3 passing play.

3rd, 5:39 | NU GOAL, 2-3 - Off a faceoff in the NU end, the Huskies broke it out and Shelby Harrington pushed the puck ahead to Andrea Renner who gained the zone and dumped it deep. Ainsley MacMillan dug it out off the back boards and out to Renner cutting across the base of the faceoff circle, where she threw backhand on frame and beating Burt to put Northeastern back ahead for good.

3rd, 9:50 | NU GOAL, 2-4 - Cross restarted the play in the Huskies end, connecting with Kasidy Anderson down the left wing. With a pair of BC defenders collapsing on her at the red line, she poked it ahead to Taytum Clairmont, who took momentum deeper into the zone before unleashing a wrist shot that deflected off a defenseman's ankle and under Burt to put NU up by a pair of goals.


- Today was Boston College's first loss since Nov. 10, 2017 - a span of 13 games ... today's loss snapped the Eagles' nation-leading 12-game undefeated streak during which they went 10-0-2, including wins the six games prior to today

- Makenna Newkirk's two points today (one goal, one assist) pushed her career point total to 128 points and moved her into sole possession of 10th place on the Eagles' career points chart ... she leapfrogged Jennifer Buckley '01, who was previously in 10th place with 127 career points

- Newkirk's second-period power-play goal was her 14th goal of the season and her sixth power-play tally of the year ... she has matched her single-season high of six, which she originally recorded last year as a sophomore in 2016-17 ... Newkirk now sits alone in eighth place on the Eagles' career power-play goal chart with 17 PPGs, one back of seventh-place Jennifer Buckley (18)

- Newkirk has now recorded at least one point in 22-of-23 games this season ... this was her 11th multiple-point game of the season and the third in the last four games

- Caitrin Lonergan and Daryl Watts each extended their point streaks to career-long 13-game marks with their two-point efforts today ... both began their streaks on Nov. 11 at No. 8 St. Lawrence and have each picked up at least one point in each game since

- Watts now has 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists) in her 13-game streak, while Lonergan has posted 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) in hers ... Lonergan has recorded at least one assists in all 13 games in this stretch.

- Watts also moved into sixth place on the NCAA freshman points Top 10, passing Minnesota Duluth's Haley Irwin, who had posted 60 points as a freshman in 2007-08 ... Watts now has 61 points, and is one point back of Harvard's Nicole Corriero's 62 points as a freshman in 2001-02

- With her pair of assists, Watts pushed her season assist total to 32 and moved into 10th place on the Eagles' single-season assist chart ... she passed Kenzie Kent, who posted 31 assists as a freshman in 2014-15 ... Watts is now two assists back of Emily Pfalzer's senior-year mark of 34 in 2014-15

- Additionally, Watts' 32 assists are now second-most in program history by a freshman, and five back of Kelli Stack's freshman record of 37 in 2006-07

- Watts has recorded at last one point in 22-of-23 games, with 19 multiple-point efforts - including the last five games (16 points)

- With two points today, Lonergan moved into a tie for second place on the sophomore season points list, matching Erin Magee's 55 points in 1996-97 ... she is now 15 points back of Alex Carpenter's sophomore record of 70 points in 2012-13

- Lonergan also moved into a tie for fourth on the sophomore goals chart, matching Meghan Fardelmann's 24 goals in 2006-07 ... Loneran is one goal behind Haley Skarupa's third-place mark of 25

- Lonergan has recorded at last one point in 22-of-23 games, with 18 multiple-point efforts

- Northeastern has now won its last two of its last three trips to Kelley Rink ... on Feb. 10, 2017, the Huskies snapped BC's NCAA-record 63-game home undefeated streak with a 2-1 win at Kelley Rink ... it was their first win in Chestnut Hill since Oct. 2009

- Today was the fifth time this season BC found itself trailing after one period ... the Eagles are now 3-2-0 when behind after the first

- Today marked the 10th time this season that the Eagles scored at least two power-play goals in a game ... BC finished 2-for-3 on the man advantage today ... BC has tallied nine PPGs in the last five games

- The Eagles' two penalties today tied for the team's season low, which also happened on Nov. 28 vs. Northeastern and Dec. 8 vs. Merrimack


1. Andrea Renner, NU
2. Codie Cross, NU
3. Caitrin Lonergan, BC


Northeastern: 12-9-2, 8-6-1 HEA Boston College: 18-2-3, 12-1-3 HEA


Boston College and Northeastern will play the return game of the weekend home-and-home series tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 13, at 12 p.m. at Matthews Arena.