|1st||15:25||BC||1-0||EV||Daryl Watts (41)||Caitrin Lonergan/42, Serena Sommerfield/14|
|2nd||13:01||BC||2-0||EV GW||Makenna Newkirk (21)||-|
|3rd||10:36||VER||1-2||EV||Alyssa Gorecki (8)||Ève-Audrey Picard/11|
|3rd||16:11||BC||3-1||PP||Caitrin Lonergan (30)||Makenna Newkirk/36, Kenzie Kent/21|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (29-3-3)||1/3||3/6||0|
|Sydney Scobee (L, 9-14-4)||59:24||3||7||8||8||23|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 29-3-3)||59:49||1||8||17||10||35|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Caitrin Lonergan and Makenna Newkirk each scored one goal and added an assist as the third-ranked and top-seeded Boston College women's hockey team took a 3-1 win over eighth-seeded Vermont on Friday afternoon at Kelley Rink. With the victory, the Eagles took a one-game lead in its best-of-three Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinal series against the Catamounts and will look to close out the series on Saturday afternoon.
Boston College (29-3-3) scored one goal in each period as the nation's leading scorer, Daryl Watts, netted her nation-leading 41st goal of the season with under five minutes to play in the first period. Newkirk build the lead to 2-0 just over midway through the second period with an unassisted tally.
Vermont (10-19-5) pulled within one goal midway through the third period as Alyssa Gorecki got a quick wrist shot past BC goaltender Katie Burt on a broken play in front, but Lonergan responded just over five minutes later with her ninth power-play goal of the season - and 30th overall - to reclaim the two-goal lead. Burt stopped 32 shots on Friday, marking her fourth-straight game with 30 or more saves. UVM goalie Sydney Scobee made 23 saves in the loss.
The two teams will return to play tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 24, when they hit the ice for Game 2 of their best-of-three Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinal series. Faceoff is set for 2 p.m. at Kelley Rink, and tickets will be available at the Conte Forum ticket office inside Gate B. The game will also be streamed live on ESPN3, which is available at WatchESPN.com and on the ESPN app.
2018 HOCKEY EAST QUARTERFINALS | Game 1
No. 3 Boston College 3, Vermont 1
Friday, February 23, 2018
Chestnut Hill, Mass. | Kelley Rink at Conte Forum HOW IT HAPPENED
1st, 15:25 | BC GOAL, 1-0 - Caitrin Lonergan broke the puck out of the Eagles' end, finding Daryl Watts near center ice. Watts picked up Delaney Belinskas for a 2-on-2 entry before the UVM defenseman chipped the puck away. Lonergan, trailing the play, won a footrace to the puck and circled around the back of the net. On the other side, she centered a pass for Serena Sommerfield near the hashmarks, but Sommerfield returned the pass back to Lonergan continuing her cycle around the zone. After she crossed over back to the far side of the ice, she fed Watts at the dot. Watts spun around and whipped a shot on UVM goalie Sydney Scobee, finding a sliver of space on the short side to put the Eagles ahead 1-0.
2nd, 13:01 | BC GOAL, 2-0 - Toni Ann Miano skated the puck deep and Kenzie Kent and Maegan Beres worked in the corner to keep possession before the Catamounts gained the puck and tried to wrap it around the near side boards. Newkirk skated hard to the wall and intercepted the puck, curling off and into the high slot. She faked a shot to create space in front of a defender, then fired low and into traffic, threading her shot back across Scobee's body for the two-goal lead.
3rd, 10:36 | UVM GOAL, 2-1 - Off the faceoff, UVM won the draw and a shot from the point was blocked. Toni Ann Miano skated onto the loose puck and tried to bank it off the boards, but her attempt was blocked by Eve-Audrey Picard and the puck landed right in front of Alyssa Gorecki. She turned and whipped a high wrist shot back across her body, finding space under the far upper corner to get the Catamounts on the board.
3rd, 16:11 | BC GOAL, 3-1 (PPG) - BC was on its third power play of the game as UVM tried to clear the puck deep and around the boards from the far side of the net. The puck hit the referee behind the goal, allowing Lonergan to stop it and feed Kenzie Kent, who was goal line extended. Lonergan skated back around the net as Kent fed her and then Lonergan played Newkirk on the doorstep for a shot. Scobee made the sto on Newkirk's shot, but Lonergan slid in and got off six quick whacks on the puck before sneaking it past Scobee for the power-play tally to close the game's scoring.
- Daryl Watts netted her nation-leading 41st goal of the season in the first period, which was also her 80th point on the year
- With 41 goals so far this season, Watts is now tied for the 14th highest single-season goal total in NCAA history
- Now with 80 points on the year, Watts is tied for the 20th highest single-season point total in NCAA history
- Caitrin Lonergan recorded her 24th multiple-point game of the season with her two-point day
- She now has 72 points this season, and holds the fifth-highest single-season point total in program history behind Alex Carpenter (88 in 2015-16 and 81 in 2014-15), Watts (80) and Haley Skarupa (79 in 2015-16)
- With her assist on Watts' first-period goal, Lonergan collected her nation-leading 42nd assist on the year ... he currently holds the fourth-best assist total in program history, behind Carpenter's 45 in 2015-16 and both Carpenter's 44 in 2014-15 and Skarupa's 44 in 2015-16
- Makenna Newkirk posted her 16th multiple-point game of the season with her one-goal, one-assist effort
- She extended her point total to 57 points on the year with 21 goals and 36 assists
- With two points today, Newkirk moved into fifth place on the Eagles' career points chart, posting her 144th and 145th career points, jumping Andie Anastos '17 (144 points) who moved into sixth place
- Newkirk's second-period goal was also her 58th career goal, which moved her into tie with Anastos for eighth place on the Eagles' career goals chart
- Newkirk's goal also stood as the game-winning goal - her 14th career game-winning tally ... she moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Eagles' career game-winning goals chart, snapping a four-way tie for fourth place with 13 goals coming into the game
- Kenzie Kent recorded her 97th career assist with her helper on Lonergan's third-period power-play goal ... she currently sits fourth on the Eagles' career assists chart and is three assists shy of becoming the fourth player in program history to reach 100 career assists
- Today was also Kent's 154th career game for the women's hockey team ... she is now tied for third - with Lexi Bender '16 - on BC's career games played list ... she is two games back of the program record (156 games played), held by Anastos
- Katie Burt recorded her fourth straight - and fifth in the last six games - 30-plus save effort with her 32 saves .. it was her 13th game this season with 30 or more saves this season ... she had 10 total games with 30 or more saves in her first three seasons at BC combined
- Serena Sommerfield notched her career-high 14th assist of the season with her helper on Watts' first-period goal ... it was her first point in five games after posting a three-game point streak from Jan. 26 through Feb. 6
- The Eagles moved to 19-9 all-time in the Hockey East Tournament, and 9-1 in the quarterfinal round ... BC has won nine straight quarterfinal games dating back to the 2013 season
- Katie Crowley moved to 18-6 all-time in the Hockey East Tournament and her .750 winning percentage is now the best mark by a coach in the tournament's history
- BC's senior class is now 12-1 all-time in the Hockey East Tournament and hold a nine-game winning streak in the event dating back to 2016
- The Eagles are now 42-3-3 all-time against Vermont, including a 3-0-0 mark in Hockey East Tournament play
- BC has won its last 19 games between the two teams dating back to November 2009
- So far this season, Boston College is 4-0-0 against UVM after sweeping the regular-season series, as well
- Now with 29 wins on the season, BC has posted its third-highest win total in program history ... it ranks third behind the team's 40 wins in 2015-16 and its 34 wins in 2014-15
Boston College: 29-3-3
The two teams will return to play tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 24, when they hit the ice for Game 2 of their best-of-three Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinal series. Faceoff is set for 2 p.m. at Kelley Rink.