Sommerfield Lifts Boston College Past Vermont In Overtime, 3-2
Junior defenseman Serena Sommerfield scores 1:42 into overtime for Eagles

Junior defenseman Serena Sommerfield scored 1:42 into overtime for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:02  BC1-0 EV Kenzie Kent (8)Caitrin Lonergan/35
2nd 1:51  VER1-1 EV Alyssa Gorecki (6)Saana Valkama/6
2nd 14:33  BC2-1 EV Caitrin Lonergan (26)Kenzie Kent/14
3rd 2:07  VER2-2 PP Ali O'Leary (2)Amanda Drobot/9, Kristina Shanahan/8
OT 1:42  BC3-2 EV GW Serena Sommerfield (3)Daryl Watts/35, Maegan Beres/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Vermont  01102
Boston College  11013
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Vermont  296219
Boston College  14139339
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (6-15-4)  1/5 5/10 0
Boston College (21-2-3)  0/5 5/10 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Sydney Scobee (L, 5-10-3)61:393 13129236
Empty Net0:030      
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Katie Burt (W, 21-2-3)61:422 285217

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Serena Sommerfield's overtime goal 1:32 into the extra session claimed a 3-2 win for the No. 2 Boston College women's hockey team over Vermont on Friday night at Kelley Rink.

BC twice took one-goal leads, but both times Vermont rallied to tie the game - including Ali O'Leary's early third-period power-play goal that eventually forced overtime.

Boston College (21-2-3, 14-1-3 HEA) out-shot Vermont (6-15-3, 3-10-3 HEA), 39-19, in the game, including a 14-2 edge in the first period. The victory clinched home ice for the Eagles in the Hockey East Quarterfinals, which are set to begin the last weekend in February.

Kenzie Kent put the Eagles ahead just 3:02 into the game, finishing the Caitrin Lonergan setup. BC took the lead into the second period, but 1:51 in, Alyssa Gorecki tied it up after Saana Valkama caused a turnover in the Eagles' end. Lonergan sent Boston College into the dressing room with a 2-1 lead after her goal from Kent at 14:33 of the second, but O'Leary's game-tying goal pushed the teams to the extra session.

BC's Katie Burt made 17 saves in the win, while Vermont's Sydney Scobee stopped 36 shots in the loss.

The teams return to the ice tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 20, for the second of their two-game series, which is scheduled for a 2 p.m. puck drop. The game will streamed live on ESPN3, which is available on and the ESPN app. Following tomorrow's game, the Eagles will host their semi-annual "Skate with the Eagles" at Kelley Rink. The event is free for all ages. More information, including rules and the required waiver form, is available at

No. 2 Boston College 3, Vermont 2 (OT)
Friday, January 19, 2018
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


1st, 3:02 | BC GOAL, 1-0 - Willow Corson trapped the puck at the halfboards and tried to dump it back down low, but a UVM defender got control and tried to wrap it around the wall from the near corner. Caitrin Lonergan got deep and disrupted the play, picking off the puck from under another Vermont player's stick, and carried it around to the far-side faceoff circle. She whipped in a pass for Kenzie Kent in the slot, and the forward's reaching shot beat UVM goalie Sydney Scobee on her glove side.

2nd, 1:51 | UVM GOAL, 1-1 - Saana Valkama created a turnover just inside the BC blue line and chased the puck to the near boards. Once she got there, she turned and flung a centering pass inside, finding Alyssa Gorecki for the one-timer that slipped past Burt from the edge of the circle.

2nd, 14:33 | BC GOAL, 2-1 - With Vermont trying to regroup, Kent created a turnover just over the circle in the UVM end and backhanded a pass to Lonergan coming back into the zone. Lonergan curled outside around a defender and ripped a snapshot from the edge of the circle, beating Scobee high over her glove with a Catamount defender blocking her in front, putting BC back on top.

3rd, 2:07 | UVM GOAL, 2-2 (PPG) - With Vermont on the power play, Amanda Dropbot pinched in from the point to keep the puck in and fed Kristina Shanahan deep along the boards. As Shanahan skated back toward the blue line, she played the puck low for Drobot, who curled inside and fed Ali O'Leary right on the far post, where she redirected the puck in past a sliding Burt.

OT, 1:32 | BC GOAL, 3-2 - The Eagles broke the play out of their end, with Makenna Newkirk finding Daryl Watts at the BC blue line. Watts skated wide right and carried the play into the UVM end, deked around a defender down low and brought the puck around the near side of the net. She pushed a shot into the crease that banged off Maegan Beres' skate, and back out to the half boards. Watts won the footrace to the pucks and pushed it to the point for Serena Sommerfield, who's rising blast from the top of the circle found space through traffic to beat Scobee and secure the win for BC.


- Caitrin Lonergan extended her point streak to a career-long 16 games with her set-up of Kenzie Kent's goal in the first period ... during this current run, she has recorded at least one assist in all 16 games ... Lonergan has posted 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) during this stretch

- Lonergan has recorded at last one point in 25-of-26 games, with 21 multiple-point efforts

- Lonergan's assist moved her closer to a pair of Alex Carpenter marks on the Eagles' sophomore scoring charts ... on the points list - with 60 points - second-place Lonergan is now 10 points behind Carpenter's sophomore record 70 points in 2012-13 ... on the assists list, Lonergan's 35 assists are three back of Carpenter's second-place mark (38) and five back of Megan Keller's sophomore record of 40 in 2015-16

- Kenzie Kent notched her first goal in five games and brought her season total to eight ... her assist on Lonergan's goal was her 14th of the season ... she now has 22 points this year

- With 129 career points, Kent moved into sole possession of 11th place on the Eagles' career points chart, breaking the tie at 127 points with Jennifer Buckley '01 ... Kent is now five points back of 10th-place Deb Spillane '08, who had 134 points in her career

- Kent's assist on Lonergan's goal also moved her into sole possession of fourth place on the Eagles' career assist chart, snapping a tie with Megan Keller '19 - who is on a leave of absence from BC to play with the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team ... Kent now has 90 career assists, dropping Keller into fifth place with 89 career assists so far ... Kent is 10 assists shy of becoming just the fourth player in program history to record 100 career assists, joining Carpenter (145), Haley Skarupa '16 (129) and Kelli Stack '11 (111).

- This was Kent's seventh multiple-point game of the season and her fourth in the last seven games

- Daryl Watts also extended her career-long point streak to 16 games with her overtime assist ... she now has 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists) in this run

- Watts pushed her nation-leading point total to 66 ... she and Lonergan share the national lead in assists (35)

- Watts sits fifth on the all-time NCAA freshman scoring chart, one back of fourth-place Sarah Vailancourt, who had 67 points as a freshman at Harvard in 2004-05 ... Watts is 16 points back of the record, held by former Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt '16, who had 82 points in 2012-13

- With 66 points, Watts now has the sixth-best single-season point mark in BC program history and is four points back of Carpenter's 70-point year in 2012-13, which is fifth best at The Heights

- Today marked just the fifth time this season Watts was held to fewer than two points (one point four times and no points once) ... Watts has picked up at least one point in 25-of-26 games this season ... her four one-point games have all come from assists

- Serena Sommerfield tallied her career-best third goal of the season with her OT winner ... after scoring one goal in her first two seasons, all three of her goals have come in the last 10 games

- Sommerfield also now has a career-best 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists)

- Katie Burt recorded her 112th career win today ... she is now just two victories back of tying the NCAA career wins mark, currently held by Noora Raty (Minnesota '13), who had 114 in her career

- The Eagles allowed UVM just two shots in the first period, matching the lowest output by a BC opponent this season ... earlier this year on Nov. 10, No. 8 St. Lawrence was held to just two shots in the second period in Canton.

- BC was unable to convert on the power play tonight, marking the second-straight game BC has not scored a power-play goal - although they did not have a PP chance on Tuesday against Harvard ... BC had not yet gone back-to-back games without a PPG this season after entering the game with the nation's best power-play percentage (27.4 percent)

- BC moved to 2-0-3 in overtime games this season ... this was the Eagles' second overtime game in its last three contests

- The Eagles are now 21-0-1 when scoring at least three goals

- Boston College has won its last 17 games against Vermont and improved to 40-3-3 all-time against the Catamounts ... BC is now 33-1-3 at home against the 'Cats


1. Serena Sommerfield, BC
2. Sydney Scobee, UVM
3. Caitrin Lonergan, BC


Vermont: 6-15-4, 3-10-3 HEA
Boston College: 21-2-3, 14-1-3 HEA


The teams return to the ice tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 20, for the second of their two-game series, which is scheduled for a 2 p.m. puck drop. The game will streamed live on ESPN3, which is available on and the ESPN app. Following tomorrow's game, the Eagles will host their semi-annual "Skate with the Eagles" at Kelley Rink. The event is free for all ages. More information, including rules and the required waiver form, is available at