CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Maegan Beres scored midway through the third period then the No. 4/4 Boston College women's hockey team held off rival Boston University for a 4-3 win on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink. Four players scored for the Eagles in Beres, Lindsay Agnew, Ryan Little and Kelly Browne while nine players tallied points.
Six minutes into the first period, Agnew opened the scoring and set off a string of four goals over a span of 10:20. Little's first goal of the year six minutes after Agnew's pushed the Eagles' lead out to two goals, but the Terriers didn't take long to answer. Two goals in less than three minutes had the game all even at 2-2 at the intermission.
The Eagles struck early once again in the second stanza, with Browne scoring on the power play just four minutes in. In a penalty-filled period, BC had five power-play chances - with Browne's being the lone score - while the Terriers had two.
Midway through the third, Maddy McArthur made an alert right-pad save on a tricky 2-on-1 shot and then Savannah Norcross followed it up with a big block at the top of the circle to clear the puck out. A minute after that block, Beres notched her first of the year to give BC it's second two-goal lead of the game with 8:12 left on the clock. The Terriers would once again cut the deficit on a goal from Abby Cook with six minutes to play but the Eagles' defense and McArthur bore down. McArthur made three saves over the final six minutes and Makenna Newkirk added a blocked shot to close out the win.
McArthur finished with 10 saves while Corinne Schroeder made 33 for the Terriers. BC finished 1-for-8 on the power play and BU went 1-for-4. The Eagles had a 37-13 edge in shots on goal.
No. 4 Boston College 4, Boston University 3
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
1st, 6:24| 1-0, BC GOAL: Agnew and Newkirk collapsed on a BU defenseman on the blue line to force a turnover, and Newkirk collected the puck and backhanded a puck to Agnew skating to the red line. Agnew and Watts then broke in on a 2-on-1 with Watts taking the puck around the back of the net, circling to Schroeder's glove side and slotting the puck to Agnew to tap in at the top of the crease.
1st, 12:12 | 2-0, BC GOAL: Erin Connolly backhanded a pass through the slot that bounced off some sticks and into the right circle for Megan Keller to pick up, turn and slot to Little at the top of the crease for a redirection.
1st, 14:43 | 2-1, BU GOAL: Nara Elia got to the puck first behind the BC net and then alertly sent it back in front of the net to a crashing Jesse Compher. Compher one-timed it high over McArthur's shoulder and under the crossbar.
1st, 17:04 | 2-2, BU GOAL: After a shot by Sammy Davis, Mackenna Parker was able to find the loose puck near the left post and push it into the net past some sticks and skates.
2nd, 4:08 | 3-2, BC GOAL: Agnew kept the puck in along the boards and hit Keller at the middle of the blue line with a pass. Keller threaded a pass towards the bottom of the right circle for Browne, who was able to get a piece of the puck on a one-time bid and it found its way past Schroeder at the right post.
3rd, 8:12 | 4-2, BC GOAL: Out of a scrum near the blue line, Little came away with the puck and took it 1-on-1 towards goal before drawing the defenseman to the circle and dropping a pass to Beres in the slot. The now wide open Beres beat Schroeder's glove for her first of the year.
3rd, 14:10 | 4-3, BU GOAL: On the power play and after some movement around the zone, Abby Cook's slap shot from the top of the slot made its way through traffic and past McArthur.
- The Eagles now have a mark of 29-17-7 in the all-time series with the Terriers ... BC is 13-7-4 against BU at Kelley Rink.
- Six of the last seven meetings between the two rivals have been decided by one goal or less.
- Megan Keller moved her point streak to nine games while Makenna Newkirk's point streak now stands at five games.
- With her fifth goal of the season, Lindsay Agnew tied her career-high in goals from her 2017-18 sophomore season at Minnesota.
- Ryan Little and Maegan Beres recorded their goals and points of the season ... Little finished with two points on one goal and one assist for her sixth career multiple-point game.
- Beres' game-winning goal is the first of her career ... she is the seventh BC player to score a game-winning goal this season.
- Serena Sommerfield registered her second assist of the season on Beres' goal.
Boston University: 3-4-4, 3-4-4 Hockey East
Boston College: 11-3-0, 8-1-0 Hockey East
The Eagles will travel to Holy Cross on Saturday, Nov. 24 and then head to Northeastern on Tuesday, Nov. 27.