CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman goaltender Maddy McArthur made 25 saves for her first career shutout and three different Eagles scored in the No. 6 Boston College women's hockey team's 3-0 victory over Vermont on Saturday at Kelley Rink.
Daryl Watts, Makenna Newkirk and Caitrin Lonergan all found the back of the net while six different players had at least one point.
The Catamounts outshot the Eagles, 8-5, in the first period but McArthur was equal to every shot and the teams entered the first intermission scoreless. McArthur's left pad save in the early going of the middle frame kept it scoreless. BC went to the power-play a couple minutes later and Watts converted for her fourth of the year and 1-0 lead. Seven minutes later, the Eagles made it a two-goal lead when Newkirk extended her point streak to five games with her second tally of the season.
With the 2-0 lead after two periods, BC kept the pressure high and didn't allow the Catamounts to get back in the game. UVM pulled Melissa Black with just under two minutes to play in the third but Lonergan's empty-netter cemented the BC win.
Each team finished with 25 shots on goal while Melissa Black finished with 22 saves to McArthur's 25. BC finished with eight blocked shots, five of which came from Cayla Barnes.
BC converted on 1-of-4 power-plays while UVM was 0-for-6.
No. 6 Boston College 3, Vermont 0
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 | 3 p.m.
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
2nd, 5:20 | 1-0, BC GOAL: After Barnes took a shot low in the left circle that was initially saved by Black, Watts pounced on the rebound at the left post and lifted it over the pad.
2nd, 12:13 | 2-0, BC GOAL: Keller skated the puck into the slot and made a slick behind the back pass to Newkirk, who fired a shot low and wide. Agnew got it below the goal line and shoveled it over to Newkirk for a centering pass that banked in off of a scrambling Black.
3rd, 18:19 | 3-0, BC GOAL: Lonergan potted an empty-net goal after Delaney Belinskas pushed the puck up the right boards where Lonergan picked it up, skated in on a 2-on-1 with Daryl Watts and finished the pass in the middle of the slot.
- BC is now 45-3-3 all-time against the Catamounts ... head coach Katie Crowley is 34-1-4.
- The Eagles have won the last 21 meetings in the series.
- Lindsay Agnew, Makenna Newkirk and Cayla Barnes extended their respective point streaks to five games each in the win.
- This is the fifth straight year that the Eagles have started the home slate unbeaten through the first five games.
- Delaney Belinskas notched her first point of the year with her third-period assist.
- Erin Connolly tied for a game-high in faceoff wins with 10 ... BC had the 36-17 edge at the dot.
Vermont: 1-2-2, 1-2-0 HEA
Boston College: 5-2-0, 2-0-0 HEA
The Eagles will hit the road next weekend for two conference games, traveling to Holy Cross on Friday, Oct. 26 before trekking to Maine for a Sunday matinee.