|2nd||14:19||BC||1-0||EV GW||Daryl Watts (32)||Caitrin Lonergan/36, Willow Corson/14|
|3rd||5:52||BC||2-0||EV||Serena Sommerfield (4)||Caroline Ross/11, Makenna Newkirk/34|
|3rd||8:13||BC||3-0||EV||Makenna Newkirk (16)||Caroline Ross/12, Maegan Beres/11|
|3rd||13:11||BC||4-0||EV||Ryan Little (4)||Delaney Belinskas/8, Erin Connolly/6|
|3rd||18:07||BC||5-0||PP||Ryan Little (5)||Grace Bizal/9|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (23-2-3)||1/6||4/8||0|
|Madison Myers (L, 13-7-6)||53:31||4||8||9||6||23|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 23-2-3)||60:00||0||5||12||8||25|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior goaltender Katie Burt tied the NCAA career wins record for a goaltender as the No. 3 Boston College women's hockey team posted a 5-0 win over No. 10 Providence on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
Burt made 25 saves to post her 114th career win, matching former Minnesota goaltender Noora Raty '14. Tonight was also Burt's 34th career shutout, which ranks fourth in NCAA history.
After a scoreless first period in which Boston College (23-2-3, 16-1-3 HEA) out-shot Providence (14-8-6, 10-4-4 HEA) by an 8-5 margin, the Friars came out in the second period and pushed the tempo and pumped in 12 shots to BC's 10. Included in their total was a one-on-one effort by Brooke Boquist, who broke in from the blue line alone on a shorthanded bid. Burt turned the shot away to keep the game tied at 0-0.
However, 14:19 into the second period, Daryl Watts broke the scoreless run with a hard-angled, rising snipe over Friars goaltender Madison Myers and staked BC to a 1-0 lead.
The Eagles took the one-goal advantage into the third period and then exploded for four goals in the final stanza, as Serena Sommerfield, Newkirk and Ryan Little (twice) all scored.
Little (two goals), Newkirk (one goal, one assist) and Caroline Ross (two assists) all recorded multiple points on Friday night.
The teams return to the ice tomorrow to wrap up their three-game Hockey East series tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 26, as the game moves to the Friars' Schneider Arena for a 2 p.m. faceoff.
No. 3 Boston College 5, No. 10 Providence 0
Friday, January 26, 2018
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- 2nd, 14:19 | BC GOAL, 1-0 - Daryl Watts broke the scoreless play with a hard-angled, rising snipe over Friars goaltender Madison Myers. After Watts blocked a PC shot in the Eagles' end, Willow Corson grabbed the rebound and sprung Watts out of the zone. After crossing the neutral zone, Watts picked up Caitrin Lonergan and both came in down the left wing trading passes. Lonergan pushed the puck ahead to Watts at the far edge of the faceoff circle and Watts skated deeper before launching a rising shot from the goal line that found a narrow sliver of space over Myer's shoulder to sneak the puck inside the far post, giving the Eagles the lead.
- 3rd, 5:52 | BC GOAL, 2-0 - Caroline Ross saw her shot from the point blocked in front, and Makenna Newkirk beat several players to the rebound in the slot and skated around the back of the net. She wrapped the puck around the boards up to Ross at the far point, who continued the puck movement and sent it across the blue line to Serena Sommerfield. Sommerfield tossed a knuckling shot into traffic from the point, and the puck deflected back inside past Meyers off PC defenseman Ariane Julien.
- 3rd, 8:13 | BC GOAL, 3-0- Maegan Beres worked along the boards and dug the puck out from a scrum of four players. To relieve the pressure, she sent a pass up to Ross at the point. Ross the sent a shot on target, but Newkirk was in the slot for the turn-around deflection that beat Meyers and staked the Eagles to a three-goal lead.
- 3rd, 13:11 | BC GOAL, 4-0 - With the Eagles continuing to pressure in the third period, Erin Connolly got the puck down low and curled curl outside off the boards to create space near the faceoff dot. She sent a hard shot in that kicked off Delaney Belinskas' stick on the near side of the crease and landed right in front of Ryan Little in front on the other side. Little knocked it in and put the Eagles up by four.
- 3rd, 18:07 | BC GOAL, 5-0 - With BC on the power play, Connolly's shot from the dot kicked off a Providence player and headed toward the back wall. PC's Blair Parent got to it first and shot it up off the boards, but Grace Bizal kept it in at the point. She played it back down to Little along the wall just off the outside of the circle, and she threw a first-time shot on goal, beating replacement goaltender Alanna Serviss with a rising shot over her glove shoulder just inside the post.
- Boston College's win tonight, coupled with results around the league - namely UConn's win over Maine in overtime - means that a BC victory tomorrow over Providence at Schneider Arena would clinch the 2017-18 Hockey East regular-season trophy
- Katie Burt tied the NCAA's career wins record today with her 25-save shutout ... she now has 114 career victories, tying the previous record set by former Minnesota goaltender Noora Raty '14 ...Burt's next win will be her 115th career win and secure the record as her own.
- Today was Burt's 34th career shutout, and her third this season ... she sits in fourth place on the NCAA career shutouts list, now five back of third-place Jesse Vetter from Wisconsin (39)
- Burt is now also 31:06 shy of claiming Hockey East's career minutes record, which is currently held by former Eagles goaltender Molly Schaus '11 ... Schaus played 4673:19 conference minutes in her career, while Burt now has played 4642:14 in her career
- Ryan Little recorded her second-career multiple-goal game with her two-goal effort today ... her last two-goal came on Oct. 29, 2016 against UConn.
- With two goals today, Little pushed her season goal total to a career-high five, which pushed past her sophomore year total of four in 2016-17
- Makenna Newkirk recorded her 14th multiple-point game of the season with her one-goal, one-assist effort
- Newkirk's two-point effort pushed her season point total to 50 points, a new career high ... she also now has a career-high 34 assists
- Newkirk moved into a tie for seventh place on the Eagles' career points chart ... now with 138 points, she has matched the career totals of Emily Field '15 and Dana Trivigno '16 ... Newkirk is now one point back of sixth place, held by Allie Thunstrom '10, who had 139 career points, and six points back of fifth-place Andie Anastos '17, who had 144 career points
- Newkirk is also now one assist shy of sixth place on the Eagles' career assist chart, one back of Anastos and Field, who each had 86 career assists
- Daryl Watts netted her nation-leading goal total to 32 with her second-period tally ... she now has a nation-leading 67 points from 32 goals and 35 assists
- Watts is seven points back of former Northeastern forward Kendall Coyne's Hockey East conference season scoring record (55 points in 2015-16) ... Watts now has 48 league points, tied with Alex Carpenter '16 for fourth-most with her 2012-13 sophomore season total ... Watts is also now tied for second for HEA goals in a season, matching Haley Skarupa's 2015-16 total of 26 ... Coyne had 30 that season to hold the record
- Serena Sommerfield extended her career-best goal total this season, scoring her fourth goal of the year in the third period ... her previous high was one in 2016-17
- Caroline Ross collected her third multiple-assist game of the season - and her career - with her two-assist effort tonight ... it is her third multiple-point game in the last eight contests and her second in a row ... on the season, she increased her career-best point (11) and assist (11) totals
- Caitrin Lonergan pushed her nation-leading assist total to 36, one ahead of Watts and two ahead of Newkirk ... Lonergan is also second nationally in scoring with 62 points from 26 goals and 36 assists
- Lonergan now has 95 career points and is five back of becoming just the third sophomore to hit the 100-point plateau in program history
- Lonergan and Newkirk moved into a tie for fourth place on Hockey East's conference season assist chart with 26 league assists this season ... they are both six back of Carpenter's record 32 in 2015-16, and one behind third-place Micaela Long (UNH)
- Willow Corson notched her 20th point of the year with her 14th assist of the season on Watts' goal
- Maegan Beres recorded her 11th assist of the season - and her fifth point in the last four games - with her set-up of Newkirk's goal
- Erin Connolly snapped a nine-game assist-less streak with her set-up of Little's first goal ... she now has six assists on the season and 12 on her career
- Delaney Belinskas became the latest Eagles to reach double figures in scoring with her assist on Little's first goal pushing her to 10 points this season
- Grace Bizal picked up her ninth assist of the season with her set-up of Little's second goal
- BC is now 22-0-1 when scoring three or more goals this season, 20-0-0 when scoring four or more goals and 11-0-0 when scoring at least five goals this season
- The Eagles improved to 5-1-0 against ranked opponents this season
- Little's third-period power-play goal snapped a streak of 13 man-advantage opportunities without a PPG that went back to Jan. 13 at Northeastern ... the Eagles came into the game ranked second nationally among Division I teams in power-play percentage (25.4 percent)
1. Katie Burt, BC
2. Makenna Newkirk, BC
3. Ryan Little, BC
Providence: 14-8-6, 10-4-4 HEA
Boston College: 23-2-3, 16-1-3 HEA
The teams return to the ice tomorrow to wrap up the three-game Hockey East series tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 26, as the game moves to the Friars' Schneider Arena for a 2 p.m. faceoff.