Miano Scores Twice as Boston College Tops Vermont, 2-1
Senior defenseman Toni Ann Miano registers two goals for Eagles

Senior defenseman Toni Ann Miano scored two goals for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 14:23  VER1-0 EV Olivia Kilberg (3)Kourtney Menches/5, Daria O'Neill/3
3rd 4:10  BC1-1 EV Toni Ann Miano (14)Kenzie Kent/15, Caroline Ross/9
3rd 10:10  BC2-1 EV GW Toni Ann Miano (15)Makenna Newkirk/33, Caroline Ross/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  0101
Boston College  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  89825
Boston College  8221343
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (6-16-4)  0/1 4/8 0
Boston College (22-2-3)  0/3 2/4 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sydney Scobee (L, 5-11-3)59:462 8221141
Empty Net0:140     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 22-2-3)60:001 88824

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior defenseman Toni Ann Miano scored two third-period goals to cap the comeback effort as the No. 2 Boston College women's hockey team earned a 2-1 win over Vermont on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink.

After a scoreless first period, Vermont (6-16-4, 3-11-3 HEA) got on the board at 14:23 of the second. Olivia Kilberg was on the doorstep to knock home the rebound of a Kourtney Menches centering pass giving the Catamounts the 1-0 lead over Boston College (22-2-3, 15-1-3 HEA) that they held through the second intermission.

However, 4:10 into the third, Miano tied it up with a rising shot from the top of the faceoff circle before netting the game-winning goal six minutes later in a similar play. Today's goals were her sixth and seventh tallies in the last eight days.

UVM goaltender Sydney Scobee stopped 41 shots, including 22 in the second period to keep the Catamounts in the game. BC's Katie Burt made 24 saves - eight in each stanza - to secure the win for BC. It was her 113th career victory, one back of the NCAA career wins record (114).

BC defenseman Caroline Ross had a pair of assists, while Kenzie Kent and Makenna Newkirk each added one.

Boston College returns to the ice next weekend when the Eagles meet No. 8 Providence in a home-and-home series. Hockey East's first- and second-place teams will first play at BC's Kelley Rink on Friday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the game moves to the Friars' Schneider Arena for a 2 p.m. faceoff.

No. 2 Boston College 2, Vermont 1
Saturday January 20, 2018
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


2nd, 14:23 | UVM GOAL, 0-1 - BC was restarting the play deep in their own end and UVM's forecheck broke up the play. Kourtney Menches got to the puck in the corner and pushed it up the wall before Daria O'Neill sent it back down from the point. Menches grabbed the puck off the half boards and sent a centering pass toward goal that BC goalie Katie Burt redirected wide. However, Olivia Kilberg was crashing the net got on the rebound, finding a sliver of space between Burt and the right post for a 1-0 Vermont lead.

3rd, 4:10 | BC GOAL, 1-1 - The Eagles kept possession along the far wall and Toni Ann Miano managed a shot that was blocked. Kent got to the loose puck on the half boards and played it high to Caroline Ross at the point. As Kent circled off the boards, Ross fed her on the curl as she skated across the tops of the circles. Before getting all the way over, she dumped the puck to Miano cutting back across from the right point, and she snapped a rising wrist shot through traffic to beat Scobee and get the Eagles on the board.

3rd, 10:10 | BC GOAL, 2-1 - Miano struck again and put the Eagles ahead with a play similar to her first goal of the game. BC worked the puck along the far boards and Ross pushed it down to Makenna Newkirk at the half boards. As the UVM defense collapsed toward goal, it opened up a wide lane for a diagonal pass to Miano at the far point, who took the pass on the move and blasted a shot through traffic as Maegan Beres was screening Scobee.


- Today was the Eagles' first win this season when held to two or fewer goals ... BC is now 1-2-2 in those contests

- Toni Ann Miano netted her 14th and 15th goals of the season ... she pushed her career total to 33, which is the Eagles' career record for defenseman goals.

- Miano's goals pushed her season point total to 31, marking the first time in her career she reached the 30-point threshold in a season ... overall, she now has 90 career points is 10 back of becoming the third defenseman in program history to reach the century mark

- Caroline Ross picked up a pair of assists today, her second career multiple-point day ... she pushed her season point total to 10 points and became the 11th Eagle - and fourth defenseman - to reach double-digit points this year

- Kenzie Kent pushed her point streak to four games with her assist on Miano's first goal ... she now has 15 points in the last 11 games

- It was Kent's 91st career assist ... she's currently fourth on the Eagles' career assist chart, nine back from becoming the fourth player in program history to reach 100-career assists

- Kent also now has 130 career points, four back of cracking the Eagles' top 10 for career points ... she is behind Deb Spillane '08, who had 134 career points

- Makenna Newkirk picked up her 33rd assist of the season with her set-up of Miano's game-winning goal ... it was her 83rd career assist and her 135th career point ... she currently ranks eighth on the BC chart for career assists, and is ninth on the career points list.

- This was just the second game this season that both Lonergan and Watts were held off the scoresheet ... the other game was on Nov. 10, a 2-1 loss at No. 8 St. Lawrence

- Katie Burt recorded her 113th career win today ... she is now just one victory back of tying the NCAA career wins mark, currently held by Noora Raty (Minnesota '13), who had 114 in her career

- Caitrin Lonergan and Daryl Watts both saw their respective 16-game point streaks snapped as they were both held scoreless today ... Watts had posted 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists) in her run, while Lonergan had 38 (16 goals, 22 assists) ... their 16-game point streaks are tied for the fifth longest in program history, matching Haley Skarupa's 16-game run in 2015-16 ... Newkirk had a 17-game streak for the fourth-longest run earlier this season

- For the third straight game, BC did not score a power-play goal ... it's the first time since Feb. 19-24, 2017 - vs. Providence and Merrimack twice - that BC was unable to score on the man-advantage for three straight game

- Boston College has won its last 18 games against Vermont and improved to 41-3-3 all-time against the Catamounts ... BC is now 34-1-3 at home against the 'Cats


1. Toni Ann Miani, BC
2. Sydney Scobee, UVM
3. Caroline Ross, BC


Vermont: 6-16-4, 3-11-3 HEA
Boston College: 22-2-3, 15-1-3 HEA


Boston College returns to the ice next weekend when the Eagles meet No. 8 Providence in a home-and-home series. Hockey East's first- and second-place teams will first play at BC's Kelley Rink on Friday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the game moves to the Friars' Schneider Arena for a 2 p.m. faceoff.