Junior defenseman Jillian Fey had a goal and an assist for the Eagles
Boston College Earns Weekend Sweep With 3-1 Win At Merrimack
Junior defenseman Jillian Fey had a goal and an assist for the Eagles

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.- In a gritty back-and-forth contest, the Merrimack College women's ice hockey team came up short against the No. 8 Boston College Eagles at home on Saturday.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 1, Boston College 3
Records: Merrimack (1-5-0, 1-5-0 HE) | Boston College (7-3-0, 7-3-0 HE)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.

How It Happened

- Merrimack looked to have gotten on the board midway through the first on a 5-on-3, where Courtney Maud deflected it in front, but was called off for a play with a high stick to keep the game scoreless.

- Boston College took the lead in the final minute of the first, where on a rush up the ice the Eagles' Cayla Barnes took the shot as she cut through the nearside dot.

- In the second, BC's Olivia Finocchiaro fired in a shot off of a pass from her linemate crashing in on goal to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead.

- BC tacked on a third late in the middle period, as Jillian Fey picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and flipped it in for the goal.

- The Warriors got on the board in the final five after a long stretch in the offensive zone. Katie Kaufman picked up the puck in the corner and managed a clean pass against defensive pressure to rookie defender Grace Karunakar at the blueline. She fired a hard shot, which was tipped down by Courtney Maud screening in front for her first of the year.

Notes & Numbers

- Sophomore netminder Emma Gorski stood firm for 29 saves on the afternoon in her sixth straight start.

- Katie Kaufman's assist on Merrimack's lone goal finishes a three-point weekend (1 G, 2 A) for the sophomore forward.

- Goaltenders: Emma Gorski (29 saves, 1-5-0) | Kelly Pickreign (18 saves, 2-1-0)

- Power Plays: MC 0-6 | BC 0-5

- Shots on Goal: MC 4, BC 11 | MC 7, BC 11 | MC 8, BC 10 | MC 19, BC 32

- Faceoffs: 22 MC | 26 BC

- Blocks: 7 MC | 11 BC

Up Next

The Warriors will return to Hockey East competition next weekend with a home-and-home series.

Game Summary

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Game statistics
32 Shots 19
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 6
7 / 14 PIM 4 / 8
7-3-0 Records 1-5-0
Boston College Merrimack
Cayla Barnes (1)
Olivia Finocchiaro (2)
2nd/6:33  GW
Jillian Fey (5)
Courtney Maud (1)
Boston College Merrimack
Kelly Pickreign
60:00, 18 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 2-1-0)
Emma Gorski
58:44, 29 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 1-5-0)

Empty Net
1:16, 0 GA