Boston College Tops Northeastern, 3-1, In Opening Game Of Women's Beanpot
Junior forward Haley Skarupa scores game-winning goal for Eagles

Junior forward Haley Skarupa scored the game-winning goal for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 7:52  NOE1-0 EV McKenna Brand (7)Tori Hickel/4, Heather Mottau/17
2nd 17:16  BC1-1 EV Emily Field (6)Emily Pfalzer/27
3rd 11:29  BC2-1 EV GW Haley Skarupa (24)Alex Carpenter/35, Kenzie Kent/25
3rd 19:36  BC3-1 EV EN Andie Anastos (7) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston College  0123
Northeastern  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston College  15121138
Northeastern  67518
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston College (26-0-1)  0/1 2/4 0
Northeastern (8-14-4)  0/1 2/4 0
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 23-0-1)60:001 66517
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chlo Desjardins (L, 7-13-3)59:372 1511935
Empty Net0:231     

Cambridge, Mass. - No. 1 Boston College (26-0-1, 17-0-0 WHEA) advances to its 15th Beanpot Championship game with a 3-1 win over Northeastern (8-13-4, 7-8-1 WHEA) on Tuesday night. Junior forward Haley Skarupa netted her sixth game-winning goal of the season in the second period to give the Eagles their 24th straight win in come-from-behind fashion.

Boston College controlled the tempo from the start of the first period, piling on 15 shots against Northeastern goaltender Chloe Desjardins. Desjardins came up with saves on all 15 BC shots, keeping the Maroon & Gold out of the net in the opening frame. BC and Northeastern headed into the first intermission knotted up at zeros.

The Huskies were the first to strike eight minutes into the second period. Freshman forward McKenna Brand's seventh goal of the put Northeastern ahead of he Eagles, 1-0.

Boston College fought back from its one-goal deficit the remainder of the middle frame. The Eagles finally capitalized during a four-on-four situation late in the period while Northeastern's Heather Mottau and BC's Megan Keller both took a seat for roughing.

Senior forward Emily Field drove home the equalizing slap shot from the right circle to tie the game up at one goal apiece heading into the second intermission.

The Eagles and Huskies traded dangerous chances in back and forth action the first half of the final period, but Haley Skarupa gave Boston College the edge it needed to push past Northeastern.

Skarupa notched the go-ahead goal with a top shelf finish from the slot to move the Eagles ahead, 2-1, with 8:30 left to play.

Northeastern pulled Desjardins with under a minute to play for a man advantage. Sophomore forward Andie Anastos sealed the Eagle win on an empty-netter with 24.6 on the clock.

Notes:

- Boston College advances to its 15th Beanpot Championship with its win vs. Northeastern

- The Eagles are now 4-0-0 against Northeastern this season

- Haley Skarupa's six game-winning goals are good for second-most in the nation

- With Alex Carpenter's assist on Skarupa's goal, she set a new record for longest point streak in BC history (25 games)

- Carpenter's 25-game point streak breaks her previous record of 24 straight games with at least one point (Oct. 21, 2012 - Feb. 2, 2013).