|1st||6:25||BC||1-0||EV||Makenna Newkirk (3)||-|
|3rd||4:50||COR||1-1||EV||Hanna Bunton (1)||Morgan Richardson/1|
|3rd||9:17||BC||2-1||PP GW||Alex Carpenter (10)||Haley Skarupa/9, Kali Flanagan/5|
|3rd||18:26||BC||3-1||SH EN||Lexi Bender (1)||Kali Flanagan/6, Dana Trivigno/2|
|3rd||19:42||BC||4-1||SH EN||Alex Carpenter (11)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (7-0-0)||1/3||6/12||2|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Katie Burt (W, 6-0-0)||60:00||1||5||9||4||18|
|Paula Voorheis (L, 0-1-0)||58:25||2||10||17||13||40|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The No. 2 Boston College women's hockey team put its nation-leading penalty-kill unit to the test tonight, earning a 4-1 win at No. 9 Cornell. Senior Alex Carpenter scored two goals - including the 100th goal of her career - to help propel the Eagles to their seventh-straight win.
BC (7-0-0, 2-0-0 HEA) scored a pair of empty-net shorthanded goals in the final two minutes to secure the win but the Eagles had to fight off four separate two-man advantages, two of which saw Cornell play three skaters up after pulling the goaltender in the third period. Despite those circumstances, BC went 6-for-6 on the penalty kill to maintain a perfect mark on the season.
Katie Burt made 18 saves in the win. Cornell's goaltender, Paula Voorheis, made 40 saves in the loss as BC out-shot Cornell (0-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC), 44-19, in the Eagles' first road game of the year.
#2/3 Boston College 4, #9 Cornell 1
Lynah Rink, Ithaca, N.Y.
Friday, October 23, 2015
- Alex Carpenter scored her 100th and 101st career goals and moved into a first-place tie on the BC career scoring chart, matching Kelli Stack '11 with 209 career points.
- The Eagles scored a pair of shorthanded goals - their first two of the season - and killed off all six Big Red power plays to maintain a perfect penalty kill this season ... BC successfully killed off four separate two-man advantages, the latter two being 6v3 opportunities as Cornell pulled their goaltender for both
- Freshman Makenna Newkirk scored her third goal of the season in the first period and defenseman Lexi Bender scored her first goal of the season - a shorthanded empty-net goal - in the third period
- The Eagles scored first for the seventh time in seven games this season, extending their best-ever season start to 7-0-0
Head coach Katie Crowley
"I was really proud of the way our team played tonight. We had to deal with some adversity on the road and we stood up to the challenge by killing four 3v5 penalties. Overall, it was a great team effort and we stood strong when we needed to."
HOW IT HAPPENED
1st, 6:25 // 1-0, BC GOAL: Makenna Newkirk disrupted Cornell's clearance attempt along the boards, stripped the puck and curled back inside toward goal. Her low shot from the slot beat Big Red goaltender Paula Voorheis for her third goal of the season.
3rd, 4:50 // 1-1 CORNELL GOAL: Hanna Bunton skated in with Erin O'Connor's pass from center ice and beat Katie Burt high from the deep slot.
3rd, 9:17 // 2-1, BC GOAL: Alex Carpenter scored her 100th career goal with a power-play strike. Working the puck around, Haley Skarupa found Carpenter at the doorstep for the go-ahead goal. Kali Flanagan was also credited with an assist.
3rd, 18:26 // 3-1, BC GOAL: With Cornell on the 6v4, on a power play and with the goaltender pulled, Lexi Bender broke out of the penalty box and took Kali Flanagan's long pass into the Cornell zone. Her first shot on the empty net was wide, but she collected her own rebound and put it in for the Eagles' first shorthanded goal of the season.
3rd, 19:42 // 4-1, BC GOAL: Alex Carpenter scored her second goal of the night - a shorthanded empty-net goal. She beat the Cornell defender to the puck in the neutral zone after it had kicked out of the zone, and skated it in. Her first shot skimmed off the post, but she got her rebound, spun around and potted the puck for the 4-1 lead. That goal moved her into a first-place tie with Kelli Stack '11 on the BC career scoring chart.
- Alex Carpenter scored her 100th and 101st career goals at Boston College, becoming just the second player in BC women's hockey history to reach the 100-goal mark ... she is the first player in 16 seasons to do so, as Erin Magee '99 was the last player to reach 100 goals during the 1998-99 season.
- Alex Carpenter's two points moved her into a tie for first place on the Boston College career scoring chart ... her 209 career points have matched Kelli Stack '11, who had 209 points in her four-year career
- Tonight was Alex Carpenter's 24th career multiple-goal game, and her third this season ... she entered the game tied for first nationally in goals per game and points per game ... this is the fastest Carpenter has reached 10 goals in her career (seven games) ... last season, it took her nine games to reach double-digit goals
- Katie Burt's saw her shutout streak - which spanned four games - snapped by Hanna Burnton's third-period goal ... Burt had not allowed a goal in her previous 169:59 on ice, with the last goal past her coming at 14:39 of the third against St. Lawrence on Oct. 11.
- Kali Flanagan recorded two assists for the second time this season and for the third time in her career ... the blue liner now has six points - all assists - and has matched her 39-game assist total from last season, her freshman year, in just seven games.
- Dana Trivigno recorded an assist on Lexi Bender's goal, her second assist of the season ... she now has 94 career points and is six points shy of becoming the 12th player in BC history to reach 100 points
- Haley Skarupa's assist in the third period pushed her season total to a team-best nine ... she now has 94 career assists, third in BC history ... her assist pushed career points total to 177 points ... she is now 21 points back of third place on the BC career scoring chart, behind Erin Magee '99 (198 points)
- Megan Keller saw her six-game point streak snapped ... the defenseman entered the game with eight points (4g, 4a) in six games, but was held off the scoresheet tonight
- Andie Anastos also saw her four-game point streak snapped ... she had scored one goal and added three assists in the previous four games.
- Tonight was Boston College's first road game of the 2015-16 season ... the Eagles started with six straight home games to open the season
- The win extended the Eagles' program-best start to 7-0-0 ... this is the deepest in a season BC has remained perfect in program history
- The Eagles recorded two unassisted goals tonight: Makenna Newkirk's first-period goal and Alex Carpenter's shorthanded goal in the third ... these were the team's first two unassisted tallies of the season
- BC went 1-for-3 on the power play, marking the fifth game in seven this season they've scored with the man advantage.
- The Eagles were 6-for-6 in killing penalties, maintaining their perfect mark on the penalty kill this year ... BC is now 26-for-26 in killing opponents' power-play opportunities in 2015-16 ... BC is the only team in the nation with a perfect penalty kill mark this season
- Boston College's two shorthanded goals were the team's first two of the season ... this was the first time since Feb. 19, 2015 - a 5-0 win over Boston University - that the Eagles scored two shorthanded goals in a game
- BC's three goals in the third marked the 14th period this season BC has scored at least two goals in a stanza ... the Eagles have now scored in 18 of 21 periods overall this season
- BC was unable to break through Paula Voorheis in the second period, marking just the third time this season the Eagles were unable to score in a period
- BC recorded a season-high six penalties in the game
Boston College: 7-0-0, 2-0-0 HEA
Cornell: 0-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC
Boston College and Cornell will meet for the second time tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 24. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m. at the Big Red's Lynah Rink. A live stream will be available at ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com.