|1st||6:20||BC||1-0||PP GW||Makenna Newkirk (12)||Megan Keller/18, Alex Carpenter/25|
|1st||15:57||BC||2-0||PP||Haley Skarupa (19)||Kenzie Kent/17, Alex Carpenter/26|
|2nd||4:32||BC||3-0||EV||Dana Trivigno (7)||Haley Skarupa/26, Kristyn Capizzano/16|
|3rd||5:49||BC||4-0||EV||Makenna Newkirk (13)||Tori Sullivan/11|
|3rd||7:01||BC||5-0||EV||Haley Skarupa (20)||Alex Carpenter/27, Kali Flanagan/15|
|3rd||17:08||BC||6-0||SH||Alex Carpenter (28)||Haley Skarupa/27|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (23-0-0)||2/3||6/12||1|
|Samantha Ridgewell (L, 3-14-1)||60:00||6||23||13||13||49|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Gabriella Switaj (W, 4-0-0)||60:00||0||4||2||2||8|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Haley Skarupa recorded her 100th career goal as the No. 1 Boston College women's hockey team defeated Merrimack 6-0 on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Gabri Switaj recorded her first career shutout as the Eagles out-shot the Warriors 55-8 on the day. Skarupa finished the day with four points - two goals and two assists - while Alex Carpenter added one goal and three assists for a four-point afternoon. Megan Keller became the fastest BC defenseman to reach 50 career points (60 games), and Makenna Newkirk added a pair of goals in the Eagles' 23rd win of the season.
#1 Boston College 6, Merrimack 0
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
- Boston College out-shot Merrimack 55-8, pumping 55 shots on the Warriors for the second consecutive night
- Haley Skarupa became the third player in BC history to score 100 career goals when her notched her second goal of the game in the third period
- Four of BC's six goals were special-teams strikes: two power-play goals, one shorthanded goal and one 4v4 goal
- Megan Keller recorded her 50th career point, and became the fastest defenseman in program history to reach 50 points, doing so in 60 games
- Gabri Switaj made her fourth start of the season and recorded her first career shutout
Boston College head coach Katie Crowley
"I thought our players were going to come out hard; that's what we asked of them. I thought it was good that were able to put two away in the first period to get rolling after that. Offensively, today we created even more chances than yesterday. I know that sounds kind of crazy with the shot differential, but I thought we had more quality shot chances today than yesterday. It was good to be back at home. We love playing at home. We're very comfortable here and overall I thought it was a good game."
"Gabri (Switaj) works hard every day. I say it all the time, but she competes. She had to come up with some big saves -a couple on their power play, and one that led to Alex's (Carpenter) goal shorthanded. For her to have her first-ever shutout, that's great. I was happy for her and I know the team was pretty pumped for her."
"We're going to have to work on a few little things after this weekend's game, but (Harvard's) a rivalry that we don't really have to get the kids pumped up for. They're going to be pumped out for it. I think it'll be a great hockey game on Tuesday night."
HOW IT HAPPENED
1st, 6:20 // 1-0 - BC GOAL (PPG): Alex Carpenter won the faceoff back to Megan Keller at the point, and she took a few yards of the blue line before finding Makenna Newkirk off the halfboards on the far side. The freshman took the space toward the faceoff circle and snapped her shot past Samantha Ridgewell for the 1-0 lead.
1st, 15:57 // 2-0 - BC GOAL (PPG): Carpenter got the rebound of her shot and got the puck up the boards to Kenzie Kent by the edge of the circle. Kent then connected with Haley Skarupa coming in fron the hash marks, and she beat Ridgewell near side for her 99th career goal.
2nd, 4:32 // 3-0 - BC GOAL: Kristyn Capizzano and Dana Trivigno pulled the puck off the far boards and played Skarupa by the near faceoff circle. Skarupa skated in and pushed the puck through the crease, where Trivigno knocked it in on the back post past Ridgewell.
3rd, 5:49 // 4-0 - BC GOAL: Tori Sullivan picked up a loose puck along the boards and played Makenna Newkirk low. The freshman circled into space and beat Ridgewell for the four-goal lead.
3rd, 7:01 // 5-0 - BC GOAL (4v4): Haley Skarupa scored her second goal of the game after she took a short pass from Alex Carpenter in the slot and beat Ridgewell.
3rd, 17:08 // 6-0 - BC GOAL (SHG): Alex Carpenter won the puck along the boards on Merrimack's power play and worked out of the zone with Skarupa. The pair broke into the Warrior's zone and Skarupa played Carpenter for her 28th goal of the season.
- Boston College recorded 55 shots in both weekend games against Merrimack and out-shot the Warriors a combined 110-18 in the two games
- The Eagles are now 2-0-0 all-time against Merrimack, as Friday night's contest was the teams' first-ever meeting ... BC shut out the Warriors in both contests
- Makenna Newkirk recorded her third multiple-goal contest of the season, picking up her 12th and 13th tallies of the year ... her first goal - in the first period - was her fourth power-play goal of the season
- Haley Skarupa's first-period goal was her 99th career goal and her third-period tally was her 100th career goal ... she is now alone in third place on the BC career goal-scoring chart after entering the game tied with Kelli Stack '11 (98)
- Skarupa's first-period goal was also her fifth power-play goal of the season and the 18th goal on the man-advantage of her career ... she now sits tied for sixth on the BC career power-play goal chart, tied with Jennifer Buckley '99
- This was Skarupa's fifth multiple-goal game this season and her second in the Eagles' last three games
- Skarupa also notched her 26th and 27th assists of the season today, and moved into sole possession of second place on the BC career assist chart with 112
- Alex Carpenter recorded her 14th multiple-point game of the season and her seventh multiple-assist game of the campaign ... she now has four three-assist efforts this season
- This was Carpenter's seventh game this season in which she recorded four or more points
- Alex Carpenter's third-period shorthanded goal was her 28th goal of the season ... it was her third shorthanded goal this season and the ninth of her career ... her three shorthanded goals are tied for the national lead
- With her first two assists coming on the power play, Carpenter now has 17 power-play points (7-10-17), tops in the nation
- With her assist on Haley Skarupa's first goal, Kenzie Kent pushed her point streak to eight games, matching the longest point streak of her career ... her streak began on Nov. 20 at Northeastern, and in this run she has collected 13 points... she now has 48 career assists and 62 career points
- Dana Trivigno tallied her 47th career goal via her second-period strike ... she now has seven points in the last five games
- Trivigno also moved into third place on the BC career penalties list with her 91st and 92nd penalties today ... her 192 career penalty minutes are also third in the BC career records
- Megan Keller's assist on Makenna Newkirk's first-period goal was her 50th career point ... she is the fastest defenseman to reach 50 points in BC history (60 games)
- Kristyn Capizzano recorded her 16th assist of the season and her 69th career point
- Kali Flanagan's assist on Haley Skarupa's second goal was her 15th assist of the season and her first helper since Dec. 5 at Maine
- Gabri Switaj made her fourth start of the season and moved to 4-0-0 on the year ... she lowered her goals against average to 1.50 ... it was also the first shutout of her career
- Carpenter's shorthanded goal was the Eagles' sixth of the season, moving into a tie for the national lead with Wisconsin in the category
- Tonight marked the seventh game this season BC scored multiple power-play goals, and the first time since going 2-for-4 on the man advantage at Maine on Dec. 5
- BC is now 12-0-0 at home this season and have pushed their NCAA-record 45-game home undefeated streak to 44-0-1 ... the Eagles also hold the NCAA record for consecutive home wins, which is now at 39 games
- BC has a 41-game undefeated streak (40-0-1) in Hockey East regular-season play dating back to Feb. 8, 2014 (2-0 loss at UConn)
1. Haley Skarupa, BC
2. Alex Carpenter, BC
3. Makenna Newkirk, BC
Merrimack: 3-21-2, 2-13-1 HEA
Boston College: 23-0-0, 16-0-0 HEA
The Eagles return to action when they face No. 9/8 Harvard on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Crimson's Bright-Landry Hockey Center in Boston. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.