Boston College Tops Vermont, 6-1, To Win School-Record 26th Straight Game
Senior forward Alex Carpenter registers two goals and assist for Eagles

Senior forward Alex Carpenter had two goals and an assist for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:59  BC1-0 EV Kenzie Kent (8)Alex Carpenter/28, Haley Skarupa/29
2nd 3:14  BC2-0 EV GW Haley Skarupa (21)Grace Bizal/6
2nd 5:42  BC3-0 EV Alex Carpenter (31) -
2nd 13:36  BC4-0 EV Alex Carpenter (32)Lexi Bender/19, Grace Bizal/7
2nd 14:46  BC5-0 EV Megan Keller (9)Kaliya Johnson/6, Makenna Newkirk/12
3rd 4:57  BC6-0 EV Dana Trivigno (9)Toni Ann Miano/13
3rd 16:39  VER1-6 PP Bridget Baker (6)Dayna Colang/12, Daria O'Neill/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  0011
Boston College  1416
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  64818
Boston College  1423946
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (6-19-2)  1/4 6/12 0
Boston College (26-0-0)  0/6 4/8 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Molly Depew (L, 3-9-0)60:006 1319840
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gabriella Switaj (W, 5-0-0)59:491 64717
Empty Net0:110     

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - With its 6-1 victory over Vermont Saturday afternoon, the No. 1 Boston College women's hockey team not only claimed its 350th win in program history, but the team also extended its winning streak to 26 games - a new program record and now the second-longest streak in NCAA history.

Helping BC to the win was senior Alex Carpenter, who scored two goals and added one assist to become the eighth player in NCAA history to record 250 career points.

Haley Skarupa added one goal and one assist, while Grace Bizal notched a pair of assists. Kenzie Kent, Megan Keller and Dana Trivigno added single goals.

#1 Boston College 6, Vermont 1
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Saturday, January 23, 2016


- BC established a new program record with its 26th straight win, now the second-longest mark in NCAA history.

- Alex Carpenter collected three points to push her career scoring total to 250 points, becoming the eighth player in NCAA history to reach that mark. She has 60 points on the season.

- Haley Skarupa recorded her 50th point of the season with a one-goal, one-assist afternoon.

- Gabri Switaj moved to 5-0-0 on the season in goal with a 17-save performance


Boston College head coach Katie Crowley

"Overall, I thought it was a good weekend. We scored goals when we needed to and made plays when we needed to."

"I thought Alex (Carpenter) was great tonight. I think she came to the rink prepared and ready to go and prepared to take control of the game. To me, that's what she did in this game today. She was very good and came with the intensity we need."

"(Keeping concentration on the end goal during a long winning streak) is a difficult thing, so we try to mix in some different things for them, whether it's a pool workout or something like that where we can get them doing something a little different. But overall, we just ask them to come to the rink ready to go and ready to try new things and trying to get better. And for the most part, they've done that."


1st, 16:59 // 1-0 - BC GOAL: Haley Skarupa intercepted a pass near the Catamounts' blue line and broke out on a 2-on-1 with Carpenter. She skated in deep and played the puck across for Carpenter's shot, but Depew made the save. However, the rebound was loose and Kent cruised in behind the play and poked it home for the 1-0 lead.

2nd, 3:14 // 2-0 - BC GOAL: Grace Bizal intercepted the Catamounts' dump along the near half boards and played the puck up and across the ice to Haley Skarupa near the Eagles' bench. The senior gained the blue line and took space near the top of the circle before shooting and beating Depew low for BC's second goal.

2nd, 5:42 // 3-0 - BC GOAL: Alex Carpenter chased down BC's dump in to the Vermont zone and took the puck off the UVM's defenseman's stick behind the goal. She then took skated into open ice near the edge of the faceoff circle and beat Depew for the 3-0 lead.

2nd, 13:36 // 4-0 - BC GOAL: Alex Carpenter picked up the rebound of Lexi Bender's shot and backhand-flicked it over Depew's shoulder on the doorstep from a hard angle. Bizal and Bender played the puck along the blue line before Bender's low shot popped out for Carpenter's goal.

2nd, 14:46 // 5-0 - BC GOAL: Makenna Newkirk picked the puck up off the half boards and played it up to the point for Kaliya Johnson. Johnson then played it across to Keller, who beat Depew with a hard slapper from the right point

3rd, 4:57 // 6-0 - BC GOAL: Toni Ann Miano collected Vermont's clearance pass behind the Eagles' bench and found Dana Trivigno at the other blue line as the Catamounts were making a full shift change. Trivigno skated in alone on Depew and scored through her five-hole while cutting across the front of goal.

3rd, 16:39, 6-1 - UVM GOAL (5v3 PPG): With Saana Valkama returning from a penalty to give the Catamounts a 5v3 advantage, Daria O'Neill worked low in the slot and got a shot off that was saved by Gabri Switaj. Dayna Colang pushed the rebound through the crease where Bridget Baker slid it under Switaj for the power-play goal.


- The Eagles set a new program record with their 26th straight victory, now the second-longest winning streak in NCAA history

- Today's win was also the program's 350th win ... BC women's hockey is now 350-310-68 since ascending to D1 varsity status in 1994-95

- This is the 13th time this season BC has scored six or more goals in a game

- BC is now 34-3-3 in the series against Vermont, and has won the last 10 meetings between the programs

- The Eagles extended their NCAA record home winning streak to 41 games, and its national-record home undefeated streak to 47 games (46-0-1) ... the Eagles' home record now stands 14-0-0 this season

- BC was held without a power play goal for just the seventh time this season, going 0-for-6 on the man-advantage today

- Vermont's 5v3 power-play goal snapped the Eagles' streak of successful penalty kills at 29, which dated back to Nov. 28 ... on the season, BC has successfully killed off 81-of-87 opponent attempts

- Alex Carpenter's two-goal, one-assist effort pushed season scoring total to 60 points and her career scoring total to 250 points (122 goals, 128 assists) ... she is the eighth player in NCAA D1 women's hockey history to reach the 250-point mark

- Today was Carpenter's eighth multiple-goal game of the season and her 16th multi-point game of the year

- Haley Skarupa's two-point (1g, 1a) effort pushed her season scoring total to 50 points, giving her the third 50-point season of her career ... it was her 15th multiple-point game of the season

- Kenzie Kent scored her eighth goal of the season, which is a new single-season best for the sophomore ... she tallied seven goals as a freshman in 2014-15

- Megan Keller scored her ninth goal of the season in the second period ... it moved her scoring total to 29 points on the season, which is the top mark nationally among all defensemen

- Dana Trivigno scored her ninth goal of the season in the third period ... it was her ninth point this month and her second goal in as many games

- Grace Bizal recorded her sixth and seventh assists of the season, marking her second multiple-assist effort of the campaign

- Lexi Bender's assist on Alex Carpenter's first goal was her 68th of her career ... she is now just one assist shy of 10th place on BC's career assist chart (69 - Laura Traynham '97).

- Kaliya Johnson's assist on Megan Keller's goal was her sixth of the season and her first since Nov. 25, 2015

- With her assist on Dana Trivigno's goal, Toni Ann Miano has a three-game point streak (1g, 2a) and four points in the last five games

- Makenna Newkirk's assist on Megan Keller's goal was her 12th of the season and her first since Dec. 6

- Gabri Switaj made her fifth start of the season and moved to 5-0-0 on the year ... she lowered her goals against average to 1.41 on the season


1. Alex Carpenter
2. Haley Skarupa
3. Dana Trivigno


Vermont: 6-19-2, 4-11-2 HEA
Boston College: 26-0-0, 18-0-0 HEA


Boston College returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 26, when they play Merrimack in North Andover at 7 p.m. to wrap up the teams' three-game season series.