Five Points From Lonergan Lead Boston College Past Northeastern, 7-3
Sophomore forward Caitrin Lonergan has hat trick and two assists for Eagles

Sophomore forward Caitrin Lonergan has hat trick and two assists for Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:10  BC1-0 EV Caitrin Lonergan (16)Kenzie Kent/5
1st 4:15  NOE1-1 EV McKenna Brand (10)Ainsley MacMillan/7, Denisa Křížová/7
1st 11:53  BC2-1 EV Daryl Watts (16)Caitrin Lonergan/19, Willow Corson/10
2nd 2:09  BC3-1 EV Delaney Belinskas (2)Kenzie Kent/6
2nd 14:30  BC4-1 EV GW Caitrin Lonergan (17)Daryl Watts/23, Willow Corson/11
2nd 17:38  NOE2-4 EV Lauren Kelly (2)McKenna Brand/6
3rd 2:18  BC5-2 EV Kenzie Kent (2)Caitrin Lonergan/20, Delaney Belinskas/3
3rd 3:02  BC6-2 EV Daryl Watts (17)Grace Bizal/5, Makenna Newkirk/16
3rd 16:32  BC7-2 SH Caitrin Lonergan (18)Serena Sommerfield/9
3rd 18:32  NOE3-7 EV Skylar Fontaine (4)Denisa Křížová/8, McKenna Brand/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  1113
Boston College  2237
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  1581336
Boston College  1212933
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (9-8-2)  0/4 2/4 0
Boston College (12-1-2)  0/2 4/8 1
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Aerin Frankel (L, 3-3-1)34:304 106016
Brittany Bugalski25:303 04610
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 12-1-2)59:573 1471233
Empty Net0:030     

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Caitrin Lonergan collected a career-high five points - a hat trick and two assists - as the No. 2 Boston College women's hockey team posted a 7-3 win over Northeastern on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink.

Lonergan's career night, which included her second hat trick of the season, paced a total of five Eagles with multiple points. Daryl Watts (two goals, one assist) and Kenzie Kent (one goal, two assists) each had three points, while Delaney Belinskas (one goal, one assist) and Willow Corson (two assists) also picked up multiple points.

Boston College (12-1-2, 6-0-1 HEA) posted two goals in the first and second periods before potting three in the final period. Northeastern (9-8-2, 5-5-1 HEA) scored one goal in each period.

Katie Burt made 33 saves in the win, the 103rd of her career. Northeastern's Aerin Frankel made 16 saves while allowing four goals before making way for Brittany Bugalski, who stopped 10 shots while surrendering three goals. BC was out-shot 36-33 in the game.

Boston College returns to action on Friday, Dec. 1, when the Eagles host Boston University in the front end of the teams' home-and-home weekend series. Faceoff at Kelley Rink is set for 2 p.m., and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3. Saturday's return game at Walter Brown Arena is set for 3 p.m.

No. 2 Boston College 7, Northeastern 3
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


1st, 3:10 | BC GOAL, 1-0 - Caitrin Lonergan picked the puck out of a scrum in the BC defensive end and skated through the neutral zone with Kenzie Kent. Kent threw a centering pass in for Lonergan, but her shot kicked up over NU goalie Aerin Frankle. Lonergan scooped the puck up and tried to throw it in front to Delaney Belinskas, but a Northeastern defender batted it out of the way. Kent skated around the net and picked the puck up off the boards and found Lonergan in the high slot for a one-timer that beat NU goalie Aerin Frankle for a 1-0 Eagle lead.

1st, 3:56 | NU GOAL, 1-1 - Northeastern responded on the next shift as Ainsley MacMillan worked with McKenna Brand to intercept a BC breakout pass at the blue line. They worked into the zone and found Denisa Krizova on the half boards, who fed MacMillan at the point. Her shot was saved by BC goaltender Katie Burt, but the rebound popped out wide and Brand maneuvered around her defender to get to it and pot the goal.

1st, 11:53 | BC GOAL, 2-1 - Willow Corson forced a turnover at the blue line in front of the Northeastern bench, and played Daryl Watts streaking into the zone. Watts picked up Lonergan on the far side and had a 2-on-1. The duo passed the puck quickly back and forth through the slot, getting the defenseman to commit to Lonergan's side before she passed it quickly back to Watts for the easy tap-in on the open net to put the Eagles back on top.

2nd, 2:09 | BC GOAL, 3-1 - Off a faceoff, Kenzie Kent caused havoc in the corner back behind Frankel and picked the puck off a defenseman's stick. She poked a shot in on an angle from behind the goal and Frankel thought she had it, but Belinskas came in behind the play and got enough stick on the puck to dislodge it and poke it under Frankel and push the lead to two goals.

2nd, 14:30 | BC GOAL, 4-1 - Corson broke up NU's rush in the Huskies' end, and the puck popped right out to Lonergan in front of the BC bench coming on for her shift. Lonergan sent a cross-ice pass back over to Watts at the Northeastern blue line, and she worked the puck for a moment, allowing Lonergan to come into the play. Watts connected with Lonergan, who took the blue line cutting near side before skating back across and ripping a wrist shot that beat Frankel. Immediately after, NU put Brittany Bugalski in net.

2nd, 17:38 | NU GOAL, 4-2 - Brand intercepted a BC clearing pass at their blue line and skated into space, launching a slapshot from just inside the center point. Lauren Kelly was in front and got enough of a tip on the puck to redirect it and beat Burt, pulling the Huskies within two goals.

3rd, 2:18 | BC GOAL, 5-2 - Belinskas started the play sending Lonergan into the zone. Once she got in and ran into an NU player on the near boards, Kent came over to relieve some pressure and then just played Lonergan back. Kent curled into the slot, and took the square feed from Lonergan. Her first effort was saved by Bugalski, but she banged her second effort home over the goalie.

3rd, 3:02 | BC GOAL, 6-2 - On the next shift, Makenna Newkirk picked up the puck off the wall behind Bugalski and played Grace Bizal at the point. Bizal dumped it down to Watts, curling in off the half boards. After a deke around a defender, Watts slotted home her second of the night under Bugalski's right leg, using two players as a screen.

3rd, 16:32 | BC GOAL, 7-2 (SHG) - With Northeastern on the power play, Serena Sommerfield cleared the puck in the slot and then beat an NU player to it on the wall, poking it ahead to Lonergan. She picked it up near the red line in front of the Northeastern bench and skated in for a one-on-one against Bugalski, beating her with a backhand over her pads for the shorthanded goal.

3rd, 18:32| NU GOAL, 7-3 - After a BC player was checked along the boards at the Eagles' blue line, Skylar Fontaine plucked the loose puck away and started skating into open ice. She fed Krizova ahead and Brand poke-pass then gave Krizova space for her to gain the zone. She skated in with Fontaine and fed her for the quick snap shot that beat Burt with under 90 seconds to play.


- Tonight marked Boston College's 199th Hockey East win ... the Eagles are one win away from becoming the first team in conference history to reach 200 league wins.

- Caitrin Lonergan notched a career high, posting five points from three goals and two assists ... this was her second hat trick of the season ... her five-point effort bested her previous high of four points, which she recorded against New Hampshire on Nov. 11, 2016 (one goal, three assists)

- This was Lonergan's 13th multiple-point game of the season and her fifth multiple-goal game of the year

- Lonergan's third goal was a shorthanded strike, her first of the season and the second of her career ... it was BC's third SHG this season

- With 18 goals on the season, Lonergan assumed the nation's lead in goals - she is now one ahead of of teammate Daryl Watts and BU's Victoria Bach, who each have 17

- Watts posted her 13th multiple-point game of the year, which included her fifth multiple-goal game ... she has registered at least three points in eight games this season

- Watts pushed her nation-leading assist total to 23 and is the first player in the NCAA this season to reach 40 points.

- Kenzie Kent broke a three-game pointless streak with a three-point night (one goal, two assists) ... it was her second multiple-point game of the year and her second in the last five games

- This was Kent's first three-point effort since her one-goal, two-assist day against No. 6 St. Lawrence in the 2017 NCAA Quarterfinal

- Willow Corson notched two assists tonight, her sixth multiple-point game of the season and her first since her three-point day at No. 8 St. Lawrence on Nov. 11

- Makenna Newkirk extended her point streak to 15 games, claiming sole possession of fifth place on the Eagles' list of consecutive games with a point ... she is now one game shy of matching Haley Skarupa's 16-game streak in 2015-16, which is the fourth longest in program history ... Alex Carpenter (25 games, 24 games) and Skarupa (20 games) have the top three longest streaks in the record books

- Grace Bizal recorded her third assist in the last two games with her set-up of Watts' second goal

- Serena Sommerfield has a new career-long point streak, registering an assist in her fifth straight game ... she now has nine assists on the season

- Katie Burt picked up the win, the 103rd of her career ... she is now 11 wins back of tying the NCAA career wins record (114, Minnesota's Noora Raty '13) ... she made 33 saves in the win, her fifth game with 30-plus saves this season

- Boston College has scored 15 goals in the past two games after shuffling its lines


Northeastern: 9-8-2, 5-5-1 HEA
Boston College: 12-1-2, 6-0-2 HEA


Boston College returns to action on Friday, Dec. 1, when the Eagles host Boston University in the front end of the teams' home-and-home weekend series. Faceoff at Kelley Rink is set for 2 p.m., and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3. Saturday's return game at Walter Brown Arena is set for 3 p.m.