Boston College Edged By Harvard, 3-2, In Women's Beanpot Final

Sophomore forward Andie Anastos scored a goal for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:35  BC1-0 EV Andie Anastos (10)Emily Field/15, Tori Sullivan/15
1st 9:08  HAR1-1 EV Mary Parker (13)Karly Heffernan/9, Lexie Laing/11
2nd 8:18  BC2-1 EV Haley Skarupa (25) -
2nd 9:39  HAR2-2 EV Karly Heffernan (6)Lexie Laing/12, Mary Parker/15
2nd 11:54  HAR3-2 PP GW Miye D'Oench (14)Mary Parker/16, Samantha Reber/20
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston College  1102
Harvard  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston College  1371232
Harvard  46717
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston College (27-1-1)  0/6 5/13 0
Harvard (19-4-2)  1/5 6/12 0
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (L, 24-1-1)59:333 34714
Empty Net0:270     
Harvard Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Emerance Maschmeyer (W, 10-3-2)60:002 1261230

Boston, Mass. - No. 1 Boston College women's hockey (27-1-1, 18-0-0 WHEA) suffered its first loss of the 2014-15 season Tuesday night, falling to the fourth-ranked Harvard Crimson, 3-2, in the 2015 Women's Beanpot Championship at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

The loss was the Eagles' first of the season, as they started the campaign on a 27-0-1 streak with 25 consecutive wins.

Harvard (19-4-2, 14-3-1 ECAC) claimed their 14th Beanpot Championship, while the Eagles - who were the defending champions - picked up their 10th runner-up finish.

Boston College wasted no time getting on the board, scoring less than two minutes into the contest. Senior forward Emily Field fought to keep the Crimson from clearing the puck and dished it to sophomore forward Andie Anastos in the circle. Anastos sent in a stick-side goal, her 10th of the season, to give BC an early 1-0 lead.

BC maintained the tempo for the majority of the opening frame, not allowing a Harvard shot on goal for the first 6:34 of action.

With 10:52 remaining in the first, the Crimson tied it up at one goal apiece. Junior forward Mary Parker tipped in a rebound off a shot from the point to even the score at 1-1, which held into the first intermission.

As the second period opened, the two teams skated back and forth, putting both goaltenders under pressure - BC's Katie Burt stopped two breakaways - but the Eagles broke through first.

Junior forward Haley Skarupa momentarily regained the Eagles' lead with a snipe from the slot, beating tournament MVP Emerance Maschmeyer stick side for her 25th goal of the season.

Harvard responded almost immediately with freshman Karly Heffernan sliding her sixth goal of the season past Burt to tie the score at 2-2.

Junior forward Alex Carpenter was penalized with a five-minute major for body checking at 11:13 of the second, which gave the Crimson extended time with the extra man. Harvard capitalized on their man advantage just :41 later when junior forward Miye D'Oench put Harvard up, 3-2.

The Eagles out-shot Harvard in the third period - and had four power plays - but were unable to crack Maschmeyer one more time. Skarupa had a shot from the point that skimmed the crossbar, while defenseman Megan Keller got a shot off close to goal, but Maschmeyer made a reaching kick-save on the far post to prevent the equalizer.

With BC swarming in the game's final minute and up a skater after Burt came off, senior defenseman Lexi Bender was whistled for an interference penalty with :26 left to play, bringing the puck back to the Eagles' zone. Harvard controlled off the faceoff claimed the tournament championship seconds later.


- The Eagles saw their nation-leading 28-game undefeated streak - and 25-game winning streak - snapped with tonight's loss.

- BC out-shot Harvard, 32-17, marking the 29th time this season - every game - that the Eagles have done so.

- Junior forward Haley Skarupa's second-period goal was her 25th of the season, marking the second-straight season she's hit 25 goals ... Skarupa has 74 career goals to rank sixth in the Eagles' career records.

- Skarupa also reached a single-season career high in points with her goal, tallying 54 points (25-29) so far this season

- Sophomore forward Andie Anastos recorded a goal in her third straight game

The Eagles return to Hockey East action this weekend with a two-game set against Maine at Kelley Rink. BC will host the Black Bears at 2 p.m. on both Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14. Live streams of both matches will be available on