Miano Scores In Overtime To Give Boston College 4-3 Win Over Boston University In Women's Beanpot Title Game

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Toni Ann Miano scored the game-winning goal 14:57 into overtime as the No. 3 Boston College women's hockey team won its third straight Beanpot title – and eighth overall – with a 4-3 victory over Boston University on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink.

Beanpot Most Valuable Player Daryl Watts netted two goals, including the game-tying goal with 4:08 to play in regulation, to push her nation-leading goal total to 39. BU's Victoria Bach, the nation's second-leading goal scorer, tallied her 35th of the season to start the Terrier's second-period comeback.

Boston College (26-3-3) wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, using Watts' first of the day just 2:18 into the game to stake a 1-0 lead. Just over midway through the stanza, Molly Slowe – who moved up from the fourth line to the second at the start of the shift – netted her second career goal at 12:26 and sent the Eagles into the first intermission with a 2-0 advantage.

Boston University (11-15-6) started chipping away at the Eagles' lead early in the second period and turned the tides by the end of the stanza. Bach converted on a breakaway chance – her third such effort of the game – at 3:15 before Reagan Rust knotted the score with a power-play blast 45 seconds later at 4:00. Rebecca Leslie put BU ahead for the first time of the game when she took a Bach feed and wristed it past BC goalie Katie Burt at 8:16 of the second.

The Terriers took the one-goal advantage into the third period and out-shot the Eagles 9-7 in a defensive frame, but Watts broke through – off a set-up from Slowe – with just over five minutes to play and tied the game at 3-3. BU goalie Corinne Schroeder stopped Makenna Newkirk on the doorstep with seconds remaining in the game and the teams went to overtime.

In the extra session, Burt made eight saves and the Terriers out-shot the Eagles 8-5, but Miano's final shot of the game, on the power play, gave BC the victory and the 2018 Beanpot Trophy.

Overall, Burt made 35 saves and earned the tournament's Bertagna Trophy as the top goaltender, stopping 71 shots between last week's first round and today's championship game. Watts claimed the MVP award after scoring four goals and adding one assist in the Eagles' two games en route to the championship. She tied with Bach (three goals, two assists) for the 2018 tournament's scoring lead.

Boston College returns to action on Friday, Feb. 16, when the team heads up to Orono, Maine, for the first of two games against Maine at Alfond Arena. Faceoff in Friday's game is set for 2 p.m. The teams will meet again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Orono in the teams' 2017-18 regular-season finale.

40th Women's Beanpot | Championship Game
No. 3 Boston College 4, Boston University 3 (OT)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


1st, 2:18 | BC GOAL, 1-0 – As two Terriers converged on the far side boards to break the puck out of the BU end, Caitrin Lonergan got a stick on the weighted clearance attempt and the puck redirected toward Toni Ann Miano in front of the BU bench. She broke back into the Terreiers' end and Miano ripped a shot on goaltender Corinne Schroeder, but it was blocked in front. The rebound fell right at Daryl Watts' feet and she ripped a shot past Schroeder's glove shoulder and the post, putting BC up 1-0 less than three minutes into the game.

1st, 12:26 | BC GOAL, 2-0 – BU tried to clear the puck from its end, but Grace Bizal tracked it down in the neutral zone and played Lonergan up the boards. Lonergan cut into the Terrier end and laid a pass off for Watts cutting across the zone behind her. Watts curled and headed low, where she centered a pass at the dot to Molly Slowe on the other wing, setting Slowe up for the open-net redirection and a 2-0 Boston College lead.

2nd, 3:14 | BU GOAL, 2-1 – Reagan Rust broke up the Eagles' entry pass and flicked it up the neutral zone, where Victoria Bach picked it up and skated in against a BC defender. After making a quick cut inside, she fired a quick wrist shot back across her body, beating Katie Burt and getting the Terriers on the board.

2nd, 4:00 | BU GOAL, 2-2 – With an Eagle in the box, BU went on the power play. Nara Elia gained possession on the far side half boards, and pushed the puck up to Rust at the point. She traded passes with Abbey Stanley before unleashing a slapshot from just inside the blue line that found space under Burt through traffic, evening up the game at 2-2.

2nd, 8:16 | BU GOAL, 2-3 – Breanna Scarpaci wrapped the puck around the end boards in her own end, and Rebecca Leslie dug the puck out on the far side boards, just inside the blue line. Bach jumped on the puck and skated out, creating an odd-man rush as Nina Rodgers joined the play. As Rodgers skated deep and took a BC defender with her, it opened a passing lane for Bach to center a pass to Leslie and allowing the captain to get off a wrist shot from the hashmarks that put BU ahead.

3rd, 15:52 | BC GOAL, 3-3 – With time winding down in the game and BC trailing by one, BU wrapped the puck around the boards in its own end. As the Terrier defender tried to keep it in the zone, Slowe broke up the play and poked it out into neutral ice, springing a break with Watts trailing the play on the 2-on-2. Slowe gained the zone and sent a pass across to Watts in the high slot, where she roofed a shot over Schroeder to tie the game up and send the teams to overtime.

OT, 14:57 | BC GOAL, 4-3 (PPG) – With Stanley's tripping penalty 30 seconds from expiring, BC called a timeout to rest its top power-play unit. After the break, Lonergan won the draw in BU's end and Makenna Newkirk and Kenzie Kent worked the puck behind the net and over to the left side of the ice. After both traded passes with Miano at the near point, Newkirk played a final pass to the blue liner who was undefended at the center point. Miano skated into space and wrapped a wrist shot from the top of the circle down toward goal and into traffic, beating Schroeder and winning BC's third-straight Beanpot title.


- Boston College won its eighth Beanpot title tonight, and its third straight championship … BC won the title in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018

- BC is now 38-37-2 all-time in the Beanpot, and 31-15-2 since becoming a varsity program (1995-present)

- The Eagles are 12-5-0 at Kelley Rink in Beanpot play, including a 11-3-0 mark as a varsity team

- BC now has a nine-game winning streak in Beanpot games at Kelley Rink, dating back to the 2004 Consolation game … BC has won the last four Beanpots contested at Kelley Rink: 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2018

- Overall, BC will go into the 2019 tournament with a six-game Beanpot winning streak

- Daryl Watts was voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player, while Katie Burt earned her second Bertagna Award as the tournament's top goaltender … it was the second time she won the award, adding to her 2016 honor

- Watts netted her 24th multiple-point game of the season and her 11 multi-goal games this year … this was Watts' fifth three-point game of the season

- She now leads the nation with 39 goals, which is now tied for the second-highest total in school history … she has matched the 39 goals scored by Erin Magee '99 in her freshman year of 1995-96 … Alex Carpenter's 43 goals in 2015-16 stand as the school's single-season record

- Watts pushed her season point total to 75 points, which is now tied for the second-highest point total by a freshman in NCAA history … she has matched former Minnesota/North Dakota forward Monique Lamoureaux's 75 points for the Gophers in 2008-09 … Hannah Brandt's 82 points in 2012-13 for the Gophers stands as the record, and Watts is now seven points back of that mark

- Watts' 75 points are now the highest point total by any NCAA player in an Olympic year

- Watts now has 36 assists, which is one behind the Eagles' freshman record of 37, set by Kelli Stack '11 in 2006-07

- Caitrin Lonergan recorded a pair of assists tonight, moving her career point total to 100 points … she is just the third sophomore in program history to reach 100 points, joining Alex Carpenter '16 (65 games) and Erin Magee '99 (42 games) … she is the third-fastest to reach 100 points, doing so in 69 games

- This was Lonergan's 22nd multiple-point game of the season and it was her 11th multiple-assist contest of the season

- Lonergan has also tied Megan Keller's sophomore assist record (40), which she set in 2015-16 … Lonergan is now tied for the fourth-most assists in a single season in program history … Alex Carpenter set the record of 45 in 2015-16 … Carpenter (2014-15) and Haley Skarupa (2015-16) share second place with 44 assists

- Toni Ann Miano notched a multiple-point game and pushed her season point total to a career-best 36 points (16 goals and 20 assists) … she leads all defensemen in scoring nationally, both in points and goals … both her 16 goals and 20 assists are new career highs

- This was her 13th multiple-point effort of the season

- Her overtime game-winner was her second such OT game-winning goal this season … she also netted the game-winner at Northeastern on Jan. 13

- Miano pushed her career point total to 95 points (34 goals and 61 assists) … she is now tied for third on the Eagles' defenseman career points list, tying Lexi Bender '16 … her 34 goals mark the school record and her 61 assists are fourth most in program history by a blue liner

- Molly Slowe posted a career-best night … her first-period goal was just the second goal of her career – and first since her first-ever goal at Syracuse on Nov. 4, 2017 …

- Slowe also recorded her first assist of the season, and the third of her career … it was her first assist against a team other than Providence, and her first since Dec. 3, 2016

- Additionally, tonight was Slowe's first multiple-point game of her career

- Makenna Newkirk recorded her 35th assist of the season with her set-up of Miano's OT game-winner … with the helper, she pushed her career total to 86 and moved into a tie for sixth place on the Eagles' career assists chart, matching the four-year totals of Andie Anastos '17 and Emily Field '15

- Kenzie Kent's assist on Miano's OT winner was the 134th point of her career, which moved her into a tie for 10th place on the Eagles' career points chart, matching Deb Spillane's four-year total of 134 points between 2004 and 2008

- Kent's assist was also the 95th helper of her career … she is now five assists shy of becoming the fourth Eagle in program history to reach 100 career assists

- Katie Burt, the Bertagna Award winner as the tournament's top goaltender, made 35 saves tonight against BU … for the tournament, she stopped 71 shots after her 36-save effort against Northeastern in the first round

- This was Burt's second Bertagna Award in her career, also winning in 2016

- Burt finished her Beanpot career with a 7-1 record, a 1.45 GAA in the tournament, two shutouts and a .938 save percentage … and three Beanpot titles

- BC is now 3-0-3 in overtime games this season and have won their last three trips to overtime (at Northeastern on Jan. 13, vs. Vermont on Jan. 19 and tonight)


Boston University: 11-15-6, 6-11-2 HEA
Boston College: 26-3-3, 17-2-3 HEA


Boston College returns to action on Friday, Feb. 16, when the team heads up to Orono, Maine, for the first of two games against Maine at Alfond Arena. Faceoff in Friday's game is set for 2 p.m. The teams will meet again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Orono in the teams' 2017-18 regular-season finale.