Newkirk Nets Hat Trick As Boston College Tops Northeastern, 5-2, In Women's Beanpot

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Makenna Newkirk collected a hat trick and Daryl Watts scored two goals as the No. 3 Boston College women's hockey team earned a 5-2 win over Northeastern in the first round of the 40th Women's Beanpot, which the Eagles are hosting at Kelley Rink.

Katie Burt made 36 saves in the win, including 16 in the second period, as Boston College (25-2-3) punched its ticket to next Tuesday's Beanpot Championship game, where the team will meet Boston University, who topped Harvard 3-2 in the earlier first-round game. BC will now play in its sixth-straight Beanpot Championship game. BC has won the last two tournaments and three of the last five. Northeastern will face Harvard in next week's Consolation game at 4:30 p.m.

Watts staked Boston College to a 2-0 lead after the first period, but Northeastern (13-14-3) rallied to tie the game by 10:34 of the second period after goals by Andrea Renner and Shelby Herrington. Newkirk's first of the day at 13:06 put BC back on top at 3-2, although it looked as though the Huskies evened it up again at 16:26 when Renner thought she scored her second of the game. However, after video review, the decision was overturned because of Northeastern's goaltender interference on Burt during the play.

After almost 15:00 of scoreless hockey in the third period, Newkirk netted her second of the day before she scored a shorthanded, empty-net goal from the red line at 18:51 while Northeastern had a 6-on-4 advantage.

Boston College returns to action on Friday, Feb. 9, when the team hosts New Hampshire at Kelley Rink at 2 p.m. Prior to the game, the Eagles' four seniors will be honored with Senior Day ceremonies. After the game, BC will be presented with the 2017-18 Hockey East Regular-Season trophy, which they clinched on Jan. 27. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3, which is available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

40th Women's Beanpot | First Round
No. 3 Boston College 5, Northeastern 2
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.


1st, 8:48 | BC GOAL, 1-0 – Toni Ann Miano picked up a Northeastern pass up ice off the boards and immediately sent a pass up ice through the center of the neutral zone. Daryl Watts picked it up just outside the Northeastern blue line, skating in for a one-on-one with Huskies goaltender Brittany Bugaklski. Watts stickhandled through the slot before sliding a backhand under Bugalski's right pad for a 1-0 Eagles lead.

1st, 15:06 | BC GOAL, 2-0 – Caitrin Lonergan beat a Northeastern player to the rebound of Lauren Kelly's shot from the point, and chipped it out of the zone. She picked up Watts to her left, and created a 2-on-1 with Kelly backtracking between them. Lonergan pushed a square pass to Watts in the high slot, and Watts faked the near-side forehand before sliding a backhand past a sprawling Bugalski on her way past the goal.

2nd, 4:19 | NU GOAL, 2-1 – With the Eagles looking to clear the defensive zone with a lofted pass, Northeastern's Skylar Fontaine leapt at the blue line to keep it in. She settled and fed Andrea Renner down below the faceoff dot to her right, and Renner whipped a low wrist shot under Katie Burt as she moved sideways, pulling the Huskies within one.

2nd, 10:34 | NU GOAL, 2-2 – Taytum Clairmont chased down a wrap-around pass behind the goal, and played a centering pass to Kasidy Anderson in the slot. Burt made a save on Anderson's attempt, but Shelby Herrington slid in from the faceoff dot and got enough stick on the puck to poke it past Burt and even the score at 2-2.

2nd, 13:06 | BC GOAL, 3-2 – Maegan Beres collected a pass off the boards at center ice, and maintained possession as a Northeastern player collapsed on her. The puck poked out to Makenna Newkirk, who skated into the zone with Kenzie Kent on a 2-on-1. Newkirk fed Kent out wide right and as the two skated deeper in the zone, Kent returned the pass for Newkirk to whip it in past Bugalski from the doorstep and put BC back ahead.

2nd, 16:26 | NU GOAL WAIVED OFF – Renner thought she had scored her second of the day to tie the game up again, but after review, her effort was waived off. Brooke Hobson chased down a puck in the Huskies zone and skated through the neutral zone and into the BC end before putting a wrist shot on Burt. The rebound popped loose and Renner had two attempts saved by Burt before pushing her third effort past her. However, Hobson had collapsed on Burt during the sequence, taking Burt out of the play, and the referees overturned the goal call after video review.

3rd, 14:43 | BC GOAL, 4-2 – After BC had trapped the puck in the zone and passed it deep, Newkirk curled off the wall and played Sommerfield at the center point. Sommerfield played a fake shot off to Bugalski's right for Kent, who picked it up off the back wall and threw a backwards pass back out into the slot for Newkirk. The junior collected the pass and reached around a Northeastern defender, giving her an angle over Bugalski's shoulder and a two-goal BC lead.

3rd, 18:51 | BC GOAL, 5-2 (SHG, ENG) – With a draw in the neutral zone off to the left of the BC bench, Bugalski pulled and the Huskies on a power play, Northeastern won it and tried to enter the zone with the 6-on-4 advantage. Maddi Hartman corralled the puck and broke in down the left side, but Toni Ann Miano disrupted her momentum and poked the puck away. Miano then chipped the puck up and out of the zone, where Newkirk got on the end of it at the red line, getting just enough stick on it to send it toward the open net and in for the shorthanded, empty-net goal and a three-goal final advantage.


- Boston College will now play for its eighth Beanpot championship next week … BC has won the tournament seven previous times: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017

- BC is now 37-37-2 all-time in the Beanpot, and 30-15-2 since becoming a varsity program (1995-present)

- The Eagles are 11-5-0 at Kelley Rink in Beanpot play, including a 10-3-0 mark as a varsity team

- BC will go into next Tuesday's Championship game with an eight-game winning streak in Beanpot games at Kelley Rink, dating back to the 2004 Consolation game … BC has won the last three Beanpots contested at Kelley Rink: 2007, 2011 and 2014

- The Eagles are now 13-9-1 all-time against Northeastern in Beanpot play, but are 9-4-1 as a varsity program, including a 5-2-1 mark in the first round as a varsity team

- Today's win was the Eagles' third against Northeastern this season … BC took the teams' three-game Hockey East regular-season series, 2-1-0

- Makenna Newkirk netted her second career hat trick with her three-goal effort today … her other hat trick came on Nov. 7, 2015 at Boston University during her freshman season

- Newkirk's three-point day was her fourth three-point effort in five career Beanpot games … she leads all active Eagles in Beanpot scoring with 12 points (six goals, six assists) in five games

- Newkirk now has four multiple-goal games this season and seven games with at least three points this year

- With her three points today, Newkirk moved into sixth place on the Eagles' career points chart, registering her 141st career point and leapfrogging Allie Thunstrom '10 (139 points) … Newkirk is now three points back of fifth-place Andie Anastos '17 (144 points)

- Newkirk also moved into a tie for 10th place on the Eagles' career goals chart, matching the career totals of Meghan Fardelmann '09 and Laura Traynham '97, who both had 56 career goals … Newkirk is one goal back of ninth-place Dana Trivigno '16 (57), and two back of Anastos (58) in eighth place

- Additionally, Newkirk moved into a tie for fourth place on BC's career game-winning goals list … with 13 career GWGs, Newkirk is now tied with Anastos, Thunstrom and Danielle Welch '12 … Kelli Stack '11 is third with 22 GWGs

- Newkirk also moved into a tie for 10th place on BC's career shorthanded goals list, notching her third career SHG … she is tied with six other players, including Daryl Watts, Kenzie Kent and Caitrin Lonergan

- Daryl Watts regained the national goal lead with her two-goal effort … she had come into the game tied with BU's Victoria Bach after the Terrier netted two goals in the Beanpot's opening game … Watts now has 36 goals this season, tops in the nation

- This was Watts' 10th multiple-goal game of the season and her 22nd multiple-point game of the season

- Watts pushed her season point total to 71, which is now tied for the fourth-best point mark in a season by an Eagle, matching the 2014-15 mark by Haley Skarupa '16 in her junior season

- Watts' 71 points move her within two points of the third-best season point total by a freshman in NCAA history as Minnesota Duluth's Caroline Ouellete notched 73 as a freshman in 2002-03 … the NCAA record is 82 by Minnesota's Hannah Brandt in 2012-13

- Caitrin Lonergan's assist on Watts' second goal pushed her season point total to 64, which extends her career high

- Lonergan regained sole possession of the national assists lead, now with 37 helpers this year

- Toni Ann Miano collected a pair of assists, her fifth multiple-assist game of the year and her 12th multiple-point effort of the season

- Miano leads all defenseman nationally in scoring with 34 points

- Miano pushed her career point total to 93, two back of Lexi Bender '16 in fourth place on the BC defenseman career points chart … Miano's two assists also pushed her career total to 60 helpers

- Kenzie Kent also registered two assists, her eighth multiple-point game of the season and her fifth multi-assist outing of the year

- Kent pushed her career assist total to 94, which is fourth-best in program history … she is now six assists shy of becoming the fourth player in program history to record 100 career assists

- Kent's career point total also moved to 133, one point back of the Eagles' Top 10 in career scoring … she is one point behind Deb Spillane's 134 points between 2004 and 2008, which ranks 10th in program history

- Maegan Beres picked up her 12th assist of the season and her sixth assist in the last six games

- Serena Sommerfield extended her career-high assist (13) and point totals (17) with her helper on Newkirk's second goal

- Katie Burt improved to 6-1-0 in the Beanpot, including a 4-0-0 mark against Northeastern in the tournament … overall, this was her 116th career victory

- Today marked Burt's ninth game with 30 or saves this season … she totaled 10 games with 30 or more saves in her first three seasons combined

- Burt now has 25 wins this season, which is tied for second nationally … she has started all 30 games this year

- Newkirk's shorthanded goal was the Eagles' nation-leading 10th SHG of the season

- BC's 10 shorthanded goals so far this year are already tied for third-most in program history … the team's season record is 13 in 2006-07

- Newkirk's final goal was also only BC's second empty-net goal this year

- BC improved to 21-0-0 when scoring four or more goals this season and 16-0-0 in games decided by three or more goals

- This was the 11th time this season BC was out-shot … the Eagles are 10-1-0 in those games


Northeastern: 13-14-3, 9-10-2 HEA
Boston College: 25-2-3, 17-1-3 HEA


Boston College returns to action on Friday, Feb. 9, when the team hosts New Hampshire at Kelley Rink at 2 p.m. Prior to the game, the Eagles' four seniors will be honored with Senior Day ceremonies. After the game, BC will be presented with the 2017-18 Hockey East Regular-Season trophy, which they clinched on Jan. 27. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3, which is available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.