It was more of the same Saturday afternoon for the Boston College women's hockey team. The Eagles went to town against a struggling Catamounts team and cruised to a 6-1 win at Conte Forum.
As has been the case in most of their games this season, they set a few program marks along the way. It was the 26th straight win for the Eagles, a program record, and Alex Carpenter became the first hockey player of either gender at Boston College to score 250 career points.
Boston College Goal #1: 16:59 of the 1st period
Kenzie Kent (Alex Carpenter, Haley Skarupa)
BC 1, UVM 0
After being reunited Tuesday against Harvard, it took a little while for the "superline" of Skarupa-Carpenter-Kent to get going again. They were held off the scoresheet entirely against the Crimson, but found their groove in this weekend's two game series against the Catamounts.
All three got a point on the goal to open Saturday's game. The initial shot looks good but UVM's Molly Depew keeps it out. Kent finds the rebound to put BC on top.
The floodgates opened in the second.
Boston College Goal #2 (GWG): 3:14 of the 2nd period
Haley Skarupa (Grace Bizal)
BC 2, UVM 0
Skarupa was up next, and this time the puck finds its way clean through.
Skarupa makes a move closer toward the center of the ice to give herself a better shooting angle, and she's got a good enough shot to take it herself. She fires away and it's 2-0.
Boston College Goal #3: 5:42 of the 2nd period
Alex Carpenter (Unassisted)
BC 3, UVM 0
Three goals in, all three members of the top line have one for themselves. Carpenter's up next, and she bosses the UVM skater in the corner to win the puck all on her own. Not much to do but turn and fire, and all of a sudden it's 3-0 and the Eagles are a runaway train.
Boston College Goal #4: 13:36 of the 2nd period
Alex Carpenter (Lexi Bender, Grace Bizal)
BC 4, UVM 0
Carpenter can score the greasy goals, too. The shot from the point takes a Conte Forum bounce along the back wall where Carpenter gathers it in. She doesn't even really shoot—just throws the puck behind her, probably trying to create havoc in the crease—but instead it takes an odd bounce right over the shoulder of Depew.
That was Carpenter's 250th career point, which extends her Boston College hockey record over David Emma's 239 career points, and also her 122nd career goal, one behind Brian Gionta's record of 123.
Boston College Goal #5: 14:46 of the 2nd period
Megan Keller (Kaliya Johnson, Makenna Newkirk)
BC 5, UVM 0
Depew probably wants this one back. BC's sending the puck around the perimeter, and while Keller does have a cannon of a shot, it's gotta go a long way to get to the net.
There are two players battling for position right in front of Depew's line of sight in the slot, and that might have been a factor. But at this point Vermont's floundering anyway.
On to the third period we would go and BC would get one more.
Boston College Goal #6: 4:57 of the 3rd period
Dana Trivigno (Toni Ann Miano)
BC 6, UVM 0
Vermont gets roasted on a line change for BC's 6th goal. Miano catches Trivigno sprinting across the blue line and the train of Catamounts chasing her from the direction of the UVM bench is almost comical.
Trivigno walks in all alone but stil has to finish, and she shimmies a nice goal through the 5 hole to wrap up the BC scoring for the night.
Vermont Goal #1 (PPG): 16:39 of the 3rd period
Bridget Baker (Dayna Colang, Daria O'Neill)
BC 6, UVM 1 -- FINAL
In a day game after a night game, Gabri Switaj got the start in goal to give Katie Burth a rest, and she very nearly came away with her second career shutout. This is an unfortunate goal to give up so late, but there wasn't much she could do about it.
There's traffic everywhere and Switaj can't control the original rebound. O'Neill, Colang, and Baker are the Pinball Wizards who get sticks on it, and Vermont comes away with a consolation goal to wrap up the night.
BC outscored the Catamounts 12-3 on the weekend, which seems about right given Vermont's struggles this season. It won't get much tougher next weekend as the Eagles face D1 newcomer Merrimack in the final weekend before taking on Harvard in the first round of the Beanpot.
It's almost that time of year. Trophy season is quickly approaching.