Boston College Womens Hockey Wins 19th Straight, Shuts Out Dartmouth


#1 Boston College womens hockey is on such a hot streak, that their run towards history must be appropriately acknowledged. On Saturday afternoon, the Eagles defeated the Vermont Catamounts in a 4-0 shutout win.

This was the 19th win in a row for the undefeated Eagles, who now hold a record of 21-0-1. Even if they had lost, Boston College would be in no danger of falling from the top spot nationally, that they have occupied by a unanimous vote in the polls for nearly two months uninterrupted.

It was a Hockey East victory for the ladies as well; their overall record within the conference is 14-0-0, ten points clear of second-place Boston University. A week and a half ago, Boston College womens hockey came back to defeat the Terriers in their first of three meetings this season, with a possible additional game to come in the Beanpot, and perhaps even more in the Hockey East Tournament.

Katie Burt, the freshman goalie for the women’s hockey team, pitched her fifth shutout of the season by making 21 saves. Boston College had a 36 to 21 shot advantage in the game, which is nothing new for the high-octane Eagles offense.

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Alex Carpenter, a former Olympian and a star forward for the Eagles, notched three points (2-1) in the victory, scoring the first and last goal of the game for Boston College. The latter was her 23rd of the season, putting her back in front nationally in the goals and points count while boosting her points per game rate to 2.7 — by far the best in the country.

Haley Skarupa, Carpenter’s teammate who is second in Division I with 2.3 points per game, added three points of her own (1-2), scoring a goal and assisting on both of Carpenter’s goals.

Four goals in a game is actually about two goals below their typical average of six, but their goals allowed average fell to 1.14. The Eagles are about as complete a team as the women’s program has ever seen and there is no nearby sign that their run will end.

Boston College womens hockey will look for a program-record 20th win in a row on Sunday afternoon in their finale against Vermont.