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Boston College Athletics | January 27, 2018

BC goaltender Katie Burt sets NCAA record for career wins

  Burt earned her 115th career victory and move into first place on the NCAA's career wins list.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On a day when senior goaltender Katie Burt claimed the NCAA career wins record as her own and the team won its fifth-straight Hockey East regular-season title, the No. 3 Boston College women's hockey team topped No. 10 Providence, 3-2, on the road at Schneider Arena to set up the milestone occasions.

Freshman Daryl Watts – the nation's leading scorer – potted two goals, including the game-winning power-play goal with less than 3:30 left in the game, to secure the win.  

Burt made 29 saves, including 15 in the second period, to earn her 115th career victory and move into sole possession of first place on the NCAA's career wins list, breaking the tie at 114 with former Minnesota goaltender Noora Raty '13.

The win also moved the Eagles far enough ahead in the Hockey East standings – with 37 points in 21 games – that Boston College (24-2-3, 17-1-3 HEA) secured its fifth regular-season conference title in as many years. BC will now be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Hockey East Tournament. Providence (14-9-6, 10-5-4 HEA) sits in second with 24 points through 19 games.

After a scoreless first period, Caitrin Lonergan put BC on the board with a power-play goal at 1:48 of the second, before Watts notched a shorthanded goal at 4:28 to stake the Eagles to a 2-0 lead going into the second intermission.

Providence cut into the lead just :17 into the third period through Christina Putigna's shorthanded goal, and then Chloe Gonsalves pulled the Friars even with a power-play goal at 9:58.

Watts' second goal of the game – on BC's sixth power-play opportunity of the night – put BC ahead. The Eagles withstood a Providence 6-on-4 almost immediately after Watts' goal before closing the game on its own power play after PC's Brooke Boquist was whistled for her fourth penalty of the night at 18:22 and also received a game misconduct penalty simultaneously, ending her night early.  

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Overall, the game featured 19 penalties called: 10 on Providence and nine on BC.

Providence's Madison Myers stopped 25 shots as Providence out-shot the Eagles 31-28.

Boston College returns to the ice next on Tuesday, Feb. 6, when the Eagles host Northeastern in the first round of the 40th Women's Beanpot at Kelley Rink. Faceoff for the BC-NU game is set for 8 p.m., while Boston University and Harvard will meet in the first game at 5 p.m.

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