Boston College beats Merrimack despite Ridgewell’s 37-save effort

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – A goal in each period lifted #6 Boston College over the Merrimack College women’s hockey team Friday night, despite a 37-save night for senior goaltender Samantha Ridgewell. The 3-1 defeat was the first loss of the season for the Warriors, who drop to 3-1-2 overall.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 1, Boston College 3
Records: Merrimack (3-1-2, 0-1-1 HEA) | Boston College (4-2-0, 1-0-0 HEA)
Location: Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Scoring Summaries

  • Goal #1 (1-0 BC) – After killing a penalty with a minute left in the first period, the Warriors were caught up in the final second of the period. Lindsay Agnew fired a shot inside the crease, and the puck was clocked crossing the goal line with .4 seconds left in the first period, giving the Eagles a 1-0 advantage going into the first intermission.
  • Goal #2 (1-1 MC) – On the third power play opportunity of the evening, the Warriors leveled the score. Assists credited to Julia Maclean and Dominique Kremer went in the score sheet as Megan Fergusson’s third goal of the season tied the game a one goal apiece.
  • Goal #3 (2-1 BC) – Similar to its first goal, the Boston College Eagles struck late in the second period, taking a 2-1 lead into the second intermission. Megan Keller skated back-door and received the open pass just outside the crease; the easy finish regained the lead for the home team.
  • Goal #4 (3-1 BC) – The third and final goal of the game came just four minutes into the third period. A rebounded shot fell onto the stick of Daryl Watts, who wrapped around the post and stuffed it in.

Notes and Numbers

  • Ridgewell’s 37 saves are a season-high.
  • Kremer and seniors Mikyla Grant-Mentis and Katelyn Rae are all at least a +5 this season, with Rae tallying a team-high +7 through the opening six games.
  • GoaltendersSamantha Ridgewell (37 saves, 3-1-2) // Maddy McArthur (23 saves, 4-2-0)
  • Power Plays: Merrimack (1-7) | BC (1-6)
  • Shots on Goal (MC-BC): 5-12 // 7-14 // 12-14  – 24-40

Up Next
Merrimack is back on the road tomorrow, taking on UConn for the final game of the weekend. Puck drop at Freitas Ice Forum is slated for 3 p.m.

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