Eagles Kick Off Second Half in Upstate New York
Jan. 2, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The #5 women’s hockey team (11-3-2, 8-2-1 WHEA) will open up the second half of the season at #2 Clarkson on Thursday and St. Lawrence on Friday.
Thursday’s game will mark the first of five January games against top 10 teams for the Eagles. BC is also slated to play at #9 Northeastern next Wednesday, #3 Cornell on Jan. 13th, and a two game set at #7 Mercyhurst on Jan. 18-19th.
BC extended their record-setting unbeaten break to 12 games and tied a program best seven game winning streak with a 4-1 victory at UNH in their last outing on December 5th. Caitlin Walsh and Meagan Mangene each tallied their first goals of the season and Corinne Boyles stopped 20 of 21 Wildcats shots en route to her ninth consecutive win.
The Golden Knights (15-3-0, 7-1-0 ECAC) enter the second half of the season winners of seven of their last eight games. Clarkson will be without top scorers Jamie Lee Rattray (15-16-31) and freshman defenseman Erin Ambrose (2-19-21) as they will be participating in the Meco Cup for Canada’s Under-22 team. The probable starter in goal for the Golden Knights will be junior Erica Howe, who ranks seventh in the NCAA in both goals against average (1.53) and save percentage (.939). BC is 4-1-3 all-time against Clarkson including last season’s 3-2 win over the Golden Knights at Kelley Rink on January 6th.
St. Lawrence (10-7-1, 6-2-0 ECAC) comes out of the holiday break off of a two game sweep over Penn State on Dec. 7-8th. The Saints are led by sophomore Amanda Boulier (3-18-21), senior Kelly Sabatine (9-10-19), and in goal by Carmen MacDonald (8-7-1, 2.59 GAA, .904 save pct.). The Eagles are 10-11-3 all-time against St. Lawrence including a 4-6-1 mark at Appleton Arena.
Current Eagles Emily Field, Alex Carpenter, Emily Pfalzer, Haley Skarupa, and former Eagle Molly Schaus participated in the 2012 U.S. National Team’s Winter Camp over the holiday break. 36 players were invited to the camp, with the group split into two teams (blue and white) that competed in intrasquad scrimmages from December 29-31st.