No. 7 WIH Hosts Northeastern
Jan. 10, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 7 women’s hockey team (13-4-2, 8-1-0 WHEA) will host Northeastern (7-11-1, 3-5-1) Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Kelley Rink. The contest will mark the second game of the season between the two teams, with the first coming on Nov. 10 resulting in a 6-1 home victory for the Eagles.
The Eagles played last against No. 8 Boston University on Wedneesday, dropping the Terriers 4-1 at Walter Brown Arena. BC moved into a tie with BU at the top of the Hockey East standings with the win. With the victory, BC snapped BU’s 20-game home win streak and its 23-game Hockey East win streak. The Eagles have the only two victories over BU at Walter Brown Arena since Maine defeated the Terriers on Jan. 15, 2012
The Huskies lost 3-2 at No. 4/5 Harvard on Sautrday, Jan. 4 at the Bright-Landry Center. Harvard’s Sydney Daniels broke the 2-2 tie with the game-winning goal at 17:57 of the third period to lift the Crimson over the Huskies. Northeastern is on a two-game losing streak after prerviously dropping a 5-2 conest at BU before the break. NU currently sits at fourth in Hockey East, and a win Saturday would move it into a tie for third with Vermont.
In the teams’ last matchup, Dana Trivigno, Emily Field and Haley Skarupa each scored two goals for the Eagles. Brittany Esposito scored the lone goal for the Huskies, proving to be the only blemish in BC netminder Corinne Boyles’ outstanding day. The co-captain from Wheaton, Ill. stopped 30 of 31 shots to earn her seventh win of the season.
Boston College will travel to Northeastern on Sunday, Jan. 12th for the second game of the home-and home series before hosting Vermont for two games against the Catamounts.