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#2 Women's Hockey Faces Off Against Harvard in the Beanpot

Feb. 4, 2013

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Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The #2 women’s hockey team (20-4-2, 13-2-1 WHEA) begin the quest for their fifth Beanpot title in eight years when they face off against #5 Harvard on Tuesday night at Matthews Arena.

The Eagles defeated the Crimson 4-2 in last season’s Beanpot consolation game with  Ashley Motherwell leading the way with two goals while Corinne Boyles made 33 saves in the win.  BC is 7-15 all-time versus Harvard in the Beanpot and 28-36-1 overall in Beanpot competition.

On Saturday, the Eagles got two goals and an assist from Alex Carpenter in a 6-3 win over Maine to win their 16th game out of their last 17 contests.  Carpenter extended her Hockey East record point streak to 24 games in the win over the Black Bears.

The Crimson (17-2-2, 14-1-1 ECAC) enter the game allowing only 0.90 goals per game thanks to the goaltending duo of senior Laura Bellamy (10-1-1, 0.79 GAA, .958 sv. %) and freshman Emerance Maschmeyer (7-1-1, 1.10 GAA, .939 sv. %).  Harvard is coming off a 2-2 tie at Darmouth on Friday and is looking for their first Beanpot title since 2010.

BC will break from the Beanpot for a tilt at Providence Saturday night at Schneider Arena.  The Eagles defeated the Friars 4-3 on Jan. 26 on a Melissa Bizzari goal with under four minutes remaining in regulation.

Missirlian to be inducted in Beanpot Hall of Fame

Genevieve Missirlian Vartian ’99 will be inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame Tuesday night alongside Julie Chu of Harvard and Kelly Dyer Hayes of Northeastern.  Missirlian netted six goals and 10 assists in her eight career Beanpot games and is the all-time defenseman scoring leader in BC history (83 points).  The Eagles were 4-4 in Beanpot play during Missirlian’s tenure at the Heights – reaching the championship game in 1996 and 1999.

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