No. 4 WIH Resumes Hockey East Slate with UNH on Saturday
Oct. 19, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The No. 4 women’s hockey team (0-1-0, 0-1-0 WHEA) will travel up to Durham, N.H. on Saturday and return home Sunday for a home-and-home series against the UNH Wildcats (2-1-0, 0-1-0 WHEA) this weekend. This will mark BC’s first regular season game since dropping a 4-2 decision to Boston University on October 5.
Sophomore Emily Field leads the way for the Eagles with a goal and an assist through one game while senior goaltender Corinne Boyles made 24 saves in the opening night loss to Boston University. The Eagles and Terriers were deadlocked though two periods but goals from Sarah Lefort and Jordan Juron in the third period put Boston University up for good.
Boston College is 4-0-2 against New Hampshire over the last two seasons including a 4-2 in their last meeting on January 10, 2012. Taylor Wasylk, Alex Carpenter, Emily Pfalzer, and Meagan Mangene all notched goals while Boyles made 19 saves for her 15th victory of the season.
The Wildcats are led by freshman forward Sara Carlson who has registered three goals and two assists in the team’s first three games played. UNH is backstopped in goal by freshman goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara. The Veikkola, Finland native is 2-1 with a 2.63 GAA and .900 save percentage this season for the Wildcats.
On the Horizon
The Eagles will play host to the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs for a two game set next Thursday and Friday at Conte Forum. The Bulldogs began the season No. 8 in the preseason polls but has fallen out of the top 10 with a 2-2-0 start to the season.