#4/3 WIH Travels to Syracuse
Oct. 23, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The No. 4/3 women’s hockey team (5-1-0, 1-1-0 WHEA) will travel to Syracuse (2-4-0, 0-0-0 CHA) to take on the Orange on Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Tennity Ice Pavilion.
BC is coming off a busy week, playing three games in five days. The Eagles started with a 2-1 loss to UNH at home, but bounced back with 4-3 and 7-2 victories over Yale and Dartmouth, respectively. Boston College will look to keep its winning streak alive as it prepares to play its first road game of the year after starting with six home contests.
The Eagles last faced off against the Orange on Oct. 9, 2010 and earned a 5-2 victory. BC was led by Olympians Kelli Stack, who scored three goals and added an assist, and Molly Schaus, who stopped 21 shots and was credited with the win. Isabel Menard put Syracuse on top 1-0 with the only goal of the first period, but BC scored five of the next six goals to secure the victory.
BC has only matched up against Syracuse twice, with the first game coming exactly a year earlier on Oct. 9, 2009. The Eagles took a 3-0 lead late into the second period, but the Orange came storming back with three goals of their own to end the game in a 3-3 tie. The then freshman and current graduate student (and captain) Corinne Boyles made 30 saves in what was her second career start.
Syracuse has had a healthy diet of Hockey East opponents in the early going, with four of the Orange’s first six games coming against BC’s conference foes. Syracuse beat Northeastern in its opening game, lost to UNH the next day, and then split two games with Providence. The ‘Cuse also dropped two games to Clarkson, pushing its overall record to 2-4.
Syracuse is looking to continue its momentum after a win last Saturday, a 4-1 victory over Providence. Senior goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater started between the pipes for the Orange for the first time this season, and made 25 saves en route to her 15th career victory. Syracuse scored the first three goals of the game and while the Friars pulled within two at 5:15 of the third period, they couldn’t overcome the early deficit and suffered their third loss of the season (3-3-0).
After the game against Syracuse, the Eagles will have a week off before traveling to Providence to face the Friars on Nov. 1.