Oct. 24, 2011
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College women's ice hockey freshman forward Emily Field has been named the Athletic Republic Hockey East Player of the Week, announced the league on Monday. The Littleton, Mass., native registered five points to help the No. 5/6 Eagles defeat Quinnipiac and No. 10/10 Dartmouth this past weekend.
The rookie left-winger opened the contests by assisting captain Andrea Green's goal just two minutes into play versus Quinnipiac. Later, Field put the finishing touch on the Bobcats with a power play goal midway through the third period, marking the first multi-point game of her career. BC downed Quinnipiac, 5-0, to remained unblemished (3-0-2) against the Bobcats since 2007.
Field continued the upswing against the 10th-ranked Big Green on Sunday. After the Eagles faced a three-goal deficit following 15 minutes of play, a power play goal by last week's WHEA Player of the Week, sophomore Taylor Wasylk closed the gap by one, 3-1. The freshman then orchestrated two goals by winning scrums deep in the offensive zone, finding classmate Alex Carpenter available to collect the puck and seeing her teammate put away both chances to even the score heading into the third stanza.
When it looked as if the top-10 matchup would head to overtime, Carpenter returned the favor as Field gave BC its fourth unanswered goal of the day by netting the first game-winning goal of her career with 1.6 seconds left on the clock.
The win was the second straight for Boston College over Dartmouth and helped the Eagles improve to 2-2-1 versus the Big Green since the 2007-08 season. Field's seven points (3g, 4a) through the first six games are the third most by an Eagles rookie since the 2003-04 campaign.
Boston College was subsequently named the Hockey East Team of the Week and improved to No. 4 in the USCHO.com poll released on Monday, Oct. 24.