No. 5 WIH Takes on UConn
Nov. 20, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 7 women’s hockey team (9-3-1, 5-1-0 WHEA) will face off against the Connecticut Huskies in a home-and-home series this weekend. The Eagles will host on Saturday before heading to Storrs, Conn. on Sunday. Puck drop for both games is at 2 p.m.
The Eagles are coming off a tough weekend in which they fell at Quinnipiac 3-2 and tied Princeton 1-1. Freshman Kristyn Capizzano gave BC an early 1-0 lead against the Quinnipiac Bobcats, but QU responded with two second-period goals and a tally with just over two minutes to go in the third to top the Eagles. BC was also able to take a 1-0 lead over Prinecton the next day with a second-period power-play goal from Haley Skarupa, but the Tigers answered with a power-play goal of their own in the third period to knot the score up for good. This marks the first time all season that BC has failed to record a win in two consecutive games.
Boston College last faced Connecticut in a home-and-home series on Feb. 16 and 17, 2013. The Eagles outscored the Huskies 10-1 in the two games, picking up 4-0 and 6-1 victories. Alex Carpenter, who is currently playing with the USA national team in preparation for the 2014 Olympics, notched her 100th career points in the second of the two games. Goaltenders Corinne Boyles and Megan Miller each recorded a win in the two-game series. Miller recorded her second career shutout in the 4-0 win. Both of her shutouts came against UConn last season.
Connecticut (4-6-2, 1-2-1 WHEA) tied Brown 1-1 in their last game on Nov. 19. Michela Cava scored for the Huskies with less than two minutes to go in regulation and Sarah Moses made 26 saves to clinch the tie. UConn picked up its first conference win the game before when they defeated Providence at home, 5-4.
After the series with Connecticut, the Eagles will travel to Ithaca, NY to take on Cornell Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m.