No. 6/7 Boston College Travels to No. 5/4 Harvard
Dec. 4, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 6/7 women’s hockey team (12-4-1, 7-1-0 WHEA) will take on the No. 5/4 Harvard Crimson in Cambridge on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. The contest will mark the third game in a row that the Eagles have faced a ranked opponent, after splitting two games at No. 3 Cornell last weekend.
The Eagles were able to win the second of the two games against the Big Red 4-1, after dropping the first contest 2-0. Co-captain Corinne Boyles recorded her 60th career win with the victory, stopping a season-high 39 shots. The Wheaton, Ill. native had 65 saves, a .956 save percentage and a 1.51 goals against average in the two games and earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the week for her performance. Seniors Meagan Mangene, Taylor Wasylk, Danielle Doherty and junior Emily Field provided the goals in the win.
Harvard (8-1-1, 7-1-1 ECAC) is coming off a 5-0 home victory over Dartmouth. Goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer made 25 saves and notched her fourth shutout of the season for the Crimson. The sophomore boats a 7-1-1 record and an impressive 1.10 GAA and .960 save percentage on the season. Miye D’Oench leads Harvard in points with 10 (five goals, five assists) through the team’s first 10 games.
Boston College’s last matchup with Harvard came a season ago when the Eagles earned a 3-1 victory over the Crimson in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. The Crimson got on the board first in the game with a first-period, power-play goal by Mary Parker, but Haley Skarupa answered one minute later with a goal of her own. BC’s Caitlin Walsh scored the game-winner at 2:11 of the second period and Alex Carpenter gave the Eagles an insurance goal to help the team advance to the Frozen Four.
The Eagles will enjoy a month-long break after the game with Harvard before returning to action January 8 at Boston University.