The Friars out-shot the Terriers 42-24 in the match up.
Illikainen was a unanimous selection.
The Friars will advance to the Hockey East Semifinal game for the 11th straight season.
Virtue notched her first collegiate goal in the loss.
Morse leads the Friars in all-time scoring against the Huskies with six points.
2013-14: Played in all 35 of the Friars games ... Collected 18 points on six goals and 12 assists ... Tallied double digit point totals for the second consecutive season ... Collected a shorthanded strike in the 19th Annual Mayor's Cup, 3-2, overtime win against Brown (11/30) ... Thirteen of her points were against league opponents ... Matched a career-high with a four-point performance (1-3-4) against sixth-ranked Boston College (11/1) ... Notched nine points (2-7-9) against ranked opponents ... Recorded 78 shots on goal throughout the season ... Led the team and ranked second in the league with a winning faceoff percentage of .619 ... Her faceoff percentage came after taking the most face-offs in Hockey East (808) and the most wins (500).
2012-13: Played 35 games... Registered 30 points on 12 goals and 18 assists... Scored her first collegiate goal in her first game as a Friar against BSU on Oct. 5... Finished the season as the third ranked point scorer and sixth ranked goal scorer on the team... Tallied eight points against ranked opponents... Scored two game winning goals, one against UVM (10/20) and one at Maine (11/3)... Notched two four-point games in Hockey East play at Northeastern (1/20) and against Maine (1/27)... Was named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for the month of January... Had a .584 winning percentage in face-offs... Was a unanimous selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played in 2012 Under-18 World Championships for Team USA...National Team Development camp participant...Graduated from Grand Rapids High School...Earned six varsity letters in ice hockey, five in swimming and five in track and field...Scored 227 career points with 110 goals and 117 assists...Tallied four hat tricks as a senior...Finalist for 2012 Minnesota Ms. Hockey...First-Team All-State selection...First-Team All-Area honoree...Led Grand Rapids to 2012 Sectional Championship, scoring game-winner in fourth overtime...Father Darin played ice hockey for University of Minnesota Duluth, while mom Mary played women's basketball for the Bulldogs...Honor roll student.
PERSONAL NAME: Molly Illikainen FAMILY: Daugher of Darin and Mary Illikainen. Has two sisters, Morgan and Madison, and one brother, Alex. MAJOR: Undeclared
Career Highs Goals: 2 (1/20/13 at Northeastern) Assists: 3 (11/1/13 vs Boston College) Points: 4 (11/1/13 vs Boston College)
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