Jan. 4, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's ice hockey team will travel to New Haven, Conn. on Saturday, Jan. 5 to take on the Yale Bulldogs for a 4:00 p.m. match-up. The Friars will enter the match with an overall record of 8-9-4 and a 3-5-2 record against non-league opponents.
Last time out the Friars faced ECAC opponent Dartmouth in a home match that concluded their play for 2012. The Friars fell to Dartmouth, 4-2, on Monday, Dec. 31. The Big Green took an early lead that helped carry them through the game. Dartmouth notched back-to-back goals during the first period to give them a 2-0 lead. Freshman Lexi Romanchuk (San Jose, Calif.) tallied the first goal for the Friars with her second goal of the season. Romanchuk slammed home a one-timer from the point off a feed from junior Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.) before the conclusion of the first period. Dartmouth extended its lead to 3-1 with a power-play goal during the second period. The Friars battled back during the third period with a goal 4:06 into the period. Senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) was the second Friar to find the back of the net. Anderson notched her fifth point in three games and her 21st of the season with the backhand goal. Morse assisted Anderson on the play, matching a career high two assist game. Freshman goaltender Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa.) made 16 saves in the Friar loss.
Yale will enter Saturday's match-up with a 2-11-1 overall record and a 1-6-1 ECAC record. Yale has 14 players notching points thus far on the season. The Bulldogs offense is led by three freshmen. Freshmen Janelle Ferrara and Kate Martini lead the team with eight points apiece. Following Ferrara and Martini is classmate Jamie Haddad with seven points on four goals and three assists. Sophomore Jamie Leonoff has played in net for all 14 of Dartmouth's games as the teams lone goaltender. In 844:46 minutes of work Leonoff has made 505 saves for a .917 save percentage and a 3.27 goals against average. Yale has been outscored 47-19 by its opponents this season. On the power-play the Bulldog's have converted 7 or 12.7% of the 55 chances they have had. They have killed off 36 or 65.5% of the 55 penalties they have taken this season. The Bulldog's lone two wins were over Colgate, 3-0 (Oct. 26), and UConn, 4-3 OT (Nov. 23). Yale last faced Union and Rensselaer on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8, respectively. The Bulldogs tied Union, 1-1, while falling, 4-3, in overtime to Rensselaer the following day.
Providence goes into Saturday's match-up against Yale University with a 24-5-2 all-time record. The two last faced off at Schneider Arena on Nov. 1, 2011. The Friars handily took the game, 9-3. Providence had six different players notching goals and 12 different skaters collecting at least one point. Among those 12 were then sophomores Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) and Maggie Pendleton (Woodbury, Minn.). Both notched career highs against the Bulldogs. Pendleton earned a career high three assist game, while Buie notched a career high two goal game for the Friars. Now sophomore Suzie Lundeen (Minneapolis, Minn.) tallied her first career point against Yale during the, 9-3 win. Nov. 11, 2010 was the last time the Friars and Bulldogs met at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Conn. The Friars came out of New Haven with a, 3-1, win. In the last ten meetings between the two teams the record stands even at 4-4-2. Heading into Saturday, head coach Bob Deraney holds a 8-4-2 all-time career record against Yale.
Yale will be providing live streaming to fans along with live stats. Live play-by-play, to go along with the feed, will be provided by Joel Sebastianelli. To access the feed and live stats follow the links below. Fans can also follow the Friars through their twitter page, that features live updates of all their games.
Friars Live Broadcast: Live Broadcast
Yale Live Feed: Live Feed
Live Game Stats: Game Stats
Twitter Page: @PCWHockey