Women's Ice Hockey Wraps Up Non-Conference Play At RPI

Hanrahan tallied a two-point game, including the game-winning goal, in the Friars last game.

Hanrahan tallied a two-point game, including the game-winning goal, in the Friars last game.

Jan. 10, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

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The Providence College women's ice hockey team will travel to Troy, N.Y. for a weekend series with RPI. The Friars and Engineers will face off on Jan. 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Jan. 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Houston Filed House. The Friars will enter the match with an overall record of 9-9-4 and a 4-5-2 record against non-league opponents.

The Last Meeting
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Providence2OT
October 22, 2010
Providence, R.I.
Women's Ice Hockey Falls to RPI in Overtime, 3-2
The Providence College women's ice hockey team was defeated by RPI, 3-2, in overtime., to snap the Friars' five-game winning streak and take the first-ever meeting between the programs.

The Last Meeting
Rensselaer3  
Providence2OT
October 22, 2010
Providence, R.I.
Women's Ice Hockey Falls to RPI in Overtime, 3-2
The Providence College women's ice hockey team was defeated by RPI, 3-2, in overtime., to snap the Friars' five-game winning streak and take the first-ever meeting between the programs.

Last time out Providence edged Yale, 3-2, in overtime. The Friars were led by sophomore Beth Hanrahan (Poolesville, Md.), who notched the game-winning goal in overtime and tallied an assist on the Friars' first goal. The Bulldogs were first to score with a goal 1:52 into the first period. Freshman Molly Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minn.) put the Friars on the scoreboard with a power-play goal at 5:07 of the second period. Sophomore Haley Frade (Marion, Mass.) assisted Illikainen on the goal after Hanrahan fired a shot on net. Junior Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) gave the Friars their first lead of the game with 2:43 left to play in the second period. Buie was assisted on the play by classmate Maggie Pendleton (Woodbury, Minn.) and sophomore Brooke Simpson (Boxboro, Mass.). Yale tied the game, 2-2, late in the third period with a power-play goal at 15:59. With 17 seconds left to play in overtime Hanrahan put in a rebound left by senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) to give the Friars their first win in four games. Junior goaltender Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) made 20 saves to help the Friars come away with the win. Providence outshot Yale, 50-22.

RPI enters the weekend series with a 6-12-2 overall record and a 4-6-0 ECAC record. RPI has 20 players notching points thus far on the season. The Engineers offense is led by freshmen Alexa Gruschow, who has tallied 18 points on nine goals and nine assists. Following Gruschow is senior Taylor Horton, with 13 points on seven goals and six assists, and junior Jordan Smelker, with 12 points on seven goals and five assists. Sophomore Kelly O'Brien has played in net for 19 of RPI's 20 games this season. In 1,010:41 minutes of work O'Brien has made 373 saves for a .897 save percentage and a 2.55 goals against average. Sophomore Brianna Piper has also spent time between the pipes for RPI. Piper has played in five games for the Engineers collecting a 1-1-1 record. RPI has been outscored 58-47 by its opponents this season. On the power-play the Engineers have converted on 11 of the 75 chances they have had. They have killed off 70 of the 91 penalties they have taken this season. The Engineers were on a four game winning streak before falling to Harvard, 2-1, their last time out. Before Harvard, RPI defeated Dartmouth, 2-1, on Jan. 4 in a home match. The Engineers hold a 4-5-0 record at home this season in the Houston Field House.

Providence and RPI have only played once in the history of the two programs. The two last faced off at Schneider Arena on Oct. 22, 2010, where the Friars fell, 3-2, in overtime. Providence had a two goal lead heading into the third period, only to give up two goals during the first two minutes of play in the third. The Friars outshot the Engineeers 29-27, but could not convert during the overtime period.

RPI will have live stats of both games available to fans. To access the live stats follow the link below. Fans can also follow the Friars through their twitter page, that features live updates of all their games.

Live Game Stats: Live Stats

Twitter Page: PCWHockey

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