Oct. 17, 2013
Providence, R.I. - The Providence College women's hockey team will play host to the Syracuse Orange for a two-game series starting on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Schneider Arena. The series will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Last time out, the Friars hosted No. 10 Mercyhurst in their home opener for a two-game series. Providence and the Lakes split the weekend with Mercyhurst taking the first game 5-0 (Oct. 12) and the Friars taking the second game 3-2 (Oct. 13). The win marked the first win over a ranked opponent since the 2011-12 season, when the Friars topped No. 7 Northeastern in the Hockey East semifinal game on March 3, 2012. Sophomore goaltender Allie Morse (Cottage Grove, Minn.) notched a career-best 16 saves in 20 minutes of play in the loss on Oct. 12, after making her first penalty shot save. On Saturday (Oct. 13), graduate student Janine Weber (Innsbruck, Austria) tallied her first collegiate goal and her second career point. Junior Haley Frade (Marion, Mass.) notched the game-winning goal on Saturday for her third career game-winner. Saturday's win came after a career-best 47 save performance by sophomore goaltender Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa.). The last Friar goaltender to notch 40-plus saves was Genevieve Lacasse'12 when she did so on March 4, 2012 against BU.
Syracuse holds a 1-3-0 overall mark for the 2013-14 season. The Orange's lone win came against Hockey East foe Northeastern, when Syracuse topped the Huskies 4-1 on Oct. 4. Last time out, Syracuse played a home-and-home series with Clarkson, falling 2-1 on Oct. 12 and 4-0 on Oct. 13. Syracuse is led by Nicole Renault, who has notched three points (1G & 2A) on the season. Renault notched the Orange's lone goal in the two-game series against Clarkson. Kallie Billadeau has stood between the pipes all four games for the Orange, collecting 236:24 minutes of play. Billadeau has recorded a .936 save percentage and a 2.28 goals against average during the season.
Providence and Syracuse have met only twice prior, with each team taking a win. The first time the two met was on Oct. 17, 2009, when the Friars fell to the Orange, 3-1, at home. In the second meeting, Providence bested Syracuse 4-1 in Syracuse, N.Y. on Oct. 15, 2010. In the all-time series, senior Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) leads the Friars with one point on one goal. Classmates Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.) and Maggie Pendleton(Woodbury, Minn.) join Buie as the only three current Friars to have faced Syracuse.
Both games will have live stats and streaming as well as play by play coverage, to access the either link CLICK HERE. John Carchedi will be providing play by play, while Moira Sweeney will be providing color. Fans can also follow the Friars @PCWHockey on Twitter for live updates of all their games.
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