Sophomore Victoria Virtue
Nov. 15, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team will travel to Boston, Mass. to take on No. 7 Boston University on Friday, Nov. 16 at 5:00 p.m. After Friday’s match-up the Friars will head to Burlington, Vt. to wrap-up their series against the University of Vermont on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Providence went 1-1-1 on three conference games last week. The Friars fell to No. 8 Boston College on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-1. Freshman goaltender Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa.) made 32 saves in 51:38 minutes of work for Providence. At Schneider Arena on Saturday, Nov. 10 the Friars tallied five unanswered goals for a comeback win against the University of Connecticut, 5-3. Freshman Lexi Romanchuk (San Jose, Calif.) notched the game winner for the Friars on her first collegiate goal. Providence skated to a, 2-2, tie on Sunday, Nov. 11 against the University of New Hampshire in a home match-up. Junior goaltender Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) finished the weekend with 55 saves in 101:40 minutes of work for the Friars.
Providence goes into Friday’s match-up against Boston University with a 25-10-2 record with the Terriers. The Friars and Terriers last faced off in the Hockey East Championship game, where the Friars fell, 2-1, in double overtime. Prior to the Hockey East Tournament, the Friars held a 1-2 record for the 2011-12 season against Boston University. Each game the Friars faced the Terriers during the 2011-12 season was decided by one goal. The last time the Friars defeated the Terriers on the road was Nov. 14, 2009, 5-3.
Scouting No. 7 Boston University: The Terriers enter the weekend with a 7-3-1 overall record and a 3-2-1 record in Hockey East. Boston University last faced the University of New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 9, when the Terriers fell to the Wildcats, 4-2, to the Wildcats. Leading the team in scoring is junior Marie-Philip Poulin (4-12-16), who ranks second in Hockey East for point scoring and first for assists. She is followed by senior Isabel Menard (4-11-15), who is second in Hockey East for assists, and freshman Sarah Lefort (8-3-11), who ranks third overall in Hockey East for goal scoring and first for freshman scoring. The Terriers have 17 players notching points on the season thus far, with 15 notching more than one. Boston University has outscored its opponents 39-31 and has outshot its opponents 337-298.
The Friars head to Burlington with an all-time record of 26-5-0 against the Catamounts. The Friars faced Vermont earlier this season on Oct. 20 and 21 at home. Providence swept the Catamounts, 4-3 and 4-1, in the back-to-back series. The eight goal weekend included six different Friar goal scorers. The last time the Friars traveled to Burlington to face-off against the Catamounts was on Oct. 21 and 22, 2011, when the Friars split the series. Providence fell 3-2 before rallying to defeat Vermont 4-3 the following day.
Scouting Vermont: The Catamounts enter the weekend with a 2-9-1 overall record and a 1-3-1 conference record. Vermont last faced No. 8 Northeastern on Nov. 10 and 11 in a back-to-back road series. The Catamounts dropped the first game, 4-1, to the Huskies before rallying to tie the second game of the weekend, 4-4. Sophomore Brittany Zuback leads the Catamounts in scoring (7-5-12). Zuback is followed by sophomores Klara Myren (3-8-11) and Meghan Huertas (4-4-8). Junior goaltender Roxanne Douville has played the majority of games for the Catamounts, notching a 1-7-1 record with a .891 save percentage and a 3.87 goals against average. Prior to the match-up with Providence on Sunday, Nov. 18, Vermont will host Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 p.m.
This weekend both opponents will have live streaming of the game along with live stats. To access the feed fans can visit the BU or UVM athletic sites or click the following links.
BU: Live Streaming
UVM: Live Streaming
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