Dec. 6, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's ice hockey team will travel to No. 4 Harvard University on Friday, Dec. 7 for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop. The Friars will enter the match with an overall record of 8-7-4 and a 3-3-2 record against non-league opponents.
Last weekend the Friars took on seventh ranked Boston University in a home-and-home series. Both games were close fought matches that were decided in the final minutes of play. On Friday, Nov. 30 the Friars fell, 4-3, in Schneider Arena. Freshman goaltender Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa.) made a career high 35 saves in the loss. The loss moved the Friars home record to 6-2-2. On Saturday, Dec. 1 Providence fell, 6-4, to the Terriers in a match that went back and forth. Senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) led the Friars with her second hat trick of the season and third of her career.
Providence goes into Friday's match-up against Harvard University with a 22-15-3 all-time record. The two last faced off in Schneider Arena on Dec. 8, 2011, where the Friars fell, 5-1. Harvard outshot Providence, 26-24, in the match-up. In the last 10 meetings between the two teams, the Friars trail 0-9-1. The last Friar win was a road win on Nov. 25, 2001, the Friars handily took the win, 6-0. Providence has outscored Harvard, 177-97, through its all-time history. The Friars have a winning road record of 12-7-2 against the Crimson.
Scouting Harvard: Harvard will enter Friday's match-up with an 8-1-0 overall record and a 7-0-0 record in the ECAC. Harvard has 15 players notching points thus far on the season. Leading the team in scoring is senior Jillian Dempsey with 20 points on nine goals and 11 assists. Following Dempsey is junior Lindsey Fry with seven goals and nine assists for 16 points. Senior Laura Bellamy and freshman Emerance Maschmeyer have been splitting the time in the net for the Crimson. Bellamy has earned a 4-1-0 record in 239:51 minutes of play. She leads the nation with a .986 save percentage and a .600 goals against average. Maschmeyer has earned a 4-0-0 record in 179:50 minutes of work. Maschmeyer has a .955 save percentage and a .750 goals against average, both ranking third in the nation. Harvard last faced Team Russia on Saturday, Dec. 1 in an exhibition match, coming away with a, 4-0, win. Before the exhibition match-up Harvard won its last four games. They most recently defeated Dartmouth, 6-0, on Friday, Nov. 30 and Northeastern, 3-1, on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
This weekend Harvard will have live streaming of the game available to fans along with live stats. 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.
Harvard Live Feed: Live Feed
Live Game Stats: Live Stats
PC Twitter: @PCWHockey