Dec. 29, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's ice hockey team will host Dartmouth College on Monday, Dec. 31 for a 2:00 p.m. puck drop. The Friars will enter the match with an overall record of 8-8-4 and a 3-4-2 record against non-league opponents.
The last time the Friars were on the ice was on Dec. 7 when they traveled to No. 4 Harvard. Providence fell, 8-1, to the Crimson. Junior goaltender Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) matched a career high 36 saves in the game. The lone Friar goal came from senior Jessica Vella (Pickering, Ontario) with 10 seconds remaining in regulation time. Vella was assisted by senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.), who tallied her 20th point of the season on the play, and junior Stephanie DeMars (Vermontville, N.Y.), who notched her first career point on the play.
The Friars will take on Dartmouth with a 6-4-2 overall record. The Friars have been outscored 67-58 by their opponents so far this season. Providence is averaging 2.9 goals a game while allowing 3.35. The Friars have outshot their opponents thus far on the season and have averaged 29.1 shots on net a game. Providence holds a home record of 6-2-2 on the season in Schneider Arena.
Dartmouth will enter the match-up with the Friars with a 6-4-2 overall record and a 3-3-1 record in the ECAC, ranking them sixth. Dartmouth has 15 players notching points thus far on the season. Leading the team in scoring is senior Reagan Fischer with 15 points on eight goals and seven assists. Following Fischer is classmate Camille Damais with seven goals and six assists for 13 points. Junior Lindsay Holdcroft has played in net for 10 of Dartmouth's 12 games, earning a 5-3-2 record this season. In 618:56 minutes of work Holdcroft has made 216 saves for a .893 save percentage and a 2.52 goals against average. Dartmouth swept a road series at Maine before taking a break for the holiday. On Saturday, Dec. 8 the Big Green defeated the Black Bears 6-1. Fischer notched a four point game with two goals and two assists. On Sunday, Dec. 9 Dartmouth finished the series with a 4-2 win.
Providence goes into Monday's match-up against Dartmouth College with a 28-22-1 all-time series record. The two last faced off at Fenway Park on Jan. 10, 2012, where the Friars fell, 3-2, in the 2012 Sun Life Frozen Fenway games. Dartmouth outshot Providence, 31-20, in the match-up. Current sophomore Brooke Simpson (Boxborogh, Mass.) notched her first collegiate goal during the loss. Now junior Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) tallied the second goal for the Friars. The Big Green have taken nine of the last 10 match-ups between the two teams. The last Friar win was a road win on Nov. 23, 2002, when the Friars came away with a, 5-2, victory. The Friars hold a 15-8-1 all-time record against the Big Green in Schneider Arena.
The Friars will have live streaming of their game against Dartmouth available to fans along with live stats. Live play-by-play 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.
Providence Live Feed: Live Feed with Audio
Live Game Stats: Live Stats
Twitter Page: @PCWHockey
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