'Cats look to rebound against BC
Published: Friday, October 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team will host Boston College in its second conference game Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. The game will be held at the Whittemore Center.
UNH comes into the game with an overall record of 2-1-0 including a 0-1 record in Hockey East play in the early stage of the season, while Boston College comes to Durham with a 0-1 record overall with a 0-1 record in Hockey East play.
New Hampshire is coming off a tough defeat by conference foe Vermont which defeated the Wildcats 4-3 in Tuesday night’s home opener.
The game consisted of a high offensive match as both teams went back and forth exchanging leads. UNH notables in the game were freshmen Jonna Curtis and Sara Carlson who both had a goal and assist in the game.
UVM managed to rally past the Wildcats securing two goals in the third period by the helm of Klara Myran and Meghan Huertas.
The key players to watch out for in the UNH squad include freshmen standouts Curtis (four points), Carlson (five points) and senior Kristina Lavoie (three points). Lavoie returns for the 2012-13 season as the leader in career goals (47) and points (85) among active UNH players.
Boston College is coming off a home opener loss to Hockey East rival Boston University which came out on top in a 4-2 victory. The Terriers put away the game with two goals in a 41 second span in the third period to seal the victory.
The key players to watch for on the BC squad are the sophomore offensive duo of forwards Alex Carpenter, who led the team last season in points with 39, and forward Emily Field, who put up 32 points last season and is the current leader in points for the team with two. Another notable player is senior goaltender Corinne Boyles, who posts a 24-10-3 record with a strong 2.15 goals against average.
After the game, New Hampshire will travel to BC on Sunday to wrap up the weekend doubleheader at 2 p.m.