Jan. 15, 2013
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The No. 5 Boston University women's ice hockey team will welcome No. 10 Northeastern to Walter Brown Arena on Wednesday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
BU (14-3-3, 9-2-1 WHEA) has won its first three games of the calendar year and is unbeaten in its last nine chances (7-0-2). The Terriers swept a two-game series with Maine this past weekend, including a 4-2 win on Sunday afternoon.
This will be the first home game for the Terriers since Dec. 1, when they defeated Providence, 6-4. BU owns an 8-2-0 record at home and is 8-1-0 at Walter Brown Arena. The Terriers topped the Huskies, 4-1, in the teams' only meeting so far this season on Oct. 16.
The line of junior Louise Warren, senior Isabel Menard and sophomore Kayla Tutino has been fantastic over the last three games, as each player has earned one point on four goals in that stretch. In total, the trio has combined for 17 points (7g, 10a) since the new year and Warren, Tutino and Menard are first, second and third, respectively, on the team in scoring in 2013.
Junior Kerrin Sperry is expected to earn the start for the Terriers after she made 21 saves in a 5-2 win over Maine on Saturday. Senior Alissa Fromkin has played in two of the last three games and earned a pair of wins thanks to a combined 34 saves and a 2.00 goals-against average.
Northeastern (11-8-2, 5-5-1 WHEA) enters the midweek matchup having lost three of its last four games, including two straight losses against top-five teams in Boston College (Jan. 9, 6-2) and Cornell (Jan. 12, 4-2). The Huskies’ one win in that stretch came at then-No. 2 Clarkson, a 4-3 victory; however, Clarkson was without its two best players at the time.
Sophomore Kendall Coyne leads the team in goals (17), assists (16) and points (33). Seniors Casey Pickett (12g, 11a) and Rachel Llanes (8g, 14a) are the other two Huskies with at least 20 points. Sophomore goaltender Chloe Desjardins owns an 11-8-2 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.
Following Wednesday's tilt, the Terriers will be idle until Jan. 25, when they travel to Vermont for a single game against the Catamounts. Game time will be at 2 p.m.