Oct. 24, 2007
The Boston University women's ice hockey team hosts ninth-ranked Dartmouth in the Terriers' first home game on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3:00 p.m.
Boston University (0-4-1, 0-1-0 HE) enters the game on a four game losing streak, with all four losses coming against top ten ranked teams on the road. Most recently, the team lost 3-1 to #3 New Hampshire. After Wildcat freshman Jenn Wakefield's two goals put her team up 2-0, sophomore Sarah Appleton got the Terriers on the board with a goal midway through the second period. Wakefield assisted on a goal by senior Leah Craig in the third period for her third point, sealing the victory for UNH.
The Terriers are hopeful that the team's previous success at home continues this season. Last year, Boston University was 10-5-0 at home with a total 19-10-2 record at home over the team's first two years as a varsity program.
The game against BU will be Dartmouth's (0-0-0, 0-0-0 ECAC) second of the season, as the Big Green opens the 2007-08 campaign against Vermont at home on Friday. Dartmouth held a 27-5-2 record last season, winning both the regular season and tournament conference titles. The Big Green returns its 2006-07 points and assists leader, sophomore Sarah Parsons (14-26-50). Also returning is the team's top goaltender, junior Carli Clemis. Last year, as a sophomore, Clemis was in goal for 30 of the team's games, earning a 23-5-2 record with a 1.71 goals against average, a .921 save percentage and four shutouts. The team graduated three of its top scorers, seniors Gillian Apps (30-16-46), Katie Weatherston (23-14-37) and Cherie Piper (10-27-37).
BU faced Dartmouth in the Terriers' ninth game as a varsity program on Oct. 29, 2005. The Big Green skated to a 3-0 advantage, scoring twice in the first period and again in the second. Then-freshman Caroline Bourdeau scored her first of two goals in the game for BU, bringing the deficit to two. After Dartmouth scored again to open the lead back up, then-freshman Genevieve Laing and Bourdeau each scored in the third period to cut the Big Green's lead to one. Time ran out though, halting the Terriers' rally and serving the team with a 4-3 loss.
Next up, BU hosts conference rival New Hampshire on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Walter Brown Arena.