Nov. 2, 2012
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The Last Meeting
October 31, 2012
Walter Brown Arena
The No. 3 Boston University women's ice hockey team will look to improve its road record to 3-0-0 when the Terriers trek to Chestnut Hill, Mass., for a Saturday afternoon contest against No. 8 Boston College. Puck drop is slated for 2 p.m.
BU (7-2-0, 3-1-0 WHEA) and BC (3-3-0, 2-2-0 WHEA) have split the previous two meetings this season, with the Terriers claiming the season opener, 4-2, at Conte Forum before the Eagles won, 7-1, on Wednesday night at Walter Brown Arena.
Conte Forum has been most accommodating for the Terriers of late, as they have posted a 7-0-1 record in their last eight league games at BC. BU has outscored the Eagles, 28-8, in that stretch.
BU will be without the services of its leading scorer for the next two games, as junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin is in Finland with Team Canada for the Four Nations Cup. Named Hockey East Co-Player of the Month on Thursday, Poulin leads the league in points (16) and assists (12) and has tallied a point in all nine games so far this season.
There is plenty of firepower on the Terrier roster, however, including senior Isabel Menard (3g, 8a) and senior co-captain Jill Cardella (2g, 8a) who are each tied for second in the conference in assists. Menard is third in the league in points, with Cardella tied for fourth.
Hockey East Rookie of the Month Sarah Lefort
has also been near the top of the league leaderboard in several offensive categories. She is second in the league with eight goals and tied for fourth with 10 points. In addition, her three game-winning goals are tied for the national lead.
The Eagles are led offensively by sophomore Alex Carpenter, who now leads the team in points (10) and goals (5). Senior Blake Bolden is tops in assists with six, while freshman Haley Skarupa (3g, 4a) and sophomore Emily Field (2g, 5a) are each tied for second in points with seven.
Senior goaltender Corinne Boyles has earned two of the Eagles’ wins this season, including a 21-save victory on Oct. 26 against Minnesota-Duluth. Sophomore Megan Miller made 32 saves on Wednesday to earn her first win of the year.
Following Saturday's showdown, the Terriers will play their third conference contest in a row on Nov. 9, as BU visits New Hampshire for the first time this season. Game time is set for 7 p.m.