~ UNH, NU sweep games at Colgate, Syracuse; PC, UVM split series ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#77 KENDALL COYNE, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Forward; Palos Heights, Ill.)
|Coyne recorded four points (2g,2a) in two NU victories at Colgate and Syracuse. Coyne had
two points (1g,1a) in each game. She finished the weekend with
15 shots on goal and a +2 plus/minus rating for the Huskies.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#9 SARAH LEFORT, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Forward; Ormstown, Que.)
|Lefort tied the game and then gave BU the lead for good with her first two collegiate
goals in a 4-2 win over No. 4 Boston College on Friday night at Conte
Forum. She led the Terriers with five shots and was a +1 in her debut.
||WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#29 CHLOE DESJARDINS, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Goaltender; Saint-Prosper, Beauce, Que.)
|Desjardins recorded a .969 save percentage with 63 saves in two NU road wins over the
weekend. She recorded her first career shutout with 29 saves at Colgate on Friday and had
a career-high 34 stops at Syracuse on Saturday.
||WHEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#35 VILMA VAATTOVAARA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Freshman Goaltender; Veikkola, Finland)
|Vaattovaara recorded two road wins over the weekend vs. Colgate and Syracuse, along
with a .940 save percentage (47 saves on 50 shots) and a 1.80 GAA.
||WHEA TEAM OF THE WEEK
|BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
|The No. 6 nationally ranked Terriers officially opened the season on Friday with a 4-2
road win at No. 4 Boston College in the league opener. Boston University scored four
goals on 28 shots to earn their first two league points of the year.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Kendall Coyne of Northeastern
Sara Carlson, UNH (Fr., F, Hutchinson, Minn.) Tallied three points (2g,1a) on the weekend in her first two collegiate games.
Jonna Curtis, UNH (Elk River, Minn.) Tallied a goal and an assist against Colgate on Saturday.
Emily Field, BC (So. F, Littleton, Mass.) Recorded a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to BU on Friday.
Tori Hickel, NU (Fr., F, Anchorage, Alaska) Tallied three points (1g, 2a) in two NU wins at Colgate and Syracuse.
Jessica Hitchcock, UNH (LaSalle, Ont.) Notched a goal and an assist on the weekend.
Meghan Huertas, Vermont (So., F, Boynton Beach, Fla.) Had an goal and assist Sunday vs. Penn State their first win of the season.
Molly Illikainen, PC (Fr., F, Grand Rapids, Minn.) Recorded three points (1g,2a) on the weekend vs. Bemidji.
Kristina Lavoie, UNH (Sr., F, Fonthill, Ont.) Recorded three points (2g, 1a) on the weekend in two games, vs. Syracuse and vs. Colgate.
Rachel Llanes (Sr., F, San Jose, Calif.) Tied a career-high with three points in NU's 5-2 win at Syracuse on Saturday
Rebecca Morse, PC (Jr., D, Westfield, N.J.) Recorded three assists on the weekend vs. Bemidji.
Klara Myren, Vermont (So., F, Leksand, Sweden) Recorded three points (1g, 2a) on the weekend in two games against Penn State.
Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (Jr., F, Beauceville, Que.) Assisted on both the game-tying and game-winning goals in 4-2 win over BC.
Haley Skarupa, BC (Fr. F, Rockville, Md.) Recorded a team high six shots in Friday's game against BU.
Kerrin Sperry, BU (Jr., G, North Reading, Mass.) Stopped 29 shots and allowed just two goals to help guide BU to a 4-2 win over BC.
Shannon Stoneburgh, BU (So., D, Pickering, Ont.) Scored the first goal of the game and finished with a plus-2 rating as BU defeated BC, 4-2.
Jessica Vella, PC (Sr., F, Pickering, Ont.) Scored two goals on the weekend in win over Bemidji, including the game winning goal.
EMILY FIELD, BC (LITTLETON, MASS.)
Is on a five-game point streak dating back to last season (5g,2a)
TORI HICKEL, NU (ANCHORAGE, ALASKA)
Scored her first career goal on Saturday at Syracuse
SARAH LEFORT, BU (ORMSTOWN, QUE.)
Recorded her first two career goals Friday night at BC
Katie MacSorley, NU (STRATFORD, ONT.)
Had the fifth multi-point game of her career at Colgate, and the first
since Jan. 21, 2012 vs. New Hampshire
CASEY PICKETT, NU (WILMINGTON, MASS.)
Dating back to last season, the Huskies own a 22-2-1 record when she
scores a point
Boston College: Emily Field is on a five game point streak dating back to last
season (5-2-7)...The Eagles outshot BU, 31-28 and went a perfect 7-for-7 on the
penalty kill in the loss on Friday night at Conte Forum...BC will play four of its next
five contests at home.
Boston University: No. 6 Boston University became the first team to post a
victory in league play…The Terriers have now won their last nine league games
dating back to Jan. 21, 2012…BU is now 7-0-1 in its last eight league games
at Conte Forum, outscoring the Eagles, 27-8, in that stretch…The Terriers have
started each of the last two seasons with a win against a ranked opponent…BU
defeated No. 7 North Dakota, 4-1, last season…Kerrin Sperry is 3-0-0 in three
season debuts, posting a 1.66 GAA…Ten different Terriers recorded a point on
Friday, with freshman Sarah Lefort (2g) and junior Marie-Philip Poulin (2a) the only
multiple-point scorers…Lefort and freshman Jordan Juron each collected their
first collegiate goal, while freshman Rebecca Russo notched her first collegiate
assist…The Terriers erased a four-goal deficit on Saturday to earn a 4-4 tie with
the Boston Blades in an exhibition game.
University of Connecticut: Sophomore Rachel Farrel notched the first multi-goal
game of her career with a pair of scores, including a game-tying goal, at RPI on
Friday night...Freshmen Brittany Berisoff and Michela Cava each recorded their first
collegiate goals...Junior transfer Sarah Moses made 27 saves in her Husky debut
on Saturday...Sophomore Sarah MacDonnell totaled three points on one goal and
two assists for the weekend
University of Maine: The Black Bears took a 4-0 win over Dalhousie in an exhibition
game. Maine saw three freshman score goals; Shawna Lesperance, Abbey Cook,
and Jillian Langtry. Brittany Dougherty tallied an assist in the game, starting the
season where she left off last season as she led the Black Bears in points. Kylie
Smith and Meghann Treacy split action in goal is they combined for a shutout with
nine saves on the afternoon.
University of New Hampshire: The Wildcats opened up the 2012-13 season with
a 2-0 record on the road. Six newcomers tallied at least one goal on the weekend
while an additional six players recorded points as well. The Wildcats killed 11 of
12 power plays and tallied a pair of power play goals. New Hampshire opens up
conference play against Vermont at home in its next contest on October 16.
Northeastern University: Northeastern improved to 25-5-3 all-time in season
openers, and is 26-3-5 in October contests since 2008…Paige Savage's first
period goal at Colgate marked the second straight season that a freshman has
scored NU's first goal of the year…The last time NU shutout an opponent in a
season opener was on Oct. 13, 2001 against Mercyhurst…Northeastern's four
first period goals against Syracuse are the most since Jan. 21, 2012 against New
Hampshire…Rachel Llanes tied a career-high with three points (1g, 2a) against
Syracuse…The Huskies will play nine of their next 10 games at home, beginning
on Friday against Union.
Providence College: The Friars scored seven goals in two game series against
Bemidji, out shooting the Beavers 52-41 on the weekend. Freshman Sarah Bryant
tallied her first win in the net for the Friars, making 12 saves. Senior Jessica Vella
scored two goals, including the game winner, in their win over Bemidji. Senior
Nicole Anderson tallied three points on two goals and one assist on the weekend.
Freshman Molly Illikainen also recorded three points on the weekend with one goal
and two assists. 10 different Friars had their name on the scoresheet during the
University of Vermont: Head Coach Jim Plumer picked up his first Division I win
Sunday as the Catamounts defeated Penn State…Sophomore Danielle Rancourt
scored her first career game-winning goal in the third period for Vermont…The
Catamounts special teams were excellent this weekend, they were a perfect 7-
for-7 on the penalty kill, and were 3-for-5 on the power play…Senior goaltender
Kelci Lanthier earned her fourth career win on Sunday with 19 saves…Freshman
defenseman Dayna Colang registered her first career point with an assist Saturday...
Vermont set an opening day attendance record on Saturday with 785.