March 6, 2014
The top four seeds have all advanced to this weekend's semifinals
(1) Boston College vs. (4) Vermont
Saturday March 8, 1:30pm at HYCC (Hyannis, Mass.)
Season Series: Boston College won, 3-0-0
All-Time WHEA Playoff Series: First meeting
Boston College Record: 26-5-3 (18-2-1 WHEA)
Vermont Record: 18-13-4 (13-7-1 WHEA)
– In BC's quarterfinal win over UNH, Eagles sophomore forward Haley Skarupa (Rockville, Md.) set a WHEA Quarterfinal record with five points on two goals and three assists. Skarupa now has 25 goals on the season, and her next goal will be the 50th of her career. BC freshman forward Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.) has 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points in 34 games. Nationally, she trails only Robert Morris foward Brittany Howard in freshman scoring.
– Vermont junior forward Amanda Pelkey (Montpelier, Vt.) has had a record-breaking year for the Catamounts, setting new single-season program records in points (40) and goals (21), while classmate Brittany Zuback (Thunder Bay, Ont.) has set a new single-season program record for assists with 22. If the V-Cats can pull out a win, they will have 19 wins, matching their win total from their last three seasons combined.
(2) Boston University vs. (3) Northeastern
Saturday March 8, 4:30pm at HYCC (Hyannis, Mass.)
Season Series: Boston University won, 2-1-0
All-Time WHEA Playoff Series: Boston University leads, 2-1-0
Boston University Record: 22-12-1 (14-7-0 WHEA)
Northeastern Record: 19-13-2 (13-6-2 WHEA)
– In last Saturday's quarterfinal win over Providence, BU sophomore forward Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que.) became the first player in Division I to post 30 goals this season. The win also gave the Terriers' senior class their 100th victory, becoming the first class in program history to achieve the feat. Senior goalie Kerrin Sperry (North Reading, Mass.) has been in net for 83 of those victories, 40 more than any other netminder in team history.
– The Huskies are making their fourth-straight semifinal appearance, and they are looking to advance to their third WHEA Championship (2011, 2013). NU senior forward Brittany Esposito (Edmonton, Alta.) moved into a tie (with Kerry Cronin) for 20th on the Huskies' career scoring list with her unassisted game-winner against UConn. Esposito has amassed 47 goals and 62 assists for 109 points in 132 collegiate games, including 10 career game-winning goals.
TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL WHEA CHAMPIONSHIP
$10 per day, $5 for groups of 10 or more people per day
Onsale now at the HYCC Box Office or at http://hockeyeastonline.com/pdf/whea2014.pdf
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