Nov. 2, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut is 2-6-1 overall and 1-1-0 in Hockey East as it welcomes Northeastern to the Freitas Ice Forum for its conference home opener. Freshman Michela Cava is off to a hot start with eight points on five goals and three assists in her first nine collegiate games.
Senior captain Kelly Horan surpassed the 50-point mark for her career against Syracuse on Friday with a goal and two assists. The Huskies have owned a balanced offensive attack with 11 different players scoring a goal and 12 of 17 skaters recording a point. In the crease. junior Sarah Moses has started three consecutive games. She totaled 72 saves over the weekend and has a 2.81 goals against average and .925 save percentage to go with a 2-3-0 record.
Last Time Out... Following a 4-2 non-conference win over Syracuse, UConn fell to the Orange, 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. While the offense put just 13 shots on net, Moses kept the Huskies in the game, providing 34 saves. Syracuse struck for the first goal of the game on a power play score by Shiann Darkangelo, late in the first. The Orange punched in another early in the second to take a two-goal lead on the Huskies. UConn fought to the end with its strongest period coming in the third. On its second power play opportunity of the afternoon, Connecticut was able to pull the goalie for the final two minutes and skate with a six on four advantage, but were unable to convert. Sophomore Kayla Campero and senior Maude Blain each blasted several shots on or past the net.
Scouting the Huskies... No. 7 Northeastern is 5-1-1 on the season and 1-1-0 in league play. The Huskies are coming off a 3-3 tie against Robert Morris and a 3-0 conference win over Maine, both at home this weekend. NU’s lone loss of the season was to Boston University, 4-1, at home. Sophomore Kendall Coyne has carried the load for the Huskies offensively, posting 12 points on nine goals and three assists through seven games. She has two game-winning scores and found the back of the net three times on the power play. Senior Rachel Llanes is second on the team with seven points (2g, 5a). Between the pipes, sophomore Chloe Desjardins has been excellent filling the skates of the graduated Florence Schelling. She holds a 1.41 GAA and .951 save percentage.
WHEA Openers... All-time the Huskies are 5-5-1 in Hockey East openers, including a 3-3-1 record at home, after their overtime win at Maine last month.