Nov. 19, 2013
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STORRS, Conn. -- After an idle weekend, the UConn women's ice hockey team (4-6-1, 1-2-1, WHEA) returns to action on Tuesday night when the Huskies skate up to Providence for a non-conference match-up with the Bears of Brown (1-6-1, 0-5-1 ECAC). Puck drop at Meehan Auditorium is set for 7 p.m.
The Series: Brown
The Huskies and Bears have squared off nine times in a series dating back to the 2001-02 season. UConn holds a 4-3-2 edge over its New England neighbor, including a 3-0-1 mark in the last four games of the series. The teams last met on Jan. 7, 2012, skating to a 1-1 draw in Storrs. Kayla Campero scored UConn’s lone goal in the tie, with an assist from Emily Snodgrass and Maggie Walsh. The last time UConn played at Brown was a memorable victory with the Huskies trouncing the Bears, 8-1, on Oct. 23, 2009.
Brown hosts Connecticut with a 1-6-1 record on the young season, including an 0-5-1 mark in ECAC action. The Bears lone win this season came against RIT, a 2-1 overtime victory on Oct. 26. The Bears have played some of the top competition in the nation, including games against No. 5 Quinnipiac and No. 8 Clarkson. UConn and Brown have faced two common opponents thus far in Union and Rensselaer, with Brown going 0-2 in those games and UConn 2-1. Erin Conway leads the Bears in scoring this year, with the freshman posting a 2-4-6 line in all eight games this season. Sarah Robson and Ariana Rucker have also potted two goals, and Brittany Moorhead and Lauren Vella are second behind Conway with two assists each. Aubree Moore has started all eight games in net, compiling a 2.83 GAA and a .920 save percentage. The Bears are coached by Amy Bourbeau, in her third year at the helm. The bench boss has compiled a 15-42-9 record during her tenure in Providence.
Last Time Out
UConn secured its first Hockey East victory in a wild 5-4 affair with Providence on Nov. 10 at Freitas. The Huskies never trailed in the contest, but the Friars kept up the pressure until the final horn. UConn jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Sarah MacDonnell (Quispamsis, New Brunswick) and Margaret Zimmer (St. Charles, Ill.), then extended the lead to 3-1 heading into the third with a second period power play tally from Kelly Harris (Canton, Mich.). The teams then traded goals in the third period, as Rachel Farrel (Cheshire, Conn.) and Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) each answered late PC tallies. Fleming (1-2-3), Farrel (1-1-2) and MacDonnell (1-1-2) each recorded multi-point outings for UConn, and Elaine Chuli made 27 saves in net. The goals for Zimmer, Harris and Fleming were each season-firsts.
Following the brief out-of-conference jaunt, UConn will play a home-and-home this weekend with No. 7 Boston College. The Huskies and Eagles take to the ice on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Chestnut Hill before a Sunday, Nov. 24 game in Storrs.