Senior Kiana Nauheim leads all UConn defensemen with three points this year
Nov. 22, 2013
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STORRS, Conn. -- Following its midweek tilt at Brown, the UConn women's hockey team (4-6-2, 1-2-1 WHEA) jumps back into conference play with a home-and-home series against the No. 7 Boston College Eagles (9-3-1, 5-1-0 WHEA). BC will host UConn on Saturday and visit the Huskies on Sunday, with a pair of 2 p.m. puck drops.
The Series: Boston College
The Huskies and Eagles have met 30 times in the past, with the series dating back to Oct. 28, 2001. Boston College leads Connecticut all-time 16-13-7, including a current eight-game winning streak dating back to Oct. 2010. Last season, BC won all three meetings by a combined score of 18-1. The last time the Huskies defeated the Eagles was Feb. 6, 2010, a 3-1 victory in Storrs. Jennifer Chaisson, Brittany Murphy and Monique Weber scored for UConn in the victory.
Eying Up The Eagles
Boston College comes into the weekend ranked seventh in the country in both the USCHO.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey polls. The Eagles are 9-2-1 on the year, including a 5-1-0 mark in WHEA play, sitting at second in the league behind only Boston University. BC played a pair of non-conference games last weekend, falling at Quinnipiac before tying Princeton in New Jersey. Prior to that, they won four straight vs. league foes by sweeping Providence and winning at Vermont and at home against Northeastern. Over those four games, BC scored 22 goals. The Eagles high-powered offense, which ranks first in the WHEA with 3.85 goals/game, is led by standout Haley Skarupa. The sophomore is fifth in the nation in scoring, posting a WHEA-best 13-10-23 scoring line to total 1.77 points/game. Her 13 goals lead both the conference and the nation, and she is also tops in the country with four power play tallies. Andie Anastos (7-5-12), Taylor Waslyk (4-8-12) and Emily Field (7-4-11) also add some punch to the BC lineup. Corinne Boyles sees the majority of time in goal for the Eagles, and has compiled a 7-3-0 record with a 2.13 GAA and .921 save percentage in 11 starts.
Last Time Out
UConn visited Brown on Tuesday night and skated to a 1-1 draw with the Bears. Michela Cava (Thunder Bay, Ontario) scored for the Huskies with 1:48 remaining in regulation to force a tie, after Brown went up early in the second period. Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) and Kayla Campero (Wallingford, Conn.) assisted on Cava’s strike. Sarah Moses (New Hamburg, Ontario) was strong in net for UConn, turning aside 26-of-27 shots in the draw. The Huskies out-shot the Bears 35-27 on the night, including a 26-16 edge after the first period. Rachel Farrel (Cheshire, Conn.) led the barrage with a game-high eight shots on goal for Connecticut.