Huskies host Engineers for weekend series
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 23:10
The UConn women’s hockey team will welcome the Engineers of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum for a weekend series on Friday and Saturday.
UConn earned their first victory of the season last weekend by splitting the weekend series with Colgate University. Last Friday, Kayla Campero scored the game-winning goal with just 10 seconds remaining in the overtime period to propel the Huskies to a 3-2 victory. The Huskies dropped the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday 1-0 to fall to 1-4-0 on the season.
Rensselaer won their first game of the season by shutting out Robert Morris 3-0. Since then, the Engineers have yet to win a game, going 0-3-1 in that span. The lone tie came against nationally ranked Boston University 2-2. BU has since dropped from the rankings.
Last season, the Huskies and Engineers faced off against each other twice, in two very high scoring contests. The two teams played to a 4-4 tie in the first meeting and Rensselaer edged out UConn 5-3 the next day. This weekend will be the first meeting between the two schools since that high scoring two-game affair last October.
Despite not scoring a goal in their last game, UConn first year head coach Chris MacKenzie was able to pull several positivews from the loss.
Between Sarah Moses and Elaine Chuli, MacKenzie was very pleased with how the two performed in between the pipes last weekend. In the Huskies’ victory this past Friday, Moses stopped 42 shots and Chuli stopped 25 shots in the loss on Saturday.
UConn’s penalty kill proved to be very effective last weekend against Colgate. Although it is never good to go on the penalty kill, the Huskies found themselves shorthanded fourteen times and were able to kill off all fourteen.
With this being MacKenzie’s first season with the team, the Huskies are starting to put the pieces together and are moving in the right direction.
The puck will drop at 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.