UConn women's hockey to face Boston University
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 22:02
The UConn women’s hockey team will conclude their regular season this weekend with a double header against the Boston University Terriers. UConn will play at Boston on Saturday and at home in Freitas Ice Forum Sunday.
Boston University is currently tied for first in Hockey East with Boston College with a conference record of 16-2. The Terriers have Hockey East’s fourth leading scorer in Marie-Philip Poulin, who has recorded 40 points this season, 14 coming via goals. Boston University’s goaltender, Kerrin Sperry, ranks second in both save percentage and winning percentage. Boston University ranks as the fourth best women’s hockey team in the nation. They are hoping to continue on their three-game winning streak after coming in last in the storied Boston Beanpot.
UConn will be hoping to snap a seven-game losing streak and win their first game in 14 tries. They have played Boston College once this year, in January. They were able to control most of the game early as Brittany Berisoff beat the goalie for the first goal of the game. After the Terriers scored a goal, the Huskies answered back with a goal of their own off of a rebound shot by Kayla Compero. The Huskies would lose control of the game and give up three consecutive goals to the then sixth-ranked team in the nation. Elaine Chuli would finish the game with 31 saves as the Huskies fell.
The Huskies will look to end their season with a bang by carrying their first period energy throughout the entire game. UConn will take on the Terriers in Boston at 3p.m. Saturday and again at home Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Freitas Ice Forum.