Women's hockey ties Maine but loses 8-0 to BC
Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013 23:01
The Huskies faced two New England foes this weekend as they took on the Maine Black Bears and the Boston College Eagles. UConn tied with the Bears 1-1 on Saturday and lost 8-0 to Boston College on Sunday.
Saturday’s game against the Bears started with a Huskies goal mid-way through the first period off the stick of sophomore Emily Snodgrass. The play was assisted by both Caitlin Hewes and Sarah MacDonnell and gave UConn an early 1-0 lead.
“I thought we played okay in the first period,” said head coach Heather Linstad. “We executed a few things we should have and I think our floor check was pretty good.”
Maine would pull even with UConn early in the second period as sophomore Katy Massey netted a goal off a rebound. The goal was assisted by her teammate junior Kayla Kaluzny and tied up the game 1-1.
Neither of the teams were able to beat the other goaltender for the remainder of the game despite an extra overtime period. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Saturday’s game saw a tremendous effort from the Huskies’ goaltender Elaine Chuli who stopped a career-high 44 shots. She was able to keep her team in the game as the Huskies were outshot 45-17.
“On the big high note, obviously, I thought Chuli saved us. I thought she played well, and she gave us a chance to win the game. She gave us a chance and we just couldn’t get the second goal.”
The Huskies were on the road Sunday against Boston College. Unfortunately, UConn found themselves outmatched as they dropped the game 8-0 against the Eagles. Boston College scored four early goals and never looked back. Taylor Wasylk, Emily Field, and Ashley Motherwell each scored single goals while Melissa Bizzari netted two of her own. The main scorer for the Eagles was sophomore Alex Carpenter who scored three goals to complete a hat trick and assisted on two goals for good measure.
Elaine Chuli was able to stop 36 shots for the Huskies bringing her weekend total to 80 saves. UConn was outshot in the match 44-15 in Sunday’s shutout.
This weekend’s games bring the Huskies to a 3-20-3 overall record and a 1-11-1 record within Hockey East. The Huskies will be back in action Friday at the Freitas Forum against the Providence Friars at 7 p.m.