November 10, 2010

Women's Ice Hockey Hosts Weekend Games Against No. 10 Harvard And Dartmouth

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-4-1) (2-3-0 ECAC) vs.
Harvard University Crimson (2-1-1) (2-1-1 ECAC)

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-4-1) (2-3-0 ECAC) vs.
Dartmouth College Big Green (3-1-0) (3-1-0 ECAC)
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.

Home ECAC Hockey Weekend

The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (7-4-1) (2-3 ECAC) will host ECAC Hockey opponents No. 10 Harvard on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. and Dartmouth on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Follow The Bobcats
Live Stats for this weekend's game can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's ice hockey schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

About Harvard University
Harvard comes to Hamden ranked 10th in the USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll for the second straight week. In its last contest on Saturday, Nov. 6, Harvard defeated Colgate in a 3-1 final. Senior forward Leanna Coskren netted her second goal of the season and freshman forward Kalley Armstrong and senior forward Kate Buesser each scored her first goal of the season. Senior forward Liz Ryabkina leads the Crimson with three goals scored on the season. In net for Harvard is sophomore goaltender Laura Bellamy who has turned away 69 shots for a .885 save percentage and a 2.21 goals against average.

All-Time Against The Crimson
Friday's contest will be the 11th time the two sides have faced each other, with Harvard leading the all-time series 9-1. In their last meeting on January 9, 2010, Quinnipiac earned its first-ever victory against the Crimson, 1-0, on a goal scored by Kelley Davies (Chesapeake, Va.) at the 17:12 mark of the second period. On the score, sophomore forward Kate Wheeler (Woodbridge, Ontario) and sophomore defender Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) each were credited with an assist.

About Dartmouth College
Quinnipiac welcomes Dartmouth after the Big Green suffered its first loss of the season, 6-1, against No. 2 Cornell University on Saturday, Nov. 6. The offensive attack for Dartmouth is very balanced, as there is a four-way tie for first on the team in total points. Senior forward Amanda Trunzo, junior forward Kelly Foley and sophomore forwards Camille Dumais and Sally Komarek each have five points on the year. In goal for the Big Green is freshman goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft, who has compiled a .836 save percentage and a 3.00 goals-against average.

All-Time Against The Big Green
Saturday's game will be the 11th time the two teams have faced each other, as Dartmouth owns the all-time series lead, 6-2-2. In their last meeting on January 8, 2010, Quinnipiac defeated the Big Green, 2-1, as senior forward Kallie Flor (Farmington, Minn.) and freshman forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) each scored in the third period. The victory was the first in Quinnipiac's eventual six-game win streak, the longest such streak of the 2009-10 season.

Last Time Out
On Saturday, Nov. 6, Quinnipiac was shutout for the first time this season, 2-0, by Rensselaer. The previous night, Quinnipiac defeated Union 3-2, as it scored a season-high three goals in the first period. Freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Missisauga, Ontario) recorded a goal and assist in the frame. Freshman forward Lindsay Burman (Stanchfield, Minn.) scored Quinnipiac's first goal just 30 seconds into the contest for her first-career goal. Senior forward Kelley Davies (Chesapeake, Va.) also tallied a goal, her second of the year.

Quick Strike
Freshman skater Lindsay Burman's first period goal just 30 second into the contest was the fastest goal scored for the Bobcats since senior forward Kallie Flor's goal on February 20, 2010 against Brown. In last season's contest, the senior netted the first goal of the game just 19 seconds into the first period, as Quinnipiac went on to route Brown 8-1.

Babstock On The Rise
With an assist on Friday, Nov. 5, the Mississauga, Ontario native has now tied Quinnipiac women's ice hockey all-time freshman record of 14 assists, set by both Vicky Graham in 2003-04 and Heather Hughes in 2009-10.

National Scene
Babstock remains atop the leader-board nationally, as she is first in the nation with 21 total points. Her 1.75 points per game ranks her second among all freshman skaters and is good for 14th in the nation. She ranks fifth in the country with 1.17 assists per game and first in the country with 4 game-winning goals.

Atop ECAC Hockey
Babstock's dominant numbers have her first in six statistical categories in the ECAC. She leads the ECAC in points (21), goals (7), assists (14), power-play points (two goals, six assists), game-winning goals (4), and freshman scorers.

Let The Records Fall
With 21 total points recorded just over a third of the way through the season, Babstock is on pace to break Quinnipiac's three major offensive statistical category records. Set during the 2006-07 season, Hayley McMeekin holds the records for Quinnipiac's all-time points (30) and goals (15) scored in a season. Her fellow teammate Jennifer Maclean set Quinnipiac's all-time assist record, with 17, during that same 2006-07 season.

Hardly Second Fiddle
Freshman forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) is having quite the season of her own, ranking in the top five in five statistical categories among ECAC Hockey skaters. Uden Johansson is right behind Babstock, ranking second in points (12), goals (6), and points for freshman. The Sundsvall, Sweden native is also third in the league with six assists and tied for fifth in the league with four points (one goal, three assists) in power-play points.

Off To Upstate N.Y.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it travels to Hamilton, N.Y. to face Colgate on Friday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. and Ithica, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. when it is set to play No. 2 Cornell.