Tuesday, November 22, 2011 – 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (6-7-1) (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) vs.
No. 4 Boston College Eagles (8-3-1) (5-2-1 Hockey East)
High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn.
Bobcats Vs Eagles
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (6-7-1) (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) hosts No. 4 Boston College (8-3-1) (5-2-1 Hockey East) on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.
Live stats, audio and video for Tuesday's game can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
About Boston College
The Eagles are coming off a 4-1 victory over No. 8 Northeastern on Friday, Nov. 18. Sophomore Taylor Wasylk led the charge with two goals scored, while freshman Alex Carpenter and junior Ashley Motherwell each added another score for Boston College. Junior goaltender Corinne Boyles made 28 saves in net. Overall, Carpenter leads the team with 15 points (eight goals, seven assists), followed by fellow freshman Emily Feld's 11 points (four goals, seven assists). Boyles has accumulated a .912 save percentage to go along with a 2.20 goals against average.
All-Time Against The Eagles
Tuesday's contest will be the 20th time the two sides face each other. The team's last met earlier this season on Friday, Oct. 21, with Boston College coming away with a 5-0 victory. The Eagles received goals from five different skaters, including senior Andrea Green, junior Caitlin Walsh, senior Danielle Welch, junior Ashley Motherwell and freshman Emily Feld. Boyles made 11 saves for Boston College, while junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 30 saves for the Bobcats.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac was defeated, 7-1, by No. 2/3 Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Big Red's steady offensive attack saw three goals scored in each of the first and second periods of play to take control of the game. Sophomore Megan Hagg (Ajax, Ontario) netted her second goal of the season for Quinnipiac, coming in the third period of play. Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti and freshman Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) combined to make 26 saves in goal for the Bobcats.
New All-Time Points Leader
Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) became the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team's all-time points leader with four points (two goals, two assists) in the team's 6-2 win on Friday, Nov. 18 against Colgate. Babstock's game-winning goal in the second period of play doubled as her 74th career point, passing Quinnipiac's previous all-time points leader, Vicki Graham, who finished her career in 2007 with 73 career points. Babstock, who surpassed Graham in just her 50th career game played, leads the team with 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) on the season.
Kosta Heating Up
Freshman Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) added to her team-high total of nine assists with two helpers against Colgate on Friday, Nov. 18. Kosta now ranks tied for 4th among all ECAC Hockey with .75 assists per game and 8th in the league overall with seven league points (one goal, six assists).
Babstock and Kosta are currently fourth and tied for eighth, respectively, among all ECAC Hockey skaters in league points per game. Babstock has a 1.50 average, while Kosta holds a 0.88 mark.
Two Is Better Than One
Babstock's two goals against Colgate marked the first time this season in which a Quinnipiac skater scored multiple goals in a game. The last time a Bobcats skater netted two or more goals came on February 2, 2011, when Babstock scored two goals against Union.
Quinnipiac took advantage of its extra skater advantages on Friday evening against Colgate, scoring a season-high two goals during its power-play opportunities. Junior Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) and Kosta each netted power-play goals for Quinnipiac in victory.
Junior Brittany Lyons' (Canton, Mass.) goal just 52 seconds into the third period of play on Friday against Colgate marked the fasted goal scored for the Bobcats since Regan Boulton's goal 44 seconds into the second period of play on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 against Yale.
Following Tuesday's contest against No. 4 Boston College, the Bobcats travel to face Connecticut at 4 p.m. in the first round of the annual Nutmeg Classic Tournament on Friday, Nov. 25.
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