February 10, 2014

Women's Ice Hockey Checks in at No. 10 in USCHO.com Weekly Division I Poll

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USCHO.com Women's Division I Weekly Poll (Feb. 10, 2014)

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team earned the No. 10 ranking with 20 points in the USCHO.com Division I poll released on Monday, Feb. 10. The Bobcats are now entering their 16th straight week ranked in the USCHO Top 10 as the currently stand with a 17-5-8 record and 8-4-6 mark in ECAC Hockey competition.

USCHO.com Division I Women's Weekly Poll (Feb. 10, 2014)

Rank

Team

First Place Votes

Record

Points

Previous Week

1

Minnesota

(15)

28-1-1

150

1

2

Wisconsin

 

23-3-2

135

2

3

Cornell

 

18-3-4

102

5

4

North Dakota

 

17-7-4

100

4

5

Clarkson

 

21-4-5

99

3

6

Harvard

 

18-3-3

79

5

7

Boston College

 

20-5-3

64

7

8

Mercyhurst

 

19-7-4

37

10

9

Robert Morris

 

21-6-3

24

9

10

Quinnipiac

 

17-5-8

20

8

Others receiving votes: Boston University 8, Minnesota-Duluth 5, Northeastern 1, Syracuse 1.

Quinnipiac is coming off a big 3-3 tie against No. 3 Clarkson on Friday and 3-0 loss to St. Lawrence on Saturday in their weekend of action up in North Country. Senior Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.) picked up a career-high three points (one goal, two assists) to lead the Bobcats back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to pick up a point in come-from-behind fashion against what was the highest ranked team in the conference. Quinnipaic's three goals on Friday is tied for the second-most goals allowed in a game by Clarkson, who came into the weekend with the nation's second-best scoring defense (1.10 goals allowed). Despite the wave of emotions following the dramatic comeback, the Bobcats couldn't get much offense going against the Saints as they were shutout on Saturday by Carmen MacDonald (24 saves).

The remainder of the USCHO Top 10 featured a few changes as Cornell moved up two spots, swapping rankings with Clarkson as the Big Red jumped up to No. 3 while the Golden Knights fell to No. 5. Mercyhurst also jumped two spots into the No. 8 ranking after holding on to the No. 10 spot the previous two weeks. The only other movement had Harvard falling from a tie for No. 5 into sole possession of the No. 6 spot. No. 1 Minnesota, No. 2 Wisconsin, No. 4 North Dakota, No. 7 Boston College and No. 9 Robert Morris all stayed in the same spot as the previous week.

The final regular season home weekend and Senior Day loom next for Quinnipiac as they welcome Yale on Friday and Brown on Saturday to conclude the 2013-14 regular season home slate. Seniors Kelly Babstock, Shelby Wignall, Elena Orlando, Amanda Colin, Olivia Brackett and Ashely Winslow will be honored before the start of Saturday's game at 4:00 pm.

Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu