No. 3 Women's Ice Hockey Set to Host Maine, Robert Morris

No. 3 Women's Ice Hockey Set to Host Maine, Robert Morris

Oct. 25, 2012

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The No. 3 Boston University women's ice hockey team will continue its five-game homestand this weekend when the Terriers host Maine on Friday night (7 p.m.) and Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m.) at Walter Brown Arena.

The Terriers (5-1-0, 2-0-0 WHEA) are coming off a weekend split against No. 2 Cornell, with BU claiming a 5-1 victory on Sunday. The Big Red handed BU its only loss of the season on Saturday night in front of a record crowd of 1,891 fans at Agganis Arena.

It has been a dream start to the season for junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin, as she has recorded a point in every game and leads Hockey East in points (11) and assists (8). She lit the lamp twice and added an assist in Sunday's victory en route to being named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week.

Junior Isabel Menard notched four points (2g, 2a) on Sunday and is second in the league with nine points (3g, 6a). Senior co-captain Jill Cardella has totaled eight points (2g, 6a), while freshman Sarah Lefort leads the league with six goals.

Junior Kerrin Sperry is the reigning Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week after she went 2-1 with victories over Northeastern and Cornell last week. She is ninth in the nation with a 1.95 goals-against average, and she allowed just one goal in both of her wins last week.

Maine (1-3-1, 1-1-0 WHEA) enters the weekend having picked up its first win of the year on Sunday when the Black Bears defeated Connecticut, 3-2, at home to salvage a split of a weekend series. Senior Brittany Dougherty leads the Black Bears in points (6), assists (4) and is tied for the team lead in goals (2).

Three goaltenders have earned time between the pipes this season, with senior Brittany Ott earning the team's lone win in her lone start of the year. She made 25 saves on Sunday against Connecticut and will be the likely starter against BU after she had a strong junior campaign last year.

Robert Morris will enter the weekend with a 1-1-0 record as the Colonials visit Northeastern on Friday night. BU owns a 5-0-0 record all-time against the Colonials, including a 4-3 overtime win on Oct. 9, 2009, at Walter Brown Arena. That was the last time the Terriers won an overtime game at home.

Following this weekend's pair of games, BU will welcome No. 6 Boston College to Walter Brown Arena on Halloween night. Wednesday's contest will take place at 7 p.m., preceded by a live edition of BU All-Access in the arena lobby at 6 p.m.

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