Nov. 2, 2015
The Boston University women's ice hockey team will host Yale on Tuesday night at Walter Brown Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tuesday's tilt is the second of three games in six days for BU (5-4-0), which defeated New Hampshire, 5-3, on Sunday. The Terriers will also host No. 2 Boston College on Saturday.
BU and Yale will meet for just the fifth time on Tuesday night. The Terriers are 2-0-1 against the Bulldogs after losing the first-ever matchup. BU is 2-0-0 against Yale at Walter Brown Arena, having won on Oct. 26, 2013 (2-1) and Jan. 8, 2010 (4-1). The teams skated to a 4-4 draw at Ingalls Rink last season.
On Sunday, BU came from behind to win for the third time this season, erasing a 3-2 deficit in the third period to defeat New Hampshire, 5-3, at Whittemore Center. Sophomore Victoria Bach scored the game-winner 6:36 into the third period, and she was one of three players to tally three points after also adding a pair of assists. Seniors Kayla Tutino (1g, 2a) and Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga (3a) also had three points, while freshman Sammy Davis lit the lamp twice. Junior Maddie Elia notched her third goal in two games to give the Terriers the two-goal lead.
Davis may not have been named Hockey East Rookie of the Week, but she was the only league rookie to score two goals and average 2.0 points per game last week. Davis also led Hockey East freshmen with four shots on goal and a plus-3 rating. The Pembroke, Massachusetts, native is first among all NCAA rookies with seven goals.
Thanks to her three-point afternoon on Sunday, Bach is now tied with classmate Rebecca Leslie for the team lead in points with 10. Leslie still holds the team lead in assists with eight thanks to her helper on Sunday. Since Elia began centering a line with Leslie and senior Rebecca Russo on Oct. 24, the trio has combined for 10 points (4g, 6a).
Yale enters Tuesday with a 1-2-0 record, but that one win was a 4-3 home win over then-No. 5 Quinnipiac this past Saturday. The Bulldogs have averaged 3.33 goals per game but have also allowed an average of 4.33 goals per game this season.
Senior Janelle Ferrara leads the Bulldogs in goals (4) and points (5) after she scored twice in the final 5:06 of Saturday's game to lead the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind win against the Bobcats. Three players are tied for the team lead in assists with three and junior Krista Yip-Chuck is the only other Yale skater with at least two goals.
Junior goaltender Hanna Mandi has started all three games for Yale and owns a 4.35 goals-against average along with an .843 save percentage. She stopped 23 shots in the win over Quinnipiac.