Maschmeyer and the No. 7 Crimson will hit the road after an ECAC weekend sweep to open the 2013-14 season. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a stellar start to the 2013-14 season, including a career-high 44 saves against Princeton, Harvard women's hockey goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer has been named the ECAC Goaltender of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Maschmeyer stopped 63-of-65 shots over weekend, guiding her to the league's best save percentage (.969) and goals against average (1.00). The sophomore netminder quieted a potent Quinnipiac offense that came in averaging nearly four goals per game to just two scores on the evening, totaling 19 saves against the then-No. 8 squad.
In the shutout victory over ECAC and Ivy League rival Princeton, Maschmeyer was peppered with shots all afternoon, but never once yielded, making save after save. Her 44 stops crushed her previous career-best performance of 34, set on Feb. 5 against Boston College.
Maschmeyer, who also was named Harvard's COOP Athlete of the Week, and the No. 7 Crimson return to the ice on the road for a pair of conference showdowns with Rensselaer and Union on Friday and Saturday, respectively.