CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Thanks in part to a five-point weekend, junior forward Miye D'Oench was named the ECAC Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. D'Oench opened the 2014-15 campaign with two goals in each of No. 4/4 Harvard's first two games at the Bright Landry Hockey Center.
Against Union, D'Oench picked up where she left off a season ago, with a great solo effort in the first period. After stealing the puck in the high slot, D'Oench soared down the ice and beat Brianna Piper for the first score of the season. The New York, New York, native then bookended the night with an empty-net score in the final minutes to put the Engineers away.
Versus Union, D'Oench scored the first two goals in a five-goal Harvard second period, and added a helper on the fifth goal to top off her stellar weekend. Her two tallies against the Dutchwomen came by way of a redirect in front of the cage and a missile from the faceoff dot that went top shelf.
Harvard is 2-0-0 to start the year, both wins coming against ECAC competition, and is one of just four remaining unbeaten teams in the nation, alongside No. 1 Boston College, No. 5 Quinnipiac and Dartmouth. The fourth-place Crimson, which has the week off, garnered a first place vote in the weekly USCHO.com poll, this coming for the first time since the 2008-09 season.