No. RV/9 Women's Hockey Plays Host to No. 1/1 Boston College

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No. RV/9 Harvard vs. No. 1/1 Boston College
Jan. 16, 2016
7 p.m.
Bright-Landry Hockey Center
ESPN3Ivy League Digital Network
Ben Altsher, Scott Sudikoff
Harvard leads, 38-15-1
W, 2-1 (March 20, 2015)
W2
Harvard | Boston College
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Harvard has outscored Hockey East opponents this season, 7-0 (Elan Kawesch).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a preview of the opening contest at the 2016 Beanpot, Harvard women's hockey looks to hand No. 1/1 Boston College its first defeat of 2015-16 on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The contest can be viewed on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network.

The First Line
• Harvard and Boston College faced off three times in 2014-15, with the Crimson taking the final two in the series (Beanpot Championship, Frozen Four semifinals). BC enters the game winners of 23 straight, with Harvard the last team to beat the Eagles.

• Senior goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer broke the Harvard career saves record Jan. 10 against Colgate, passing Erin Villiotte '95 on the all-time list (2,169). Maschmeyer was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for her dominant performance.

• Senior Miye D'Oench leads the Harvard attack with 10 goals and 22 points. The right winger has tallied a point in all but five games this season and ranks 15th nationally with 1.29 points and 0.59 goals per game.

• The Crimson defense ranks as one of the top in the country, as Harvard allowed only 1.53 goals per game. Harvard has held 15 of 17 opponents to two goals or fewer with four shutouts on the season. Michelle Picard and Chelsea Ziadie have been consistent starters along the blue line.

Boston Strong
Harvard has exerted its will in contests against the other three Boston schools over the past two-plus seasons. The Crimson holds an 8-2-2 mark against Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern since the start of the 2013-14 campaign. 

That's High Praise
Senior Emerance Maschmeyer was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 4-10. Maschmeyer made Crimson history in the third period of a 6-2 victory against No. 10/- Colgate when she passed Erin Villiotte '95 for first place on the all-time Harvard career saves list (2,108). The Bruderheim, Alberta native stopped 30 shots against the Raiders, and also picked up her third shutout of the year with 23 saves when Harvard blanked Cornell, 2-0.

Other ECAC Awards: D'Oench Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month ; Zarzecki Named ECAC Rookie of the Week 

Three Cheers
Harvard is 8-0 in 2015-16 when scoring at least three goals, and is 30-1 since the start of last season when potting a trio of scores. 

Last Time Out
Skating in the second contest of a back-to-back, No. 8/9 Harvard women's hockey fell to No. 5/5 Clarkson, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena.

Sophomore Lexie Laing and freshman Grace Zarzecki found the back of the net for the Crimson (10-6-1, 7-5-1 ECAC Hockey), while seniors Miye D'Oench and Michelle Picard and sophomore Chelsea Ziadie also registered a point. Senior Emerance Maschmeyer tallied 28 saves in goal.

#HarvardTop5
Freshman Kaitlin Tse's first-career goal made the Harvard countdown of the week's top five plays on Jan. 13.

Climbing the Record Books
Multiple Harvard student-athletes are poised to make big jumps in the Harvard record book: 

Saves

 

1. Emerance Maschmeyer
2. Erin Villiotte '95
3. Jen Bowdoin '98

2,169
2,107
2,002

Points

 

1. Jennifer Botterill '03
20. Miye D'Oench
28. Mary Parker

340
107
91

Goals

 

1. Jennifer Botterill '03
14. Miye D'Oench
26. Mary Parker
31. Sydney Daniels

157
60
43
34

Assists

 

1. Julie Chu '07
31. Mary Parker               
32. Miye D'Oench
39. Michelle Picard

196
48
47
40


Scouting No. 1/1 Boston College
Boston College is the lone unbeaten team in the country, going 23-0-0, 16-0-0 Hockey East, en route to earning the nation's No. 1 ranking. Senior Alex Carpenter is second nationally with 2.39 points per game, while classmate Haley Skarupa ranks fourth with 2.04 points per game. In goal, Katie Burt ranks in the top-three nationally in goals-against average (1.09), save percentage (.950) and shutouts (8). 

Inside the Matchup
Harvard leads the all-time series with St. Lawrence, 38-15-1, and was the last team to hand the Eagles a defeat. The Crimson came up big in a pair of performances a year ago, claiming the Beanpot Championship and advancing to the national championship game at the expense of the Eagles. 

100-Point Club
Senior forward Miye D'Oench joined an elite group of skaters with her 100th-career point against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 28. D'Oench is the 24th student-athlete in program history to reach the century mark.

Feature Video: 4 Nations Cup

New Year, Same Result
Harvard has ushered in the new year with wins on the ice in recent years, posting a 12-0-1 mark in its past 13 contents that start the new year.

Special Teams Success
Harvard posted the top combined special teams record a year ago, finding success in 60 percent of 5-on-4 scenarios, and the Crimson owns the top mark again this season. Harvard is 54-for-84 (.643) overall, with a 45-for-48 mark on the penalty kill and 9-of-36 tally on the power play. The Crimson power play and penalty kill units both rank in the top-five nationally.

Forward Thinking
A year after sporting the nation's fourth-best scoring options, Harvard has a plethora of players capable of lighting the lamp. Senior Miye D'Oench leads the team with 10 goals and 21 points, while junior Sydney Daniels has seven goals and 13 points. D'Oench has dished a team-best nine assists.

Behind the Bench
Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, is in her 21st season at the helm of the program, and is the winningest coach in the history of Division I women's hockey. Stone boasts a 439-183-39 (.695) overall record with 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and six in the Frozen Four. Twenty-three Harvard skaters have earned All-America status under Stone's watch.

Upcoming Events
• Jan. 30, 2016- vs. Princeton - Honoring Angela Ruggiero
• Feb. 2, 2016 vs. Boston College - Beanpot first round
• Feb. 6, 2016 vs. Yale - White Out Bright-Landry, Senior Day
• Feb. 9, 2016 vs. TBA - Beanpot Championship/Consolation

Closed Captioning
Harvard is proud to announce the addition of closed captioning for men's and women's hockey to make its Ivy League Digital Network broadcasts of those two teams accessible to all.

Closed captioning for the Crimson's hockey programs will be available on desktop and mobile devices. The service is provided by Vitac (vitac.com).

What's Next?
Harvard remains at home for an ECAC Hockey tilt with Dartmouth on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.