Women's Hockey East Weekend Preview
Northeastern hosts St. Lawrence for two games this weekend.

No. 3 Boston College vs. Minnesota Duluth - Fri. 9/30, Sat. 10/1 at UMD

- In a loss to the Boston Pride of the NWHL, a pair of BC freshmen, Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.) and Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.), scored the two goals on the day for the Eagles.

- For their second exhibition game, the Eagles downed Cambridge 7-1, out-shooting the Rivulettes 28-7.

- Senior Haley McLean (Howell, Mich.) totaled three points with two goals and an assist, while her teammate senior Kristyn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont.) added two goals of her own.

- The winning goaltender was junior Gabri Switaj (Kent, Ohio) who made five saves in 30:05 minutes of play.

Maine vs. No. 4 Quinnipiac - Fri. 9/30, Sat. 10/1 at QU

- Maine opened their season with a series split against RPI, dropping the first game, 3-1, and taking the second, 2-0.

- Freshman Tereza Vanisova (Strakonice, Czech Republic) scored her first career goal after battling through two RPI skaters to net the goal that would ultimately prove to be the game winner.

- With goaltender Mariah Fujimagari (Markham, Ont.) between the pipes to turn away 20 shots, Maine was able to shut out RPI for their first win of the season Sunday afternoon.

No. 9 Northeastern vs. St. Lawrence - Fri. 9/30, Sat. 10/1 at NU

- Northeastern took a win north of the border defeating Toronto, 3-0, in exhibition play last Friday.

- The Huskies scored two power play goals and got off 31 shots, while Toronto was held to just nine shots and were shutout in the goal column. Northeastern was able to kill off all three of the Varsity Blues power plays.

- Freshmen Bailey Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill) and Codie Cross (Airdrie, Alta.) came home with their first points as Huskies.

- Junior Denisa Krizova (Horni Cerekev, Czech Republic) added two assists, both coming on power-play goals.

UConn vs. Union - Fri. 9/30, Sat. 10/1 at Union

- UConn starts the season on the road at Union and picked to finish fourth in the WHEA preseason poll. The Huskies looking to improve upon last year's appearance in the WHEA semifinals, their second consecutive year reaching the final four.

- Key returners for the Huskies include junior Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.), junior Justine Fredette (Winnipeg, Man.), and junior Leah Lum (Richmond, B.C.), who combined for 37 goals and 40 assists last season.

- UConn's squad is made up of seven new faces, 15 veterans, and will be led by fourth year coach Chris MacKenzie. The Huskies are captained by senior Jessica Stott (Niverville, Man.) and Fredette.

Merrimack vs. St. Cloud State - Fri. 9/30, Sat. 10/1 at SCSU

- Merrimack started their season at home with a 7-0 exhibition win over the Cambridge Rivulettes.

- The Warriors netted the puck early and often, scoring just 1:12 in the first period, and then adding one more goal in the first period, two more in the second, and three more in the third.

- Twelve different Warriors tallied a point, while six of those players had a multi-point outing.

- Sophomore Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) opened the scoring and finished the day with a hat trick.

Providence vs. Robert Morris - Sat. 10/1, Sun. 10/2 at PC

- Providence heads home after dropping their season opener against No. 10 Boston University, 5-2.

- The Friars made it a battle for BU, out-shooting the Terriers 36-33 over three periods.

- Senior Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Man.) netted both goals for Providence, with an assist from sophomore Kate Friesen (Altona, Man.).

- The Friars will look to bounce back against Robert Morris in their home opener Saturday.

New Hampshire vs. Colgate - Sat. 10/1, Sun. 10/2 at Colgate

- New Hampshire shutout the Whitby Junior Wolves in exhibition play and look to open their season with a win on the road with a pair of games at Colgate.

- Junior Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) and Junior Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alta.) led the way in scoring, each netting a goal, while UNH out-shot the Wolves by a margin of 33-13.

- Sophomore Hilary Cashin (Fredericton, N.B.) and Sophomore Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) split duties in net, combining to get the Wildcats the shutout.

Vermont vs. Union - Tue. 10/4 at Union

- After a scoreless first period against McGill last Sunday, Vermont went into the final frame with a 2-1 advantage. After an equalizer sent the Catamounts and McGill into OT, Vermont fell 3-2.

- Goals from senior Cassidy Campeau (Nepean, Ont.) and sophomore Alyssa Gorecki (Monee, Ill.) gave Vermont the lead, and 13 saves apiece from Madison Litchfield (Williston, Vt.) and Melissa Black (Newmarket Ont.) kept the Catamounts in the game.

- Vermont looks for better luck on the road with a midweek matchup at Union for their first road game of the season.