Weekly Release: Anastos Ties NCAA Record in Boston College Win
Providence Takes Two Wins in League Play; Merrimack Wins First Over Northeastern
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Warrior Hockey Co-Players of the Week Andie Anastos of Boston College and Brooke Boquist of Providence College

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Boston College and UConn squared off in a home-and-home to open UConn's 2016-17 Hockey East season. Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) earned her second shutout of the season with a 3-0 win on the road Friday night. Eagle skaters scored eight goals on the weekend, with senior forward Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.) scoring half, including each goal in Friday's 3-0 win for her second career hat trick. She tied an NCAA record with three power-play goals in one game. UConn junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Que.) made 75 saves on the weekend, including 43 on Friday night … Northeastern and Boston University met again on a Tuesday night for the second straight week, with Northeastern junior forward McKenna Brand (Nevis, Minn.) finding the back of the net twice for the Huskies in a 4-3 win. The Terriers had their own two-goal performance from junior forward Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.). Huskies sophomore goaltender Brittany Bugalski (Boynton Beach, Fla.) made 32 saves while BU senior Victoria Hanson (Stoughton, Mass.) kicked out 36 shots… Merrimack won the program's first win over Northeastern in a 3-2 victory at Matthews Arena Friday night. Warriors sophomore forward Emily Volpe (Whitby Ont.) put the game away with a second-period power-play goal to make it a 3-0 game. Northeastern rookie defenseman Codie Cross (Airdrie, Alta.) and freshman forward Matti Hartman (Etna, NH) both struck to bring the Huskies within one, but a 35-save night by Merrimack freshman goaltender Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Que.) ended the comeback bid at two … The Providence Friars downed Maine in a tight 3-2 tilt that saw Providence junior forward Madison Sansone (Lockport, N.Y.) spark a three-goal comeback after being down 2-0, following two first period goals by Maine junior forward Catherine Tufts (Church Point, N.S.). Providence carried the momentum of Friday's comeback win with them to Merrimack the following night, where junior forward Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ont.) had a two goal, two assist night in the Friars' 6-2 win over the Warriors ... New Hampshire welcomed Vermont into Whittemore for their first matchup this season. Wildcat sophomore goaltender Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) made 33 saves, backboning UNH to a 4-2 victory ... Vermont freshman forward and team points leader Ève-Audrey Picard (Longueuil, Que.) tallied another three assists on the weekend, including two helpers in a 3-2 win at Maine … The Maine Black Bears returned home after facing Providence to square off with Vermont and attempted to rally from a 2-0 deficit in the third period as junior forward Brooke Stacey (Kahnawake, Que.) and senior forward Morgan Sakundiak (Calgary, Alta.) found the back of the net. Vermont junior forward Kourtney Menches (Greer, S.C.) eventually netted the game-winner while Catamounts senior goaltender Madison Litchfield (Williston, Vt.) turned in a 27-save performance to improve to a .951 save percentage.