- Three-Way Tie for Fourth Place Entering Final Two Weeks of Play
- Litchfield Sets Vermont Program Record for Career Wins
- Deraney, Crowley Close in on All-Time League Wins Record
AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The Boston College Eagles secured their fourth consecutive Women's Hockey East regular season title last week by earning a point in a 4-4 tie with UConn ... The Women's Beanpot concludes tomorrow at Northeastern as the Boston College Eagles and Northeastern Huskies battle for the 39th annual championship title. Last Tuesday, Eagles rookie Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.) scored with just 2:48 remaining to lift her squad, 3-2, over the Terriers and into the Beanpot final. In the second contest, Northeastern used two goals from senior Paige Savage (Johns Creek, Ga.) and a goal and an assist from junior Halle Silva (Acushnet, Mass.) to top Harvard, 4-1 ... Later in the week, Boston College faced off with UConn as the Huskies battled to secure a playoff position. UConn jumped out to 3-0 and 4-1 leads by way of four different goal scorers, but three-point evenings from junior Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) and sophomore Makenna Newkirk (Scottsdale, Ariz.) gave the Eagles a 4-4 draw. After earning a point Friday, the Huskies traveled to Providence Sunday and earned a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Catherine Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) and Marisa Maccario (Marblehead, Mass.). The win locked in a playoff position for head coach Chris Mackenize's squad ... Providence took on Northeastern Friday in Boston, taking the Huskies into overtime after a third-period goal from junior Madison Sansone (Lockport, N.Y.) locked the game at three goals apiece. Northeastern escaped with the win and two points in league play when junior Lauren Kelly (Watertown, Mass.) found the back of the net 1:07 into the extra frame ... In the most meaningful series of the weekend, Merrimack and Maine split a two-game set in North Andover as the Warriors and Black Bears battle for the final playoff position in the Women's Hockey East Tournament as the two teams are separated by just one point with three games remaining for each team. Friday's contest saw a program-record seven goals from the Warriors in a 7-2 win, including six different goal scorers and two markers from sophomore Allison Sexton (Stonewall, Man.). Maine bounced back the next night with a 5-3 win, led by senior captain Emilie Brigham's (Anoka, Minn.) two goals and an assist despite a hat trick by Merrimack sophomore Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) ... Vermont took three of four points from New Hampshire in a two-game set in Burlington that saw Vermont draw the largest crowd for a regular-season game in Women's Hockey East history, as 2,136 spectators witnessed Friday's 3-3 overtime thriller. The Catamounts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to two assists from Rachael Ade (Davenport, Fla.), but a goal and an assist from New Hampshire's Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) two helpers from Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alta.) pushed the game to a 3-3 stalemate. Curtis scored the shorthanded, game-tying goal with just 3:54 remaining in the contest. The next night, Vermont senior netminder Madison Litchfield (Williston, Vt.) made 37 saves in a 3-1 win to become the Catamounts' alltime wins leader in program history, earning her 29th career victory with Vermont.