Weekly Release: Bach Nets Five Goals to Lead BU to Weekend Sweep
Providence Earns Four League Points Over Merrimack
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Women's Hockey East Player of the Week Victoria Bach of Boston University

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Boston University earned its first sweep of a league opponent of the season, topping Vermont in a pair of road games. Led by Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./5g, 1a) and Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa, Ont./3g, 4a), the Terriers moved to 3-5-2 in conference play, good for sixth place and just three points out of a tie for second in the league. Bach's five goals were the most by any NCAA skater while Leslie picked up the most points in the country in the two outings ... Providence took a pair of wins over Merrimack last weekend, improving to 4-1-1 in its last six league contests. Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ont.) racked up five points (2g, 3a) in the sweep of Merrimack and finished plusfive on the weekend, while Kate Friesen (Altona, Man.) had a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-1 victory before adding another helper in Saturday's 5-0 shutout, Providence's first of the season ... Boston College went 1-0-1 against league foe UConn, including the second time the Huskies earned a draw against the Eagles. Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.) had a four-point (2g, 2a) weekend while Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont.) turned in a four-point (3g, 1a) performance of her own, including her third multi-goal game of the season. She now leads Women's Hockey East with 10 goals and 10 assists in league play. The Huskies' Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) registered two points (1g, 1a) in the 3-3 tie against #2 BC Saturday and leads the team in goals (8) and points (14) ... Northeastern and Maine traded shutouts in a weekend series at Matthews Arena in Boston. On Saturday, the Huskies rookie netminder Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) pitched a 39-save shutout against the Black Bears, marking the most saves in a shutout for a Husky netminder since 2010. The next day, Maine's second-year backstop Carly Jackson (Amherst, N.S.) turned in a blank sheet of her own, her first of the year and second of her career, with a 28-save shutout in a 2-0 win ... New Hampshire skated to a pair of 1-1 stalemates with RPI on the weekend. The Wildcats' freshman goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) made 65 saves across the two outings.