Weekly Release: Northeastern Defeats #1 Wisconsin in Washington, D.C.
Merrimack Sweeps Princeton; Maine Earns Three Points Over Union
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Women's Hockey East Players of the Week Victoria Bach of Boston University and Aerin Frankel of Northeastern

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: #10 Providence climbed to first place in the league standings with a 3-0 win over New Hampshire on Wednesday. Madison Meyers (Colchester, Vt.) pitched a 26-save shutout for the Friars ... #2 Boston College earned just its second regular-season, non-Beanpot win at Harvard Wednesday night, earning an 8-1 victory on the back of Makenna Newkirk's (Scottsdale, Ariz.) three points (2g, 1a). Newkirk extended her point streak to 14 games with the showing, while rookie forward Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont.) dished out a pair of primary assists to increase her national lead in assists (22) and points (37) ... Boston University and Northeastern traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in a tournament against #1 Wisconsin and Minnesota State. In the tournament's opening day, the Terriers took a 5-2 victory from the Mavericks that saw Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) score her second hat trick in as many weeks as part of a four-point outing. In the next game, Northeastern took down the previously undefeated Badgers, 3-2, thanks in part to a career-high 39 saves from freshman backstop Aerin Frankel (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.). It marked just the second time in program history that the Huskies downed the nation's top-ranked team. In the second day, the Terriers fell to Wisconsin, but Bach scored twice in a 4-2 setback. Northeastern emerged with a 2-0-0 record, topping Minnesota State, 6-1 ... Merrimack earned a weekend sweep of Princeton, taking wins over the Tigers by scores of 1-0 and 4-1. Samantha Ridgewell (Outlook, Sask.) got the start in net for each game, stopping a total of 54 of 55 shots over the weekend ... Maine skated to a 1-0-1 weekend against Union on the road. Tereza Vanisova (Strankonice, Czech Republic) earned four points in the two games for the Black Bears, scoring twice in a 3-3 draw on Friday and assisting on both goals in a 2-1 triumph over the Dutchwomen the next day ... UConn hosted the annual Nutmeg Classic tournament, welcoming Penn State alongside in-state rivals Yale and Quinnipiac. In the tournament's opening day, the Huskies' Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) sent her club into the championship game with a shootout-winner. The next day, Snodgrass netted two goals in the title tilt against Quinnipiac. In the standings, UConn earned two ties in the tournament games ... Vermont took a 0-1-1 record out of a two-game stint at home against RIT and Minnesota Duluth at the Windjammer Classic. Amanda Drobot (Churchville, Pa) scored the Catamounts' only goal in the 1-1 stalemate with RIT on Friday.