Weekly Release: Bach Leads NCAA Scoring Again To Wrap First Half
Maine, Providence Earn Two League Points; BC, UNH Take Two Wins
Women's Hockey East Player of the Week Victoria Bach of Boston University

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The first half of the season wrapped last weekend as all Women's Hockey East teams are now off until at least December 29, while league play will resume January 2 ... Boston University's Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) once again led the NCAA with six goals and seven points last weekend. The national player of the month for November scored four times in a 5-2 win over Yale on Thursday and followed up with a two-goal, one-assist showing in a 6-5 setback at Providence on Saturday. Friars rookie forward Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) picked up the decisive tally in Providence's victory and added an assist. She now has five points (3g, 2a) in her last two outings and factored in on the game-winning strike in each of those two tilts ... Boston College claimed victory in two league contests with Merrimack to move to 9-0-3 in conference play and stay three points ahead of second-place Providence. Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.) had a goal and three assists for the Eagles with rookie phenom Daryl Watts (Toronto, Ont.) posted three points and one assist in the two games ... New Hampshire skated to a pair of victories on the weekend, topping UConn, 3-0, before knocking down Yale, 3-2, in overtime. Junior Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) picked up a 27-save shutout against UConn in her second start of the season, her first blank sheet since her freshman year. Devan Taylor (North Billerica, Mass.) enjoyed a three-point outing (1g, 2a) in Sunday's win over Yale, including setting up the game-winning goal in overtime ... Maine had a onegame trip to Vermont on Saturday, returning home with a 4-1 road win and extending its unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2). Brooke Stacey (Kahnawake, Que.) picked up one goal and two assists to help the Black Bears offense while Carly Jackson (Amherst, N.S.) allowed only one goal and made 28 saves.