Women's Weekend Preview: October 4-6

Women's Weekend Preview: October 4-6

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ALBANY, N.Y. - The ECAC Hockey women’s season is approaching weekend number two, and a new team will get its season kicked off on Friday, as Quinnipiac travels to Providence for its first regular-season contest. Clarkson, Colgate, RPI, St. Lawrence, and Union will all be in action as well.

The Saints got the weekend off to a hot start last night, picking up their first win of the season against New Hampshire behind a hat trick from freshman Anna Segedi. Caitlin Whitehead (Fr.) looked strong in net while picking up her first collegiate win, sending aside 23 of the 24 shots she faced. St. Lawrence will look to complete the sweep of UNH today at noon.

Quinnipiac drops the puck on its regular-season when it travels to Providence Friday night for game one of a home-and-home series. The team looked strong in its exhibition game against Ryerson last weekend, scoring five goals en route to a 5-1 win. It was a balanced offensive performance, as 10 different players registered a point in the game.

Clarkson was one of just six teams to start the season 2-0 last weekend, sweeping Syracuse to open the 2019-20 campaign. They’ll look to remain unbeaten this weekend, but will face a tough test in No. 10 Minnesota Duluth. Defending USCHO Player of the Year Elizabeth Giguere (Jr.) sits just two points shy of 150 for her career going into the games this weekend.

Colgate will be back in the Class of 1965 Arena this weekend when it hosts Mercyhurst for a two-game set. Although the Lakers hold the all-time series lead, the Raiders have dominated the series of late, going 5-1-1 since 2015.

Ena Nystrøm did her best Lovisa Selander impression last Saturday, making 46 saves in her first collegiate start against Minnesota State. The Engineers will be on the road for the first time this season when they travel to Andover, Mass. for a pair of games against Mercyhurst.

Union will have a tough pair of games this weekend, as the Dutchwomen host a pair of top-10 teams at Messa Rink. No. 4 Northeastern comes in on Friday evening, before a Sunday afternoon tilt against No. 8 Boston University.

ECAC Hockey has three teams featured in the national polls, and two others receiving votes:

  • No. 3/3 Clarkson
  • No. 5/5 Cornell
  • No. 6/6 Princeton
  • RV Harvard
  • RV Colgate

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