Maine women face BC in Hockey East quarterfinal Friday night

Posted Feb. 28, 2013, at 6:47 p.m.

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — The University of Maine women’s hockey team hasn’t had much success against Boston College this season but will have one more chance at 7 p.m. Friday when they meet the Eagles in their Hockey East quarterfinal game at BC’s Conte Forum.

It is a one-game quarterfinal format.

Second seed Boston College, 25-5-3 overall and 17-2-2 in Hockey East, swept the three regular season games by a combined score of 23-5.

Seventh seed Maine, 5-23-4 and 2-16-3, never has faced BC in tournament play.

BC sophomore center Alex Carpenter, daughter of former National Hockey Leaguer Bobby Carpenter, set the conference scoring record with 48 points (23 goals & 25 assists) in league play. Carpenter, one of 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award given to the nation’s best women’s player, has 67 points (31 & 3 6) overall. Linemates Haley Skarupa (22 & 27 overall) and Melissa Bizzari (16 & 14) also have been prolific along with left wing Emily Field (14 & 28).

Maine has been led by senior center Brittany Dougherty (13 & 19), who reached the 100-point plateau for her career; sophomore left wing Jennifer More (6 & 9); freshman center Audra Richards (7 & 6); and senior goalie Brittany Ott (5-15-3, 3.70 goals-against average, .896 save percentage).

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