Women’s Hockey faces off against Brown tonight

Women’s Hockey faces off against Brown tonight
by Justin Cohen
December 11, 2007

TONIGHT: FRIDAY 1/11/08. Brown @ Quinnipiac – 7pm
TV: None
RADIO: http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com. Eli Olken-Dann and Chris Lopresti have the call.

HAMDEN — Tonight might be the most pivotal night this season for the Bobcats. Coming in 11th in the ECAC and without a conference win (0-8-3), the Bobcats are still within striking distance of the coveted 8th seed (top 8 advance to the playoffs) in a wide open conference. In fact, a sweep this weekend could bring the team within 1 point of the 8th seed.

Add to that, the Bobcats are riding a 2 game winning streak, something they have not done all season, and a 3 game unbeaten streak. Quinnipiac has 3 home wins already, which ties them with last years team for home wins The Bobcats are led by freshman Brandice Moniz, who has shown great talent on the ice, leading the team with 11 points; Elyse Cole, who along with Moniz had 2 points last weekend and 11 points on the season; and Erica Bolognino who scored a goal and added an assist over the weekend.

Brown, on the other hand, is only 1 point better than the Bobcats. With a 1-7-2 conference record, the Bears are stuck in 10th place with 4 points. Brown’s only win this season was versus Union. Quinnipiac tied Union earlier on in the season.

Outside of their win versus Union, Brown has not won another game, but has played quality opponents including #8 Connecticut, #8/9 Dartmouth, #6/#7 Harvard, #5 St. Lawrence, and most recently #1 New Hampshire. They are coming off a 3-3 tie against Northeastern.

Brown’s player to watch for is starting goaltender Nicole Stock. Stock, a junior, can be credited with keeping her team in the game on multiple occasions, making at least 30 saves in 10 of her 15 starts, and at least 43 saves 3 times this season.

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