December 4, 2010

Women's Ice Hockey Hosts Yale Today At 4 PM

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac women's ice hockey (12-6-1, 5-5-0 ECAC Hockey) hosts conference opponent Yale (4-7-2, 3-3-1 ECAC Hockey) on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Bobcats' final contest of the month. Quinnipiac looks to defeat the Bulldogs for the second time in a week's span, as it last beat Yale on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2-1, in the championship game of the Nutmeg Classic Tournament.

Quinnipiac won its third straight game yesterday afternoon in a 4-0 victory over Brown, as four different skaters scored for the Bobcats. Freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) broke the single-season record for most goals in a season when she notched her 16th tally in the second period of play. Junior defender Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.), senior forward Kelley Davies (Chesapeake, Va.) and junior forward Chelsea Illchuk (Lockport, Manitoba) each scored for Quinnipiac.

Sophomore goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 17 saves on the evening and earned her league-high fifth shutout of the season. Vigilanti is now tied with Minnesota netminder Noora Raty for the most shutouts in NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey.

The three consecutive wins marks the longest winning streak for Quinnipiac since it opened the season with five-straight wins.

Yale comes to Hamden after defeating Princeton last night, 2-1, at Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton, N.J. Freshman forward Jackie Raines and sophomore forward Alyssa Zupon each scored in the first period, as Yale skated to its third ECAC Hockey victory of the season. Raines and Zupon rank second and third, respectively, on the team in points, while senior forward Bray Ketchum (four goals, six assists) lead the squad with 10 points on the season. Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris evened her season record to 2-2-0, as she made 26 saves on the evening.

While the Bulldogs lead the all-time series, 5-12-2, Quinnipiac has won the last three meetings.

Live video coverage for today's contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be available FREE OF CHARGE, whereas live statistics and audio can be accessed at puck-drop at 4 p.m. Please visit the team athletics website at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com to access all live coverage.