No. 6 Women's Ice Hockey Faces No. 3 Clarkson In Deciding Game Three Of ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 – 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (18-15-2) (12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) vs.
Clarkson University Golden Knights (22-9-5) (15-5-2) 

Cheel Arena – Potsdam, N.Y.

ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals Game 3
The No.6-seeded Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (18-15-2) (12-8-2 ECAC Hockey) matches up against No. 3-seeded Clarkson (22-9-5) (15-5-2 ECAC Hockey) in the deciding Game 3 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. 

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Live stats, audio and video for Sunday's game can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com

Recap Of Saturday's Game 2
Clarkson staved off elimination with a 2-1 win over Quinnipiac on Saturday, Feb. 25. The Golden Knights notched the first goal of the game at the 11:55 mark into the first period, as junior forward Danielle Skirrow tallied her 17th goal of the season. Clarkson then added its second goal of the game 3:33 minutes into the second stanza on an unassisted score from sophomore forward Jamie Lee Rattray. Quinnipiac tightened the score to 2-1 on sophomore forward Erica Uden Johansson's (Sundsvall, Sweden) second goal of the playoffs at the 7:33 mark into the third period. Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made a game-high 21 saves in net for the Bobcats. 

Recap Of Friday's Game 1
The Bobcats came ready to play on Friday evening, catching the Golden Knights off-guard with three goals within the first seven minutes of the game. Freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) led the charge with two goals and an assist, while sophomore forwards Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) and Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) each potted one goal apiece. Uden Johansson (two assists) and Babstock (one assist) each provided the opportunity for Kosta on the game-winning goal, while junior defender Felica Vieweg (Port Orange, Fla.) and senior defender Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) were each credited with an assist on the game's first goal. Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) played a solid game net, making a game-high 25 saves, keeping the Golden Knights off the board through the first 54 minutes of action. 

Around The League
The three other Quarterfinals playoff series all finished with 2-0 sweeps on Saturday, as No. 1-seed Cornell began the afternoon with an easy defeat of Brown, 6-0. No. 2-seeded Harvard defeated No. 7-seeded Princeton in overtime to move on to the Semifinals, while No. 5-seeded St. Lawrence swept No. 4-Dartmouth following its 2-0 shutout victory. 

ECAC Hockey Playoff Schedule

No. 8 BROWN at No. 1 CORNELL (Cornell wins series, 2-0)
Friday: Cornel-4 Brown-2
Saturday: Cornell-6 Brown-0

No. 7 PRINCETON at No. 2 HARVARD (Harvard wins series, 2-0)
Friday: Harvard-5 Princeton-3
Saturday: Harvard-4 Princeton-3 (Overtime)

No. 6 QUINNIPIAC at No. 3 CLARKSON (Series tied, 1-1)
Friday: :Quinnipiac-4 Clarkson-1
Saturday: Clarkson-2 Quinnipiac-1

Sunday: 4 p.m. (if necessary)

No. 5 ST. LAWRENCE at No. 4 DARTMOUTH (St. Lawrence wins series, 2-0)
Friday: St. Lawrence-4 Dartmouth-3 (Overtime)
Saturday: St. Lawrence-2 Dartmouth-0

Contact: Ross Bennett, rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu