2012-13 Boston College Women's Hockey: Harvard Game Thread @ NCAA Tournament (1:00 PM)

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The No. 4 women’s hockey team (26-6-3, 17-2-2 WHEA) will try to punch its ticket to a third consecutive Frozen Four appearance on Saturday in NCAA Quarterfinal action against No. 5 Harvard (24-6-3, 17-3-2 ECAC). The Eagles boast a 6-0-1 record versus ECAC opponents this season.

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No. 5 Harvard Crimson (24-6-3, 17-3-2 ECAC) vs. No. 4 Boston College Eagles (26-6-3, 17-2-2 WHEA)

What: NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
Time: 1:00 PM
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Place: Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 7,884

TV: Live Video Feed (free)
Gametracker: Link
Twitter: @BC_WHockey

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Series: BC and Harvard have previously met 22 times. Harvard leads the all-time series 14-8-0.
Last Meeting: Boston College 2, Harvard 1 (February 5, 2013)
First meeting between the two programs in the NCAA Tournament.

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 2, Harvard 1 (February 5, 2013)
W - Boston College 4, Harvard 2 (February 7, 2012)
W - Boston College 2, Harvard 1 (February 15, 2011)
W - Boston College 6, Harvard 2 (December 5, 2010)
L - Harvard 5, Boston College 0 (February 2, 2010)

BC's Last Five NCAA Tournament Games:

L - Wisconsin 6, Boston College 2 (March 16, 2012)
W - Boston College 6, St. Lawrence 3 (March 10, 2012)
L - Wisconsin 3, Boston College 2 (March 18, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 (March 12, 2011)
L - Minnesota 4, Boston College 3 (March 14, 2009)

Trends: Boston College is 11-2-1 playing at home this season. This is the fifth tournament appearance for the Eagles - earning berths in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. BC holds a 3-4 overall record in NCAA tournament play but boast a 2-0 record when hosting a quarterfinal game. BC is 3-1 in the quarterfinals round. BC is 4-2-0 against Harvard under Coach King Crowley.

Harvard's Leading Scorers: Sr. Jillian Dempsey (24-21-45), Jr. Lyndsey Fry (16-20-36), Fr. Mary Parker (11-12-33), So. Samantha Reber (5-18-23)
Harvard's Leading Goaltender: Fr. Emerance Maschmeyer (12-5-2, 1.35 GAA, .938 SV%)

2013 NCAA Women's Hockey Bracket

(1) Minnesota (38-0-0) vs. North Dakota (26-11-1)
(4) Boston College (26-6-3) vs. Harvard (24-6-3)

(2) Cornell (27-5-1) vs. Mercyhurst (28-6-1)
(3) Boston University (26-5-3) vs. Clarkson (28-9-0)

Salzano's preview here:

Boston College wins, 2-1, OT. It'll be a relatively low-scoring contest; that much is certain. But despite BC's worst game of the year last week against Northeastern, the Eagles have the horses to take this game with Hockey East Player of the Year, Alex Carpenter, and a healthy freshman phenom Haley Skarupa. BC is really the better team on paper here and there will be no overlooking the Crimson, unlike what would have been possible with, say, Mercyhurst or Clarkson.

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

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