Eagles looking for two in a row at UConn

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 19 Boston College Eagles (6-7, 2-2) will seek their second straight victory this Sunday at 1:00 a.m., taking on the No. 13 UConn Huskies (8-4, 3-1) in a road battle. After picking up a win over Northeastern, the Eagles will look to get back to .500 this season with four regular season games remaining.

The Eagles snapped a three-game skid with a 6-2 win over Northeastern on Wednesday night.
Six of the Eagles’ seven losses have come against top-20 opponents, and BC has two top-20 wins (Virginia, Duke).

Peyton Hale leads the team in goals (7), points (17) and shots on goal (19).

Sarah Johnson leads the team in assists with four. 12 different Eagles have at least one point.
Point leaders: Peyton Hale (17) , Sarah Johnson/Victoria Arra (8), margo carlin/Martina Giacchino/Mia Garber (seven)
BC set a new season high against Northeastern with six goals. BC has scored 3+ goals five times this year (3-2).
First year guard Carine Van Wiechen (3-5), started the last two games and has 36 saves and one shutout.
junior goalkeeper Emily Gillespie (3-2) started five games, with 8 goals against, 14 saves and a shutout.
The head coach Kelly Doton is in his eighth season as head coach of the Eagles.

The Huskies (8-4, 3-1) enter Sunday ranked 13th, down one spot from last week.
The Huskies went 2-2 over their last four, falling to No. 1 UNC and No. 9 Princeton.
UConn has four wins in the top 25, over Harvard, Delaware, Old Dominion and William & Mary.

McKenna Sergi leads UConn in goals (5) and points (12). Sol Simone leads the team with 6 assists.

Paul Caddy is in his 3rd season as head coach of the Huskies.

Boston College and UConn have played 39 times since 1987. The Huskies have the all-time advantage, 25-13-1.
The Eagles won the last game 2-1 of 2021, ending a five-game losing streak against UConn.
Boston College’s last three wins over UConn have been decided by a single goal.

Boston College is averaging 15.1 shots/game, limiting its opponents to 11.7 shots/game.
The Eagles finished with 20 shots against No. 1 UNC, the most allowed by a UNC opponent this season, and it was the first time UNC had been beaten this season.
The Eagles are 6-0 in games where they limit opponents to 2 goals or less.