#7 Women's Hockey Is Looking To Pull Off Second-Straight Upset

#7 Women's Hockey Is Looking To Pull Off Second-Straight Upset

BOSTON, Mass.—Seventh-seeded UMass Boston is looking to earn their second postseason win over #1 Norwich University in four seasons on Saturday, when the two teams meet in the New England Hockey Conference Semifinals. The two teams will play at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Norwich's Kreitzberg Arena. 

TICKET PRICES 

Admission is $6 dollars for general admission and $4 for youth and students. 

Fans who cannot make it to the game can follow the video and livestats at the two links below: 

V: https://www.nsnsports.net/colleges/norwich

LS: http://www.beaconsathletics.com/sports/w-hockey/2018-19/boxscores/20190223_fn6u.xml

THE MATCHUP 

#7 UMass Boston (10-14-2, 5-9-2 NEHC) at #1 (#5/8) Norwich University (19-5-2, 15-0-1 NEHC) 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS 

December 8 – at Norwich University, L 4-1 

February 8 – vs. Norwich University, L 4-1 

ALL-TIME SERIES 

First Meeting – December 1, 2007 (UMass Boston 9-0) 

Total Games Played – 22 

UMass Boston Wins – 4 

Norwich Wins – 18  

Ties – 0 

POSTSEASON MEETINGS 

Norwich leads 4-1 

March 6, 2010 – #2 Norwich University 8, #7 UMass Boston 0 (ECAC East Semifinals) 

March 1, 2014 - #1 Norwich University 2, #5 UMass Boston 1 (OT) (ECAC East Semifinals)  

March 7, 2015 - #1 Norwich University 6, #6 UMass Boston 1 (ECAC East Semifinals) 

March 5, 2016 - #3 UMass Boston 2, #1 Norwich University 0 (NEHC Finals) 

March 3, 2018 - #1 Norwich University 7, #2 UMass Boston 0 (NEHC Finals) 

HOW THEY STACK UP IN THE NEHC 

UMass Boston (Offense): 1.96 goals per (5thout of 9), 18.5 power play % (3rd), +7 special teams net (2nd)

Norwich (Defense): 1.42 goals against (1st), 89.4 penalty kill % (1st), 8.7 penalty minutes per (5th

Norwich (Offense): 4.31 goals per (1st), 22.3 power play % (1st), +17 special teams net (1st

UMass Boston (Defense): 1.88 goals against (2nd), 87.9 penalty kill % (2nd), 8.2 penalty minutes per (9th)  

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS 

UMass Boston – 1 (2016) 

Norwich - 8  (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 ECAC East, 2017, 2018 NEHC) 

KEY STATS 

  1. UMass Boston is the only conference team to beat Norwich in the postseason in the last nine seasons (2016 NEHC Finals). The Beacons are also the last Division III conference team to beat Norwich overall (2016 NEHC Finals). 
  2. Norwich has won both games between the two sides 4-1, and in both games they've raced out to 2-0 leads through 20 minutes. 
  3. UMass Boston might need to score the first goal on Saturday if they are going to pull off the upset. The Beacons are 10-1-2 when scoring first, but 0-13-0 when giving up the game's first goal. 
  4. Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.), Kaleigh Beauregard (Gaylord, Mich.) and Arielle Gallucci (Warren, N.J.) will all be playing in their program record 111thcareer games. Fellow senior Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) is set to become the 22nd player in program history to play in 100 or more career games.