Women’s Hockey: Terriers draw back into USCHO, USA Today Top-10’s

By: Patrick Donnelly

Coming off a huge weekend where they picked up their first two in-conference wins on the back of junior goaltender Corinne Schroeder, head coach Brian Durocher’s Boston University Terriers (3-1-1, 2-1-1 WHEA) have returned to the national rankings, coming in at tenth in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. The Terriers . received 17 total points/votes in both polls.

BU took down UConn by a 1-0 final to kick off the weekend on Friday as Schroeder pitched her third career shutout in a 38-save performance highlighted by 11 saves on the penalty kill for Durocher’s group.

The Terrier netminder followed up a dominant showing on Friday with another strong outing on Sunday afternoon, a 3-1 win over Maine, saving 27 of 28 shots, including all 16 attempts she faced in the third period. Schroeder’s performance on the weekend was enough for her to earn the distinction of Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for the sixth time in her career.

After a winless two-game set last week that saw the Terriers tie Merrimack before losing to New Hampshire, the Terriers fell outside of the top-10 rankings in both national polls for the first time since jumping up to eighth at the end of January last season.

Schroeder and the Terriers return to action this week with another road trip, visiting Penn State (3-2-3) for a 3:00 pm matinee on Friday before a 1:00 pm matchup on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

Author: Patrick Donnelly

Patrick is a sophomore studying journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. Patrick is both the Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey editor for WTBU Sports, writing, broadcasting, and overseeing articles about each team. He aims to cover the NHL and the Boston Bruins for a living and to become a hockey insider. From Lynn, Massachusetts, Patrick is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School (’18) and is a huge Boston sports fan, avid golfer, and hockey fanatic. His favorite teams and athletes include, the Bruins, the New England Patriots, Tiger Woods, and Miro Heiskanen. Co-host of the podcast, The Duck Boat Report, at WTBU Sports, writer for the Boston Hockey Blog, and writer for Black ‘N Gold Hockey. He writes columns on the PGA, Bruins, and NHL for WTBU Sports. Patrick is also a Francis Ouimet Scholar. Find his author page at WTBU Sports, follow him on Twitter @PatDonn12, and check out his portfolio (patrickdonnellyportfolio.wordpress.com).

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