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Maschmeyer, Dempsey Capture ECAC Weekly Awards After Topping Colgate, No. 2 Cornell

Emerance Maschmeyer has been one of the top goalies in the nation in 2012-13 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

ECAC Release

 Emerance Maschmeyer and Jillian Dempsey of the Harvard women's ice hockey team swept the ECAC's weekly awards, the league announced today. The tandem led the Crimson to two wins last weekend, including a 4-1 victory against Colgate and a 3-1 upset of No. 2 Cornell Saturday, to keep Harvard unbeaten and untied in ECAC play. 

Maschmeyer took home this week's ECAC Goaltender of the Week and Rookie of the Week awards for her play against Cornell Nov 24. She shut down the Big Red's powerful offense with 21 saves, a new career high, to win her third game in as many starts this season. Maschmeyer now leads the NCAA in goals against average at 0.67 and is tied for first in save percentage (.961). She is one of three remaining goalies in the country with an undefeated, untied record.

Maschmeyer's two awards are the firsts of her young career.

Dempsey continued her consistent play with four points in two games to claim the ECAC Player of the Week award. The senior co-captain had two assists to help lead the Crimson past Colgate, 4-1, on Friday, before being named the first star versus Cornell for her contributions of a goal and an assist. Dempsey, who moved her career high points streak to 21, scored in the first period to give Harvard a 1-0 lead on Saturday and fed Kalley Armstrong on a breakaway for the game-winner in the third period. It was the first time in the last eight games that the Crimson has taken down Cornell.

This is the Winthrop, Mass., native's eighth career ECAC award, including five player of the week distinctions. She was also voted the ECAC Rookie of the Week twice as a freshman and was named ECAC Player of the Month last February. This is her second award this season, as she claimed the Oct. 30 honor after a five-point effort at Princeton Oct. 27.

 Harvard is at No. 9 Northeastern at 7 p.m. tonight.