Maschmeyer Picks Up Third ECAC Goaltender of the Week Honor

Maschmeyer set a career high with 51 saves against No. 6/7 Boston College on Saturday. (Elan Kawesch)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third time this season, Harvard women's hockey backstop Emerance Maschmeyer has earned the nod as the ECAC's Goaltender of the Week. The sophomore picked up the accolade after her career performance against crosstown rival No. 6/7 Boston College.

Maschmeyer turned aside a total of 51 Eagle shots on the afternoon, setting a new personal best and claiming third on the program's all-time single-game charts for most saves. The Bruderheim, Alberta, native excelled on the big stage, tallying a .981 save percentage and a .092 goals against average versus the nation's third-best scoring offense on Saturday. The Crimson and Eagles played in front of the third largest home crowd in in program history, as 1,729 fans packed the Bright-Landry Hockey Center to witness the 1-1 tie.

On the season, Maschmeyer has 294 saves to a mere 11 goals allowed, claiming the highest save percentage (.964) and third-best goals against average (1.08) in the land as a sophomore. She and the Crimson defense have combined to post the nation's best penalty kill, allowing just one power play goal in 62 chances this year. The Crimson will take a month-long hiatus until Harvard meets Northeastern in the Citi Frozen Fenway 2014 on Jan. 2.