NCAA women's hockey: Victoria Bach had another great week to lead three stars
For the third time in the last four weeks, Boston University’s Victoria Bach shines as an NCAA women’s hockey star of the week. This time she again led everyone in scoring and goals scored.
1.) Victoria Bach, Boston University
The Milton, Ontario native led the nation with six goals, including a four-goal performance in a 5-2 win at Yale on Thursday. Bach then added two more markers, including a shorthanded strike, at Providence on Saturday in a 6-5 loss. Bach's seven points were tops in the NCAA, and no other player scored more than three goals this past weekend. On the season, the senior forward leads the nation with 23 goals, and is third in the nation with 40 points.
2.) Shea Tiley, Clarkson
The senior netminder backstopped Clarkson to three wins, helping the Knights extend their winning streak to six games. The Owen Sound, Ontario native made 19 saves in the 5-0 win at Syracuse for her NCAA-leading 8th shutout of the year. She followed that up by allowing just two goals in a weekend sweep on the road, making 18 saves in 5-1 victory at Union and 18 more in 4-1 win at RPI. On the season she is third in the nation with a 1.18 goals against-average at 1.18 and a .944 save percentage.
3.) Haley Mack, Bemidji State
Mack tied for the WCHA lead (and tied for fourth among all D1 skaters last week) by posting five points on three goals and two assists, helping Bemidji State to a nonconference road sweep of visiting RIT. The sophomore from East Grand Forks, Minn. began the weekend with her first career multi-goal game in Friday’s 5-2 victory, scoring twice – including the game-winner – while also notching an assist. She then added an assist and her league-leading second shorthanded goal of the season in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph. For the series, Mack scored an even-strength goal, a power-play goal and had the shorthanded marker, while tying for the WCHA lead with a plus-4 rating. She also led the league with 15 shots on net as the Beavers ran their winning streak to three-straight games.