Women’s Hockey hits the road to face UW-River Falls

NCHA Women's Standings

MEQUON, Wis. - As the 2011-12 regular season winds down, the Concordia University Wisconsin women's hockey team will travel north to face University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Friday for the first game of a two-game weekend series inside Hunt Arena.

Friday's game will begin at 7 p.m., before the two teams meet again at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Live video/audio streams, as well as live stats, will be provided for both games.

In terms of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association standings, CUW is currently on the outside looking in at a spot in the O'Brien Cup Playoffs.

The Falcons (7-9-2, 5-7-1 NCHA) head into the weekend sitting in ninth place with 11 points, but are only one point away from being in a two-way tie with St. Norbert College for the eighth and final spot in the conference tournament.

CUW went 0-1-1 in two games at home against UW-Eau Claire last weekend, despite outshooting the Blugolds in both matchups.

Seniors Hilary Christiansen (Eagan, Minn.) and Alyssa Isaackson (Marshall, Minn.) each contributed a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-2 tie against Eau Claire, with Christiansen becoming the program's all-time leader in career assists.

River Falls currently sits atop the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association standings with a 15-3-2 record overall (13-2-1 NCHA), and will be looking to lock up the conference's top seed for the O'Brien Cup Playoffs.

The Falcons swept a weekend series against Marian University last weekend, outscoring the Sabres 12-5 between the two games.

River Falls is led by sophomore forward Katie Batters, who has scored a team-high 14 goals to go with eight assists so far this season.