Jan. 19, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to No. 14 Quinnipiac, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 7-9-6 overall, while the Bobcats improve to 14-5-3 overall and extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1), which is the longest current streak in the nation.
Holy Cross jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 4:38 into the first period when senior defenseman Brent Franklin (Grosse Point Farms, Mich.) scored a shorthanded goal when he knocked the puck into the left side of the net for his second goal of the season. At the 12:00 mark, Quinnipiac tied the game at 1-1 when David Marshall netted his ninth goal of the year. Eric Lampe sent a crossing pass to Marshall who then shot the puck into the right side of the goal. For the period, the Bobcats outshot the Crusaders by an 8-6 margin, while each team went 0-1 on the man-advantage.
Holy Cross sophomore forward Peter Lorinser (Marquette, Mich.) gave the Crusaders a 2-1 lead at the 9:00 mark of the second period with his third goal of the season. Lorinser skated down the ice with the puck and then blasted a shot into the upper right corner of the net. At the 13:35 mark, Quinnipiac tied the game at 2-2 when Jamie Bates scored a power play goal for his fourth goal of the season. With 33 seconds remaining in the period the Bobcats made it a 3-2 game with a goal by Dan Travis. The goal was his eighth of the year. Quinnipiac outshot Holy Cross, 16-6, while the Crusaders went 0-3 on the power play and the Bobcats went 1-3.
At the 16:21 mark of the third period, Quinnipiac's Isak Tranvik made it a 4-2 game with his first collegiate goal, while Brandon Wong added an empty net goal with 11 seconds remaining for the 5-2 final score. The goal was Wong's seventh of the season.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 28 saves, while Bud Fisher stopped 18 shots for Quinnipiac. The Bobcats outshot the Crusaders by a 33-20 margin, while Holy Cross went 0-6 on the power play and Quinnipiac went 1-5.
The Crusaders return to action on Friday, January 25, when they travel to Milford, Conn., to play Atlantic Hockey opponent Sacred Heart at the Milford Ice Pavilion at 7:05 p.m. The two teams will then play at the Hart Center on Saturday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.