Jan. 22, 2005
Hamden, Conn. - Quinnipiac halted Holy Cross' four game win streak as the Crusaders were defeated, 4-2, Saturday afternoon, in an Atlantic Hockey game at the Northford Ice Pavilion.
The Crusaders were unable to hold onto their lead as the Bobcats responded with the first of two goals less a minute later when Dan LeFort tied the game 15:07. Quinnipiac would take the lead, 2-1, with 3:33 left in the game when Reid Cashmen scored his sixth marker of the season.
After a scoreless second period, the Bobcats increased their margin by two early in the third, when Matt Craig netted his third goal of the season just 49 seconds into the period.
Holy Cross started to rally midway through the third stanza, when freshman Chris Trovato (North Attleboro, Mass.) scored his first collegiate-goal at 11:15, bringing the Crusaders within one of tying the game.
The Crusaders put out and extra attacker, trying to even the score and send the game into the extra period, but Quinnipiac took advantage of the empty net, when Aaron Ludwig scored with 38 second remaining in the game to seal the victory, 4-2.
Junior netminder Tony Quesada (South Freeport, Maine) made 25 saves for the Crusaders, while Jamie Holden halted 38 shots on goal for the win.
The Crusaders, who are now 11-7-4 overall and 8-3-3 in Atlantic Hockey, host league rival Canisius, Friday-Saturday, Jan. 28-29 at the Hart Ice Rink with a start time of 7:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by the puck being dropped at 4 p.m. on Saturday.