Feb. 23, 2007
STORRS, Conn. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Connecticut, 4-2, in Atlantic Hockey action on Friday night at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 10-18-5 overall (9-13-5 AHA), while the Huskies improve to 14-17-2 overall (14-11-2 AHA). These two teams will meet each other again tomorrow night for Senior Night at the Hart Center in the final regular season game of the year.
The Crusaders scored the first goal of the game at the 15:51 mark of the first period while on the power play, when senior James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.) fired a shot from between the face off circles past UConn goalie Scott Tomes for his team-leading 16th goal of the season. For the period, each team had seven shots, while Holy Cross went 1-3 on the power play and UConn went 0-3.
The Huskies tied the game at 1-1 when Chris Ochoa scored a power goal at the 15:22 mark of the second period for his sixth goal of the season. The Crusaders had seven shots and went 0-2 on the man-advantage, while UConn had 12 shots and went 1-3.
UConn took a 2-1 lead at 4:31 into the third period when B.J. Crum blasted a slap shot into the net on the power play for his second goal of the year. A little less than two minutes later, the Huskies increased their lead to 3-1 when Jarrett Scarpaci scored his second goal of the season.
At the 12:16 mark, Holy Cross cut the deficit in half when junior Matt Werry (Regina, Saskatchewan) netted his fifth goal of the year. Freshman Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) sent a pass from behind the goal to Werry who was waiting right in front as he then buried the puck into the net. UConn regained its two goal lead at 16:43 when Matt Scherer scored his 20th goal of the year.
Holy Cross freshman goaltender Tyler Chestnut (Faribault, Minn.) made 30 saves, while Scott Tomes stopped 20 shots for UConn. The Huskies outshot the Crusaders by a 34-22 margin, while Holy Cross went 1-8 on the power play and UConn went 3-8.