WORCESTER, Mass. - Tough defense by sophomore goalkeeper Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) with an extra man on the ice led the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Southern Maine Tuesday night at the Hart Center. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 3-0-0 (3-0-0 ECAC) while the Huskies fall to 0-3-0 (0-3-0 ECAC).
Holy Cross opened the scoring 4:41 into the game when junior forward Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) came out of a corner scramble with the puck and fired a backhand over the glove of Huskies goaltender Molly Passerini from the top of the crease.
The Crusaders increased their lead to 2-0 on the power play at the 4:46 mark of the second period when senior defender Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario) scored her second goal of the season with freshman forward Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) assisting. Southern Maine cut the lead in half with 5:37 left in the period when Katie Paradis took advantage of a power play to score her first goal of the season.
Holy Cross took the 3-1 advantage at the 10:46 mark in the third period when senior forward Kathryn O'Connor (Brookfield, Conn.) found the back of the net for the first time this season. Southern Maine pulled Passerini from the net and scored with the extra man on the ice at 18:27 to bring the game within one, but couldn't get any closer, ending the game in favor of the Crusaders, 3-2.
Dominick-Sobol made her second start in net for Holy Cross, allowing two goals and making 20 saves. Passerini allowed three goals and recorded 27 saves. Holy Cross was 1-3 on the power play opportunity, while Southern Maine went 1-4. The Crusaders outshot the Huskies 30-22.
Holy Cross is next in action Friday, Nov. 13 against ECAC preseason favorite Manhattanville in Rye, N.Y. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.