November 23, 2009

Nicola Garat Named AT&T Crusader Of The Week

WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore forward Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) has been named the AT&T Crusader of the Week, for competition from November 16-22. Garat helped lead the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team to a pair of victories over Sacred Heart and St. Michael's last week.

During the 5-3 victory over Sacred Heart, Garat scored a pair of goals for the Crusaders. After Holy Cross fell behind 3-1 after the first period, she scored just 1:30 into the second period to make the score 3-2. After the Crusaders had taken the lead in the third period, Garat then netted the final goal of the night to secure the victory.

Garat also played well in the 2-0 win over St. Michael's, scoring the game-winning goal. She found the net with just one second remaining on the clock in the first period to give Holy Cross a 1-0 lead which it would never give up.

On the season, Garat now ranks second on the team in scoring with nine points on six goals and three assists. Over the course of her Holy Cross career, she has totaled 32 points on 15 goals and 17 assists

Holy Cross (6-0 overall, 5-0 ECAC East) returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 1, when it travels to Connecticut College for a 7:00 p.m. game.