WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore goalie Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) earned her first shutout of the year as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team defeated St. Michael's 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Hart Center. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 17-3-1 overall (14-1-1 ECAC), while the Purple Knights fall to 3-18-1 (1-16-1 ECAC).
A shot from the blue line by senior Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario) led to the first Crusader goal of the game. Wilson's shot was recovered on the rebound by freshman Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) and after a fight for the puck in front of the net, sophomore Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) scored to give Holy Cross a 1-0 lead.
Wilson scored her first goal of the afternoon at the 2:46 mark of the second period with a slap shot from just inside the blue line. Junior Emily Henry (Lumsden,Saskatchewan) added Holy Cross' third goal of the game when she went top shelf for her first goal of the year.
The third period was scoreless as the Crusaders closed out the game with the 3-0 win. Dominick-Sobol earned her eighth win of the season and improves to 8-2-0, while St. Michael's goalie Erin Stevens suffered her seventh loss and falls to 1-7-0. Dominick-Sobol recorded 18 saves on 18 St. Michael's shots, while Stevens made 28 saves on 31 Holy Cross shots. The Crusaders went 2-6 on the power play and the Purple Knights were 0-5.
Holy Cross will host its last regular season game at the Hart Center when it welcomes Norwich on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross' last meeting against Norwich, on Dec. 4, ended in a 2-2 overtime tie.