Crusaders Ready For Home Opener Tonight

Overall: 2-0-0 (1-0-0 ECAC); Last Week: 1-0-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 5, Sacred Heart 0, Bridgeport, Conn., 11/3
Schedule: Tuesday, Nov. 9 vs. Sacred Heart, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12 at UMass-Boston, Boston, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13 at St. Anselm, Manchester, N.H., 3:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (2-0-0 overall, 1-0-0 ECAC) hosts Sacred Heart (0-7-0) in its home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 9 before traveling for ECAC games at UMass-Boston (1-1-0, 1-1-0) on Friday, Nov. 12 and St. Anselm (2-1-0, 1-1-0) on Saturday, Nov. 13.
  • Senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) recorded her second career hat trick in Holy Cross' 5-0 victory over Sacred Heart on Nov. 3. The Crusaders are now 9-11-1 all-time against the Pioneers, having won the last four meetings. Sacred Heart is still looking for its first win of the season as it fell at Brown, 5-1, in its last outing on Nov. 6.
  • The Beacons opened the 2010-2011 season on the road, falling 5-1 at Manhattanville and then rebounding with a 2-1 win over Nichols. Holy Cross is 7-5-1 all-time against the Beacons, as they opened the 2009-2010 season with a 6-2 victory over UMass-Boston. Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) led the Crusaders with four goals, the second time in her career that she opened the season with a hat trick.
  • St. Anselm opened the season with wins over Sacred Heart and Nichols before falling to Manhattanville on Nov. 6. The Hawks will play Salve Regina on Friday, Nov. 12 before hosting the Crusaders.
  • Last season Holy Cross suffered a 5-3 loss on the road against the Hawks before rebounding for a 4-2 and 3-1 win over St. Anselm at the Hart Center. Holy Cross' victory over the Hawks on Jan. 30, 2010 marked the first victory in school history as the Crusaders hold a 2-11-1all-time record against St. Anselm.
  • In this week's Division III Women's Poll, four of Holy Cross' scheduled opponents received national rankings. Holy Cross is scheduled to play No. 4 Norwich, No. 9 Manhattanville, No. 10 Trinity and No. 7 Middlebury this season.
  • Norwich's Sophie Leclerc leads the league with 11 points in four games this season, while Kratchmer is tied for fourth in the league with five points in two games. Leclerc also leads the league in goals (6) and assists (5). Kratchmer ranks fourth in goals (3), while Hochkins is tied for fourth in the league with three assists.
  • Holy Cross goalies lead the league in goals against average, save percentage and win percentage. Junior Carly Dominick-Sobol's (Syracuse, N.Y.) 0.00 goals against average and 1.000 save percentage is a league-best, while she and senior Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) are tied with a league-best 1.000 win percentage.