WORCESTER, Mass. – Manhattanville scored a power play goal with less than two minutes remaining in the third period to earn a 2-1 win over the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team Friday night at the Hart Center. With the loss, Holy Cross falls to 4-2-0 overall and suffers its first ECAC East defeat (3-1-0), while Manhattanville remains undefeated in the league with a 4-0-0 ECAC East record (5-1-0 overall).
Just under four minutes in to the game, junior forward Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) scored to give the Crusaders a 1-0 lead. Garat stole the puck at center ice and beat Manhattanville goalie Emy Cote with a slap shot from just past the blue line to net her fourth goal of the season.
The Valiants tied the game at the 8:53 mark in the second period when they swarmed the goal on a power play. Mary Rose Morrision found the back of the net off assists by Shannon Coffey and Hannah Muskego. Holy Cross was unable to get back the goal, ending the second period tied at 2-2.
With the game tied 1-1 and time winding down, Holy Cross' eighth penalty of the game created a man advantage for the Valiants resulting in the game winning goal by Shannon Coffey. All three goals of the game were scored on the power play. The Crusaders went to the box eight times, while the Valiants only went four.
Junior goaltender Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) suffered her second loss of the season, falling to 2-2-0. Cote earned her fourth win, improving to 4-0-0. Dominick-Sobol allowed two goals, while recording 27 saves. Cote allowed just one goal and stopped 17 shots. The Valiants outshot the Crusaders 29-18.
Holy Cross continues its home stand with a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Hart Center against ECAC East opponent Nichols.