Holy Cross Women's Ice Hockey Falls In Overtime, 3-2, To #8 Trinity

Rebecca O'Quinn

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team fell in overtime to No. 8 Trinity, 3-2, in a non-conference contest Tuesday night at the Hart Center. The Crusaders dip to 9-4-0 overall, while the Bantams improve to 9-1-2. Sophomore Rebecca O'Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) and junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) each scored for Holy Cross.

After a stalemate in the first period, Trinity broke the plane at 4:04 in the second as junior Payson Sword snuck the puck past the goalie on a feed from classmate Dominique Di Dia for her first goal of the season on a power play. Less than a minute later senior Kim Weiss and rookie Abby Ostrom paired up to put the Bantams up 2-0. The goal is the ninth of the season for Weiss. The Crusaders found the back of the net with 10:32 left in the stanza, as O'Quinn scored her first goal of the season on a break-away that found its way into the top left corner. Senior Emily Henry (Lumsden, Saskatchewan) was credited with the assist.

Hochkins netted the equalizer for Holy Cross with just under six minutes remaining in regulation on a pass from seniors Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) and Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario).

With just 41 seconds into the extra session, sophomore Britney Ryan sent a pass to senior Laura Komarek for the game-winning goal.

Holy Cross junior goalie Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) made 24 saves and falls to 4-3-0, while first-year Alexa Pujol moves to 5-0-2 after making 23 stops.  Both squads had three power play chances, with Trinity converting on two.

The Crusaders return to the ice Friday, Jan. 14 when they host No. 4 Norwich in ECAC East action.  Faceoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center.