WORCESTER, Mass. – Five different Crusaders combined to score five goals, while two marked record breaking performances, to lead the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team to a 5-2 victory over ECAC East opponent New England College at the Hart Center Saturday afternoon. With the win, Holy Cross improves to 11-6-0 (8-2-0 ECAC East), while New England falls to 8-4-3 (7-2-1 ECAC East).
A quick pass from senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) set up freshman Emily Sullivan (Arlington, Mass.) for the first score of the game at the 3:37 mark in the first period. With the assist, Kratchmer broke the Holy Cross career assist record with her 64th career assist. Junior Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) notched her 13th goal of the season when she put the Crusaders up by two goals in the 17th minute of the opening period.
Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) broke the Holy Cross career goal record with her 67th career goal at the 14:11 mark in the second period make it a 3-0 game. Junior goaltender Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) turned away seven New England shots to end the period in a shutout.
The third period started with a Holy Cross goal by sophomore Alex Campione (Townsend, Mass.) at the 1:54 mark when Campione recovered her rebounding shot off of New England goalie Kristen Conners. The Pilgrims snapped the shutout at the 7:51 mark when Kate Keller hooked up with Rachel White for her sixth goal of the season. Holy Cross freshman Tory Bratton (West Deptford, N.J.) scored her first career goal in the 15th minute of the third period to give the Crusaders a 5-1 lead. New England closed out the game with a goal at the 18:26 mark to make the final score 5-2.
Dominick-Sobol earned her fifth win of the season in net for the Crusaders, stopping 19 New England shots and allowing two goals. Teraysa White and Conners combined for time in net, with White suffering her fourth loss of the season. Together the duo allowed five goals and recorded 22 saves. Holy Cross went 1-6 on the power play, while New England was 0-5. The Crusaders outshot the Pilgrims 27-21.
Holy Cross continues action at the Hart Center on Sunday, Jan. 23 when it hosts Castleton State at 2:00 p.m.