WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored a hat trick, while sophomores Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) and Alex Campione (Townsend, Mass.) each netted a pair of goals to lead the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team to a 9-0 victory over Plymouth State Wednesday evening at the Hart Center. With the win, Holy Cross improves to 13-6-0 (10-2-0 ECAC East), while Plymouth State falls to 0-17-1 (0-12-1 ECAC East).
After going on a power play at the three minute mark of the first period, Kratchmer took advantage of the extra man to score the first goal of the game. Senior Emily Henry (Lumsden, Saskatchewan) and English hooked up to find Kratchmer at the top of the crease for the score. The Crusaders scored again when sophomore Meghan Reynolds (Marion, Mass.) recovered Campione's rebounding shot at the 14:18 mark to send Holy Cross to the locker room with a two goal lead.
The Crusaders scored six goals in the second period to take an 8-0 lead. Holy Cross' flurry of goals were paced by Kratchmer and English, each scoring two. Campione added her second goal of the night at the 5:36 mark in the third period to end the game in favor of Holy Cross, 9-0.
Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) assisted on four goals, giving her 34 points for the season and breaking the Holy Cross career points record with 131 career points.
Holy Cross senior goaltender Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) earned her sixth win of the season, improving to 6-3-0. Plymouth State's Nicole Provencher and Ali Ponte combined for time in net, with Provencher suffering her first loss of the season. Gallant turned away 16 Plymouth shots en route to her second shutout of the season. Provencher stopped 24 Holy Cross shots on goal, while Ponte stopped 17. Holy Cross outshot Plymouth State 50-16 and went 2-3 on the power play.
Holy Cross returns to the Hart Center on Saturday, Jan. 29 when it hosts Salve Regina in ECAC East action at 1:00 p.m.