BOSTON, Mass. – Despite outshooting the Beacons 35-30, the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team couldn't overcome UMass-Boston's four goals in the second period, falling 4-3 in Boston Saturday afternoon. With the loss, Holy Cross falls to 14-8-0 (11-4-0 ECAC East), while UMass-Boston improves to 10-9-0 (7-7-0 ECAC East).
Holy Cross senior forward Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) gave the Crusaders an early lead when she netted the only goal of the first period at the 11:21 mark. The Beacons tied the game just 42 seconds in the second period when Alli Greenberg found the back of the net. UMass-Boston took the lead at the 6:37 mark and then went ahead by two goals less than two minutes later. After three unanswered goals, junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) scored on a power play to bring the score with in one goal. The Beacons' Hannah Davis netted her first career goal, and eventual game winner, at the 16:58 mark to end the period in favor of UMass-Boston, 4-2.
Senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored on a power play at the 15:47 mark in the third period to bring the Holy Cross within one, but the Crusaders couldn't get any closer, falling by final score of 4-3.
Junior goaltender Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) suffered the loss in net, falling to 6-4-0. UMass-Boston's Leah Hallett earned her eight win of the season, improving to 8-7-0. Dominick-Sobol allowed four goals on 30 UMass-Boston shots, while making 26 saves. Hallett allowed three goals on 35 Holy Cross shots while recording 32 saves.
Holy Cross continues action on the road next weekend, traveling to Nichols on Friday, Feb. 11 and Manhattanville on Saturday, Feb. 12.