Crusaders On The Road For ECAC East Action

Rebecca O'Quinn

10-1-2 (7-1-0 ECAC)
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 6, Salve Regina 2, Worcester, Mass., 1/14
Friday, Jan. 20 at Castleton State, Rutland, Vt., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21 at New England College, Henniker, N.H., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (10-1-2 overall, 7-1-0 ECAC) will face off against the Castleton State Spartans (6-7-0 overall, 5-3-0 ECAC) on Friday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spartan Arena in Rutland, Vt. The Crusaders are fresh off of a dominating 6-2 win over conference opponent Salve Regina, where freshman forward Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) led the charge with her first career hat trick. Before Holy Cross, Castleton State will be taking on Williams at home on Jan. 17. The Spartans look to bounce back from a two-game skid after losses to Potsdam (Jan. 10) and New England College (Jan. 14).
  • Holy Cross remains in second place in the ECAC East with a 7-1-0 conference record and 14 points in the league standings. They hold a three point lead over third place Manhattan (11), but trail first place Norwich by five (19).
  • Castleton State (Jan. 20) and New England College (Jan. 21) will be the last opponents the Crusaders play on the road in January. Holy Cross will close out the month with a three-game home stand versus Plymouth State (Jan. 27), Southern Maine (Jan. 28), and Colby (Jan. 31). The five teams all have sub .500 records, averaging a winning percentage of .346.
  • Holy Cross is outscoring all opponents 57-22, with senior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich) leading the team with 14 goals. Senior Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) is second with nine goals and junior Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) is currently third with seven. Fleming has rocketed into fourth on the team with six goals after her hat trick against Salve Regina.
  • The Crusaders' strong goaltending is split evenly by freshman Alexandra Stevenson (Norwood, N.Y.), freshman Krista Manzanares (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) and senior Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.). All three have a save percentage of at least .915, facing over 75 shots each.