Women's Ice Hockey Set For Two ECAC East Road Games This Week

Nicole Giannino

Overall: 2-1-0 (1-1-0 ECAC East); Last Week: 1-1-0
Scoreboard: Salve Regina 3, Holy Cross 1, Worcester, Mass., 11/2
Holy Cross 1, Salve Regina 0, Middletown, R.I., 11/3
Schedule: Friday, Nov. 9 at UMass Boston, Boston, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Anselm, Manchester, N.H., 3:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team will return to the ice this week for two conference road games. The Crusaders will first visit UMass Boston on Friday, Nov. 9, for a 4:00 p.m. ECAC East contest. On Saturday, Nov. 10, HC will travel to Manchester, N.H. to take on St. Anselm in a rematch of last year's ECAC Open Championship.
  • Last season, the Crusaders defeated UMass-Boston twice by scores of 3-0 (11/11) in Worcester and 5-2 (2/4) on the road. Graduate Stacey Hochkins netted three goals in the series. Holy Cross holds and all-time record of 9-5-1 versus the Beacons. UMass Boston enters the game with a 1-1 record after opening the season with two ECAC East games. The team lost to Manhattanville 4-1 (11/2) and defeated Nichols, 6-1 (11/3). The Beacons are led by sophomore forward Kayla Kiernan who has two goals and one assist for three points thus far on the season. In net, freshman Casey Schaejbe started both games and has made 50 saves.
  • The Crusaders faced-off against St. Anselm three times last season, splitting the regular season series and falling to the Hawks in the ECAC East Open Champinship. HC skated to a 3-2 victory at the Hart Center (11/12) but fell 6-0 in Manchester (2/3). The Hawks hosted the ECAC Open tournament and downed the Crusaders 7-3 in the final (2/26). Holy Cross is now 3-13-1 versus  St. Anselm all-time. St. Anselm opened its season with a 4-0 victory over Sacred Heart on Oct. 27, followed by a 6-1 win over Nichols (11/2) and 2-2 tie versus Manhattanville (11/4) to amass a record of 2-0-1 on the young season. Junior Andi Foss has recorded one goal and four assists to lead the Hawks with five points. Junior Lindsey Brown has started two games making 29 saves and is 1-0-1 on the season.
  • The Crusaders split the season series with Salve Regina last weekend with each team earning a road win. The team sits at 2-1-0 on the season with seniors Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) and Rebecca O'Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) leading the team with two goals and three assists each. Sophomores Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) and Nicole Giannino (Bay Shore, N.Y.) have also added two goals each so far this season. Sophomore Francesca Panarelli (Shrewsbury, Mass.) is tied with English and O'Quinn for the team lead in assists with three.
  • Sophomore goaltender Krista Manzanares (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) has earned both the Crusaders' victories this season, including her first shut out of the season versus Salve Regina (11/3). She holds a .946 save percentage, having made 35 saves in 120 minutes of action.