Women's Ice Hockey Set To Head North This Weekend
Overall: 12-5-5 (6-4-5 ECAC East); Last Week: 0-1-0
Schedule: Friday, Feb. 15 at Castleton State, Rutland, Vt., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 at New England College, Henniker, N.H., 1:00 p.m.
Scoreboard: Friday, Feb. 8 at Nichols, Postponed to Feb. 20 at 8:10 p.m.
Manhattanville 3, Holy Cross 2, Stamford, Conn., 2/10
- The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team will return to the ice on Friday, Feb. 15, at Castleton State at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, at New England College at 1:00 p.m. Holy Cross is coming off a loss to Manhattanville on Sunday (2/10) after its game versus Nichols, scheduled for Friday (2/8), was postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8:10 p.m. due to inclement weather.
- The matchup with Castleton State marks the third time this season the Crusaders and Spartans will square off, most of any opponent on this year's schedule. Holy Cross defeated Castleton State in the final of the Rutland Herald Invitational (1/12), 4-3, and skated to a 2-2 tie at the Hart Center in Worcester less than one week later (1/18). The Spartans currently hold a record of 9-9-4 (6-5-4 ECAC East) and will travel to Plymouth State today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, for a 6:00 p.m. contest. The team is led statistically by freshman Nicoline Jensen who has amassed 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points this season. Sophomore Paula Stephens holds a .930 save percentage and 1.93 goal-against average in 19 appearances between the pipes.
- New England College is currently 7-9-6 overall and 4-7-4 in ECAC East action. The team will take on Southern Maine tonight on the road before hosting the Crusaders. Holy Cross defeated the Pilgrims, 2-1, earlier this season on Jan. 19 at the Hart Center. New England is led by sophomore Madyson Moore who has 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points. Sophomore Lauren Hopps holds a .917 save percentage and 2.12 goal-against average in 18 appearances this season.
- The Crusaders will look to rebound from their first loss of 2013. Prior to facing Manhattanville on Sunday, the last Holy Cross defeat came on Dec. 7, 2012 at Bowdoin. HC began 2013 with a record of 5-0-4.
- Senior Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) and sophomore Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) lead the team with 19 points. English has five goals and a team-high 14 assists while Fleming has a team-high eight goals and 11 assists.
- The Crusaders scored six power play goals at home this season. Every time the Holy Cross women's hockey team scored a power play goal in the Hart Center money pledged also went to PINK Revolution, an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer. Its mission is to support early detection and prevention strategies, fund clinical research advancements and promote survivorship programs in Central Mass. through its affiliation with the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center. For more information and to donate, go here: http://www.powerplaypointsforpink.com/