AMHERST, Mass. – The women's ice hockey team dropped a contest on the road against Amherst at Orr Rink today, 3-1. The Crusaders slip to 6-4-0 while the Lord Jeff's improve to 5-2-2. Amherst is now 9-4 all-time against Holy Cross, having won each of the last four meetings.
Amherst scored the first goal of the game. Sophomore Caroline Boomstein posted the goal with 6:39 left in the first period. The assists were credited to Madeline Tank and Melissa Marten.
Holy Cross tied the game at 1-1 in the second period as Junior Rachel Miller (Jackson, Mich.) scored with 5:37 showing on the clock. It was Miller's fourth goal of the season. Junior Nicole Giannino (Bay Shore, N.Y.) earned the assist and it is her sixth thus far this season.
Holy Cross did as much as they could to get back in the game, but it wasn't enough as Amherst scored the final two goals of the game in the third period.
Junior Alexandra Stevenson (Norwood, N.Y.) made 21 saves between the pipes but suffered the lost and holds a record of 4-2-0. Stevenson had 10 saves in the second period. Amherst goalie Kerri Stuart earned the win as she stands at 5-2-1.
The Lord Jeffs finished with a 24-19 shot advantage, while converting one of their two power play opportunities. Holy Cross held a 10-8 shot advantage in the second period. Two penalties were assessed in the game all going towards the Crusaders.
Holy Cross travels to Rutland, Vt. next weekend to take part in the Rutland Herald Invitational. They will play against Salve Regina on Jan. 10 at 7:00 p.m.