Jan. 12, 2008
Worcester, Mass. - Senior Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.), senior Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.), sophomore Katelyn Doherty (Toronto, Ontario), sophomore Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario), and sophomore Kathryn Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) all contributed with a goal apiece to give the Crusaders their 5-3 victory over Castleton in tonight's conference game. This win improves Holy Cross to 7-3-1 overall (5-1-0 ECAC), while Castleton falls to 3-5-3 (2-3-3 ECAC).
The first period saw two goals made from each team. The first goal, made by Murphy assisted by senior Allie DeAngelis (Framingham, Mass.) and senior Parny Ormiston (Duxbury, Mass.), was made 3:21 into the period giving the Crusaders a 1-0 lead. With 6 seconds left in the first period, Page O'Neill of Castleton would score to tie the score up. Holy Cross had 17 attempts at goal while Wesleyan had eight.
Only one goal would be scored in the second period. Kelley received an assist from freshman Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) for the goal giving Holy Cross the 2-1 lead at 1:53 into the period. Holy Cross would have another 17 shots on goal while Castleton would take eight.
The third period was led by the Crusaders coming out with two back to back goals made shorthanded. With Castleton down a payer due to penalties, Rush would score with an assist from junior Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) 34 second into the period. Wilson would score again shorthanded 5:22 into the period from an assist made by Rush. Castleton would answer back with two back to back goals themselves. Adrianna Riggio would put the puck in at 6:52 in power play and Page O'Neill would put the puck in at 9:40 making the score 5-3. With 46 seconds left on the clock Doherty would put the puck in for the Crusaders, unassisted, to finish out the game 5-3. Holy Cross had 16 shots on goal, Castleton, 7.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Lindsey Atkinson (Westbank, British Colombia) made 20 saves in the game to earn the win and improve to 3-0-0 on the season. Vanessa Carter stopped 45 shots for Castleton. The Crusaders out shot the Spartans 50-23.
The Crusaders return to action again January 13, when they host Plymouth at the Hart Center. The game is set to start at 2:00 p.m.