January 13, 2006

Holy Cross Drops Decision to Sacred Heart, 7-1

Jan. 13, 2006

Milford, Conn.- Sophomore Katelin McLaughlin (Hingham, MA) had a hat trick and two assists and freshman Gina Arnone (Bridgewater, NJ) added two goals and two assists as the Pioneers beat Holy Cross 7-1 in women's hockey Friday night at the Milford Ice Pavilion. The Pioneers have now won three straight games while the Crusaders dropped their third straight decision.

Arnone got the Pioneers started at the 4:09 mark of the second period. Arnone and McLaughlin moved out on a 2 on 1 break. McLaughlin fed Arnone the puck and she flipped the shot in the top right corner of the net for her 14th goal of the season.

McLaughlin scored her first goal of the game one minute later, with the Pioneers on the power play. After taking the puck from Arnone, McLaughlin moved in and flipped a shot on net that was stopped by Holy Cross goaltender Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.). However, McLaughlin got her own rebound and popped it past McCullion for her eighth goal of the year. She'd get on the board again just 2:13 later when she poked a loose puck into the net following a scramble in front of the Crusader goal.

Senior Kate Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) got Holy Cross on the board with 2:06 left in the second when she made a nice move to her backhand to slide a shot past Pioneer goaltender Stephanie Boulay (Anchorage, AK). It was the only offensive highlight of the night for the Crusaders, who were out shot 38-15 for the game.

Arnone scored her second goal of the game 1:42 into the third period when she took a Holy Cross turnover in and put a shot into the back of the net for her team leading 15th goal of the season.

McLaughlin completed the hat trick with 16:22 to go in the game. With the Pioneers shorthanded, she picked up a loose puck at the blue line, wrapped it around the goal and stuffed it into the back of the net to become the third Pioneer in the last two games to score three goals in one game.

Freshman Allie Gillman (Montreal, QC) put the Pioneers up 6-1 with her second goal of the year with 3:22 left. Freshman Maria Lascala (Chestnut Ridge, NY) completed the scoring for the Pioneers when she notched her first career goal with 2:07 left in the game.

Sacred Heart finished the game 2-7 on the power play while the Crusaders were just 1-8. Boulay made 14 saves in net to secure the victory.

Holy Cross will return to action tomorrow night when they host Rhode Island at 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center. It will be the third straight non-conference opponent for the Crusaders.