January 13, 2007

Women's Hockey Victorious Over UMass Boston, 7-5

Jan. 13, 2007

Box Score

Boston, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team wrapped up a six game road trip with a 7-5 win over UMass Boston Saturday afternoon in Boston, Mass. Junior Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass) scored two, including the technical game winner in the Crusader victory. Holy Cross improves to 8-3-1 overall and 7-3-0 in the ECAC East. UMass drops to 6-7-1 overall and 3-5-0 in the ECAC East.

Sophomore Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) got the scoring started 2:33 into the game with assists from Rush and freshman Erica van DeGraff (Guelph, Ont. Canada), giving the Crusaders and early 1-0 edge. Couzin, Rush and van DeGraff would all be involved in the next goal as well. Rush would net the puck with help from Couzin and van DeGraff 7:53 into the first period. Freshman Kathryn O'Connor (Brookfield, Conn.) put in an unassisted short-handed goal 10:42 into the second stanza.

The Beacons would attempt to rally, scoring two quick goals to bring the score to 3-2, but Holy Cross would pad their lead with a goal from freshman Jackie Flint (Hingham, Mass.) with 8:00 left in the second period. UMass would get a goal from Sarah Cronin to bring the Beacons to within one of the Crusaders, but that is as close as they would get.

Freshman Wendy Nobrega (Barrington, R.I.) put in the fifth Crusader goal of the day 15:29 into the third period. UMass' Katie Reardon brought the score to 5-4 at 16:24 into the last period, but Rush would answer back 13 seconds later, scoring the technical game winner. Freshman Katelyn Doherty (Toronto, Ont. Canada) would score an unassisted goal with 22 seconds left in the contest to bring the final score to 7-5.

Sophomore Jennifer Van Dongen (Calgary, Alb. Canada) stopped 24 shots in her 60:00 in net for the Crusaders. Van Dongen has three wins on the season. Jessica Sams and Shannon Palmer split time for UMass. Sams had six stops for the Beacons while Palmer had 11. Palmer was credited with the loss and she drops to 2-1 on the season.

The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team returns to the Hart Center for a non-conference match-up against Trinity College on Tuesday, January 16. The game begins at 7:00pm.