January 20, 2005

Crusaders Shutout MIT, 5-0

Jan. 20, 2005

Box Score 

Worcester, Mass. - Five different players scored for the Crusaders, as junior Sarah Wetherbee (Canton, Mass.) added three assists to help lead Holy Cross over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 5-0, Thursday night at the Hart Center.

Holy Cross opened up the scoring when freshman Parnell Ormiston (Duxbury, Mass.) fired a shot from the top of the left face off circle at 5:50 into the first period. Junior tri-captain Kathleen Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) and Wetherbee assisted on the play.

The Crusaders stunned the Engineers just over a minute later when freshman Casey Harvel (Lexington, Mass.) netted her first collegiate-goal from the slot at 6:52 in the first, with help from senior tri-captain Meghan Mahoney (Utica, N.Y.) and freshman Samantha Rush (Wakefield, Mass.).

After a penalty-less first period, MIT registered the first infraction at 3:47 into the stanza, giving way for Rush to net the only power play goal of the game at 4:13. Wetherbee and junior Kolt Bloxson (Fitchburg, Mass.) were credited with the assists.

The two teams skated for another 10 minutes until Mahoney scored from the top of the crease at 14:48 with help from Remsberg and Wetherbee.

Sophomore Christine O'Hara (Burnsville, Mich.) fed freshman Lauren Oplinger (Summit, N.J.) the puck, who then posted her first career-goal for the final tally of the game at 3:44 in the third period.

In the Crusaders' crease was sophomore Diana Muth (Lee, N.H.), who made her first start this season and captured her second win of season, making five saves. Senior netminder Regina Sullivan halted 54 shots on goal for the Engineers.

The Crusaders, who are now 8-8-0 overall and 7-5-0 in ECAC East, host Wesleyan on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Hart Center.