Jan. 26, 2007
Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team won their fifth straight game Friday night, defeating New England College 4-1 at the Hart Center Rink in Worcester, Mass. Sophomore Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) scored two goals in the Crusader victory, extending her scoring streak to nine games with at least one goal. Holy Cross is now 11-3-1 overall and 9-3-0 in the ECAC East as the Pilgrims drop to 8-9-0 overall and 8-4-0 in the conference.
Couzin got the Crusader offense started with 29 seconds remaining in the first period, with an assist from freshmen Katelyn Doherty (Toronto, Ont. Canada), giving Holy Cross a1-0 edge heading into the first break.
Couzin would net the next goal for Holy Cross with 2:19 left in the second period, with assists from Doherty and freshman Erica van DeGraff (Guelph, Ont. Canada), putting the game at 2-0 at the end of the second period.
The Pilgrims would mount a comeback early in the third period with a goal from Elizabeth Ross, bringing the score to 2-1 with 18:31 left in the contest. After a series of back and forth penalties, Holy Cross would get a power play goal from freshman Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ont. Canada), with help from Doherty and Couzin, putting the game out of reach for New England. Freshman Jackie Flint (Hingham, Mass.) would net the fourth Crusader goal of the night, as junior Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.) and freshman Wendy Nobrega (Barrington, R.I.) would get the assists.
Senior Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) got her fourth straight win, stopping 24 shots on the night, bringing her record to 9-1-1 on the season. Jaquelyn Parker made 24 saves for the Pilgrims.
The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team faces St. Anslem College tomorrow at 3:00 pm in the Hart Center Rink.