Jan. 27, 2006
Henniker, N.H. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (7-9-1, 7-5-0 ECAC) failed to scored in a 6-0 road loss to New England College (7-9-0, 7-6-0 ECAC) while putting 16 shots on goal. New England has now pulled into a tie with the Crusaders, along with UMass-Boston, in fourth place in the ECAC East conference.
The game remained scoreless through one period of play as both goalies, Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Jacquelyn Parker, made a combined 12 saves. But the Pilgrims were able to get on the board first as former Crusader Shauna Pires scored with 4:28 left in the second frame. The goal would prove to be all New England needed.
New England would tally two goals in the second period and add four in the third for the 6-0 final. The Pilgrims' Elizabeth Ross netted two goals and added an assist. One of her scores was shorthanded and gave the Pilgrims a 2-0 lead with just nine seconds left in the second frame.
Sarah Tracey scored the first of four third period goals for New England on the power play 37 seconds into the third.
Marissa Porri would total four points on the night for the host team on a goal and three assists.
McCullion made 28 saves as her counterpart Parker would turn aside 16 shots for the shut out.
The Holy Cross women will continue there road trip tomorrow when they take on Saint Anselm in Manchester, N.H. at 7:00 p.m.