Jan. 31, 2009
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Sophomore forward Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) scored her fifth goal of the season, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team fell to St. Anselm, 2-1, Saturday evening in Manchester, N.H. With the loss the Crusaders fall to 17-1-1 (12-1-0), while the Hawks improve to 13-5-1 (11-4-0).
The first period ended in a 0-0 draw, as neither Holy Cross nor St. Anselm could find the back of the net. The Hawks controlled the first period, out shooting the Crusaders 9-8. Holy Cross spent four minutes in the penalty box, but St. Anselm was unable to capitalize, going 0-2 on the man advantage.
St. Anselm took control of the game, scoring two goals in the second period. The Hawks scored their first goal at the 5:44 mark, when Liz Burg scored her first goal of the evening to give St. Anselm the 1-0 advantage. Berg scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 9:52 mark to put the Hawks up, 2-0.
The Crusaders cut the Hawk's lead in half, 2-1, at the 16:39 mark in the third period when D'Ambrogio scored, assisted by Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) and Brooke Miller (Falmouth, Mass.). Holy Cross was unable to come any closer, falling for the first time this season, 2-1.
Freshman goalkeeper Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) made the start in net for the Crusaders, suffering her first career loss (7-1-0). Carley Berry guarded the goal for St. Anselm, improving to 8-3-1. Holy Cross out shot St. Anselm 34-26. Both teams were unable to capitalize on the power play, Holy Cross going 0-6 and St. Anselm 0-3.
The Crusaders return to the Hart Center for an ECAC East match-up with MIT on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 3:00 p.m.