Feb. 3, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (8-10-1, 8-6-0 ECAC) shut out conference foe Salve Regina (3-12-0, 1-11-0 ECAC) on Friday night at the Hart Center, 1-0. Junior Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) picked up her third win and shutout of the season stopping 22 shots.
To start the game, Seahawk goalie Tamsin Gosselin made several of her 17 first period saves right in front of the net. Crusader goalie McCullion was also solid making a breakaway save on Jillian Donnelly. Both teams killed early power plays, as the game remained scoreless over the first 20 minutes.
Holy Cross finally got on the board in the second frame when sophomore Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.) deposited a pass from behind the net at the 18:44 mark. Sophomores Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.) and Katherine Falkowski (East Sandwich, Mass.) assisted on the power play goal.
Harvell's eighth goal of the season proved to be all the Crusaders needed on the night.
Both teams did not get on the board the rest of the period.
The defensive struggle continued into the final frame as Gosselin continued to pile up saves. Harvell had a great break away opportunity with just under six minutes left but was stopped glove-side in the front right of the goal crease.
Freshman Amy McGhee (Newtown, Pa.) failed to score on a similar play with under four minutes left.
McCullion made several key saves down the stretch and got some help from her defense as the game concluded with the Crusaders on top, 1-0.
The Crusaders were 1-5 on the power play for the night as the Seahawks were 0-4 with the advantage.
In net for the Seahawks, Gosselin turned in an excellent performance and kept her team in the game making 49 saves.
The Crusaders will be back in action again tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. when they host Manhattanville at the Hart Center. The game will be the final regular season home game for Holy Cross as captain Kate Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) and assistant captains Kolt Bloxson (Fitchburg, Mass.) and Sarah Wetherbee (Canton, Mass.) will be honored on Senior Day.