February 6, 2007

Women's Hockey Downed By Amherst, 6-3

Feb. 6, 2007

Box Score

Amherst, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team lost their second game in a row to Amherst College by a score of 6-3 on Tuesday night in Amherst, Mass. The Crusaders drop to 13-6-1 overall and remain at 10-5-0 in the ECAC East. The Lord Jeffs improve to 13-5-2 on the season. The Crusaders found themselves at an early 1-0 deficit after giving up a power play goal to Amherst's Lindsay Harrington at 4:24 into the contest. Holy Cross would answer back with a power play goal of their own from freshman Katelyn Doherty (Toronto, Ont. Canada) with 2:52 left in the first period. Freshman Erica van DeGraaf (Guelph, Ont. Canada) and Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ont. Canada) would get the assists on the first Holy Cross goal of the game. The contest would remain knotted until the first break.

Harrington would strike again for Amherst 2:02 into the second stanza, giving her team the 2-1 edge. The Lord Jeffs would get another goal from Anna McLean with 19 seconds remaining in the second, to pad the Amherst lead.

The Crusaders got an unassisted goal from Wilson 52 seconds into the third period to put the game back within reach for Holy Cross. Amherst's Kate Dennett netted a power play goal to add to the Amherst lead with 13:41 left in the game. Junior Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.) scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal with 2:22 remaining in the contest, but it would be too little, too late for Holy Cross as Amherst went on to score two goals in the last two minutes of play, bringing the final score to 6-3. One of the goals would be from Harrington, giving her a hat trick on the evening.

Senior goalie Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) turned away 27 shots in the loss, bringing her 2006-2007 record to 9-4-1. Amherst's Lindsay Grabowski halted 17 shots from the Crusaders.

The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team returns home for their last five games of the regular season. The home stand starts on Friday, February 9 against ECAC East opponent Southern Maine. Face off is set for 7:00 pm at the Hart Center Rink.