Feb. 7, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Five different Crusaders scored as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team defeated MIT, 6-1, in ECAC East action Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center. With the win, Holy Cross improves to 18-1-1 (13-1-1 ECAC), while MIT falls to 6-12-1 (6-12-1 ECAC).
Holy Cross took the 1-0 advantage at the 14:11 mark in the first period when sophomore Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored her 16th goal of the season. Kratchmer crashed the net on the power play and scored the first Crusader goal of the afternoon, assisted by junior Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario) and freshman Kylee McIntosh (Stratford, Ontario). The Crusaders controlled the game from the first puck drop, out shooting the Engineers 13-1 in the first period.
Holy Cross continued to control the puck, scoring two goals in the second period. Freshman Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) scored from in the slot at the 5:32 mark, assisted by junior Kathryn Kelly (Dedham, Mass.) and sophomore Colleen Krmpotich (Minneapolis, Minn.), to give the Crusaders the 2-0 lead. Kelly then scored at the 5:32 mark off a pass from senior Amy McGhee (Newtown, Pa.) to give Holy Cross the 3-0 lead heading into the locker room.
The Crusaders returned to the ice in the third period and continued to control the game tempo, out shooting MIT 10-5. Junior Kathryn O'Connor (Brookfield, Conn.) scored two quick goals, one at the 11:23 mark and again at the 11:01 mark, to put Holy Cross up 5-0. The Engineers erased the shut out at the 13:47 mark when Kameron Klauber scored her 21st goal of the season. The Crusaders responded with a goal at the 17:26 mark by freshman Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) to end the game 6-1.
Sophomore goalkeeper Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) earned the win in net for the Crusaders, improving to 5-0-1, while Rachel Bowens-Rubin took the loss for MIT and falls to 6-12-1. Gallant made nine stops in the net, while Bowens-Rubin made 30. Holy Cross out shot MIT 36-10 and went 1-1 on the power play, while MIT had no power play opportunities.
Holy Cross continues ECAC East action at the Hart Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, with a 2:00 p.m. face off against St. Michael's.