Feb. 9, 2007
Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team scored four unanswered goals in the first period to put them on their way to a 5-2 victory over Southern Maine on Friday night at the Hart Center rink. Holy Cross snapped a two-game losing streak and improved their overall record to 14-6-1 overall and to 11-5-0 in the ECAC East. The Huskies drop to 8-13-1 on the season and to 6-11-0 in the conference. Freshman Kathryn Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) put the first Crusader goal on the board 17 seconds into the contest off of an assist from junior Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.).
Freshman Wendy Nobrega (Barrington, R.I.) netted the second Crusader goal to give Holy Cross a 2-0 edge 5:58 into the first period. Kelley would score a power play goal 4:05 later to pad the Crusader lead. Sophomore Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) scored the fourth goal of the game at 10:51 into the contest, giving Holy Cross a 4-0 lead. Southern Maine's Erica Robertson netted a power play goal to bring the score to 4-1 heading into the second period.
Robertson would score an unassisted power play goal at 11:39 into the second stanza to bring the game back within reach of the Huskies.
In the third period, freshman Erica van DeGraaf (Guelph, Ont. Canada) put the puck past Southern Maine goalie Jen Arno, bringing the game to a final score of 5-2.
Sophomore Jennifer Van Dongen (Calgary, Alb. Canada) stopped 16 shots from the Huskies on her way to her fifth victory of the season. Arno made 29 saves for Southern Maine.
The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team is back in action tomorrow afternoon, taking on UMass-Boston. Face off is set for 3:00 pm at the Hart Center Rink.