Feb. 13, 2009
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Sophomore Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored the first goal of the evening, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team fell to Norwich, 5-1, on Friday evening at the Kreitzberg Arena in Northfield, Vt. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 19-2-1 (14-2-1 ECAC) while the Cadets improve to 14-7-1 (12-5-1 ECAC).
Kratchmer opened the game with a power play goal at the 2:54 mark in the first period. Freshman Kylee McIntosh (Stratford, Ontario) and freshman Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) were credited with the assist. With the assist, Hochkins ties the Holy Cross single-season assist record with 23. Norwich responded at the 12:11 mark with a short handed goal by Melissa Rundlett. The Cadets added the eventual game-winning goal at the 15:05 mark in the first period to head to the locker room up, 2-1.
Neither Holy Cross nor Norwich was able to find the back of the net in the second period. Norwich out shot Holy Cross, 10-3, but couldn't get past Crusader goalkeeper sophomore Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.).
The Cadets made the adjustments and came out of the locker room in the third period and scored a quick goal, at the 47 second mark, to take the 3-1 lead. Jaclyn Cleaugh scored at the 18:11 mark and Susanne Whitaker scored at the 18:59 mark to put the game out of reach for the Crusaders and earn the 5-1 victory.
Dominick-Sobol made the start in net for the Crusaders, making 21 saves, giving up five goals and falling for the second time this season (7-2-0). Cindy Fortin defended the goal for the Cadets, earning her ninth win (9-4-0) and making 12 saves. Norwich out shot Holy Cross 26-13 and went 1-7 on the power play opportunity, while Holy Cross went 1-3.
The Crusaders continue action on the road in Vermont, traveling to Castleton on Saturday, Feb. 14 to face off with Castleton State at 12:30 p.m.