Women's Ice Hockey Edges Southern Maine, 2-1

Feb. 14, 2006

GORHAM, Maine - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team pulled back above the .500 mark in the ECAC East on Tuesday night by earning a tough road win at Southern Maine. Sophomore Parny Ormiston (Duxbury, Mass.) scored the game winner in the second frame and Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) stopped 14 shots as the Crusaders (9-12-1, 9-8-0 ECAC) topped the Huskies (6-17-0, 6-11-0 ECAC) by a scored of 2-1.

The Huskies capitalized on an early power play opportunity at the 9:26 mark when Kelly Connors netted a goal off feeds from Jenna Wasylak and Meaghan Barnaby. However, Southern Maine only held onto their lead for just over five minutes as Holy Cross would even the score 1-1 late in the first period.

Senior Sarah Wetherbee (Canton, Mass.) would add to her team-leading 13th goal of the season at the 14:30 mark of the first. Fellow senior Kate Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) would pick up her 14th assist on the play. After missing Friday's game at UMass-Boston, Remsberg would return to add to her team-leading assist total.

The Crusaders took the lead for good when Ormiston deposited a shot into the back of the net off assists from sophomore Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.) and junior Shara Conroy (Londonderry, N.H.). The power play goal was Ormiston's first game winner of the year.

McCullion picked up her fourth victory of the season with the help of the Holy Cross defense as the Crusaders held the Huskies scoreless for over 50 minutes after their first goal.

Jen Arno was solid in goal for Southern Maine, stopping 25 shots on the night, including 11 in the second period.

Holy Cross was 1-5 on the power play as the Huskies were 1-4 on the night.

The Crusader women will travel to RIT this weekend for two road conference games to round out their regular season. The first game will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 in Rochester, N.Y. Both teams will square off again the next night at 7:00 p.m.