February 17, 2007

Women's Hockey Loses to #5 RIT, 3-2

Feb. 17, 2007

Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's hockey team had a 2-0 lead heading into the third period, but could not hold on to beat #5 RIT. The Crusaders would lose 3-2 to the Tigers on Saturday in Worcester, Mass. Holy Cross dropped to 14-9-1 overall and to 11-7-0 in the ECAC East as #5 RIT improved to 20-2-1 on the season and to 15-1-1 in the conference. The Crusaders got on the board at 4:42 into the first period with a goal from freshman Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ont. Canada) with an assist from junior Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.).

Neither team would score until 8:45 into the second period, when Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) put the puck past RIT net minder Karen Quigley. Freshman Erica van DeGraaf (Guelph, Ont. Canada) was credited with the assist.

RIT got on the board at 3:48 into the third stanza to begin their comeback. The Tigers' Brianne Campi netted the power play goal to bring the game within one. Danielle Nagymarosi would take over from there, getting the game's last two goals, including an unassisted goal with 1:04 left in the contest, bringing the final score to 3-2 in favor of the Tigers.

Sophomore Jennifer Van Dongen (Calgary, Alb. Canada) stopped 35 shots for the Crusaders. Quigley halted 20 shots for RIT.

By scoring her 23rd goal of the season, Couzin placed herself in a tie for third on the list of all-time goals in a season. She needs one more goal to move into a tie for second and four more to take over the top spot on the list. Currently, Sarah Wetherbee '06 is second on the list with 24 and Kolt Bloxson '06 is the leader with 26 goals in a season.

The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team will face #5 RIT again tomorrow at 3:00 pm at the Hart Center Rink. As it is senior day, the Crusaders will honor their seniors before the first face-off.