Feb. 20, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) scored two goals and recorded two assists as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team defeated Plymouth State, 7-0, Friday evening at the Hart Center. Hochkins' two goals and two assists gives her 48 points on the season, breaking the Holy Cross single-season point record, and her 25 assists breaks the single-season assists record. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 21-2-1 (16-2-1 ECAC) while the Panthers fall to 1-20-0 (1-17-0 ECAC).
The Holy Cross offense exploded, scoring five goals in the first period, starting when senior Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) scored on a power play at the 6:28 mark. Hochkins scored her first goal of a evening, the second Holy Cross goal of the period, at the 10:18 mark and junior Kathryn O'Connor (Brookfield, Conn.) gave the Crusaders the 3-0 lead with the goal at the 15:09 mark. Sophomore Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored her 20th goal of the season at the 15:58 mark, while Hochkins scored a short handed, breakaway goal at the 18:56 mark to send the Crusaders to the locker room with the 5-0 lead.
In the second period, the Crusaders out shot the Panthers, 22-0, but were only able to find the back of the net once. Couzin scored her second goal of the game at the 6:10 mark to give the Crusaders the 6-0 lead. Couzin took a pass from Hochkins and Kratchmer and crashed the net to score from in the crease. Holy Cross closed out the second period up, 6-0.
Holy Cross continued to control the puck in the third period, out shooting Plymouth State 13-3, but was only able to get the puck past Plymouth State goalkeeper Lindsay DeLorie once. Junior Kathryn Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) scored off quick passes from freshman Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) and freshman Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) at the 14:10 mark in the third period to end the game in favor of the Crusaders, 7-0.
Sophomore goalkeeper Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) made the start in net for the Crusaders, improving to 6-0-1, earning her sixth win of the season and her second shutout, while DeLorie fell to 1-20-0. Gallant made five stops in the net, while DeLorie made 55. The Crusaders out shot the Panthers 62-5 and went 1-5 on the power play, while Plymouth State went 0-3.
Holy Cross continues competition at the Hart Center on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 4:00 p.m. against ECAC opponent Southern Maine. Before the start of the game, Holy Cross will honor seniors Amy McGhee (Newtown, Pa.) and Couzin.