Feb. 25, 2007
South Burlington, Vt. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team got two goals in the last four minutes of play to beat St. Michael's College, 4-2 in the ECAC Open Tournament's Third Place game on Sunday afternoon in South Burlington, Vt. The contest was knotted at 2-2 until sophomore Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) netted the game's winning goal with 3:34 left in regulation. Freshman Ketelyn Doherty (Toronto, Ontario) and junior Parny Ormiston (Duxbury, Mass.) were credited with the assists. Freshman Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario) put the game out of reach of the Purple Knights with 1:49 left in the contest. Couzin and freshman Erica van DeGraaf (Guelph, Ontario) aided Wilson's goal. The Holy Cross victory marks the second consecutive year where the Crusaders have taken third place in the ECAC Open Tournament.
The Crusaders got on the board at 1:23 into the second period with a goal from van DeGraaf. St. Michael's struck back with a goal from Shannon Murphy 8:34 later. Junior Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.) gave the Crusaders a 2-1 edge over the Purple Knights at 14:43 into the second stanza with an assist from junior Allie DeAngelis (Framingham, Mass.). St. Michael's Amy Schoon would tie the score at 2-2 with 4:36 remaining in the second. The game would stay tied until Couzin would score the game winner late in the third period.
Senior goalie Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) made a total of 20 stops in the victory. The win marks her tenth of the season. McCullion will graduate with a total 2028 saves in her career. That total ranks her second on the all-time leaders list of saves in a career.
Couzin totaled 24 goals on the season, putting her in a tie for second on the all-time goals in a season list. She is tied with Sarah Wetherbee '06. Couzin accrued a total of 42 points on the season, placing her fourth on the list of total points in a season in the Holy Cross record books.
The Crusaders conclude the 2006-2007 season at 15-10-2 overall and at 11-7-1 in the ECAC East. Holy Cross beat St. Michael's College (4-22-0, 2-17-0 ECAC) a total of three times on the season, outscoring the Purple Knights 10-5.