Nov. 4, 2006
Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team started the 2006-2007 season with a convincing 10-2 win over ECAC East rival Salve Regina, Saturday afternoon, in Worcester, Mass. Freshman Erica van DeGraff (Guelph, Ont. Canada) put the Crusaders on the board in 11 seconds, giving Holy Cross the early lead that they would never relent. Holy Cross starts out 1-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC East, while Salve Regina dropped to 0-1-0, 0-1-0 ECAC East.
Van DeGraff would add another early goal to the Crusader offense, scoring 5:59 into the game. Salve Regina would return the favor late in the period off of a power play goal from Caitlin Campbell. Junior Allie DeAngelis (Framingham, Mass.) took the momentum back for Holy Cross by scoring with :01 left in the first period.
In the second period, the Crusaders would once again make the first strike with a power play goal from freshman Lisa Wilson (Corunnda, Ont. Canada), giving Holy Cross the 4-1 lead. Steffi Carrell got Salve Regina a goal 13:56 into the period, but that is the last goal the Seahawks would get. The Crusaders would score the last six goals of the game in the third period.
The Crusaders got goals from freshman Kathryn Kelly (Dedham, Mass.), freshman Julia Matthews (Canton, Mass.), junior Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.), freshman Katelyn Doherty (Toronto, Ont. Canada) and two consecutive goals from sophomore Amy McGhee (Newtown, Pa.). Junior Katie Falkowski (East Sandwich, Mass.) and Doherty each got two assists for the Crusaders.
Senior Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) would earn the win by stopping 17 shots for the Crusaders. Michelle Chabot would take the loss for the Seahawks, making 39 saves in her 60:00 in net.
The Holy Cross women's hockey team will take on ECAC East opponent Manhattanville, Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the Hart Center Rink.