November 5, 2005

Women's Ice Hockey Blanks St. Michael's, 6-0

Nov. 5, 2005

South Burlington, Vt. - The Holy Cross women (2-0-0, 2-0-0 ECAC) shutout St. Michael's (1-1-0, 1-1-0 ECAC) to win their second straight contest. The ECAC East conference matchup was highlighted by the play of junior Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.), who posted the fourth shutout of her career.

Crusader senior captain Kolt Bloxson (Fitchburg, Mass) netted two goals on the night and added an assist. Fellow senior captains Kate Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) and Sarah Wetherbee (Canton, Mass.) each picked up a goal and two assists, respectively.

With the scored tied at zero in the first frame, Melissa Flanagan (Manchester Center, Vt.) scored her second goal in two nights off a feed from freshman Amy McGhee (Newtown, Pa.) in front of the Purple Knights net. The goal would prove to be all the Crusaders needed to remain undefeated on the young season behind McCullion's 33 saves.

Breaking the game open, Bloxson scored consecutive goals at the 10:09 and 15:15 marks, both coming from feeds by fellow tri-captains Remsberg and Wetherbee. Bloxson second goal came on a Holy Cross power play and put her team up 3-0.

Wetherbee would add to the score just under eight minutes into the second period by putting a backhander past the Purple Knight's netminder. Sophomore Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.) would later add her second goal in two games off feeds from Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.) and Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.).

At 14:46, Bloxson would return the favor by setting up Remsberg to complete the Crusader scoring, 6-0.

The Holy Cross women will begin their home slate on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. The game against New England College will be the first of three home games at the Hart Center in four days.