Nov. 13, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (2-2-0, 2-2-0 ECAC) were shutout by Saint Anselm (4-0-0, 4-0-0 ECAC) by a scored of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Cindy Lebel scored with two seconds remaining in the first period to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead that they would hang on to for the rest of the game. Goaltender Andrea Berlin would only have to make 12 saves for the shutout as the Saint Anselm defense limited Holy Cross to only six shots on net through the final two periods.
Lebel's game winner came on a steal in front of the Crusader crease as she put the puck by Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) just before the buzzer would have sounded. The steal happened right after the Crusader power play ended.
Holy Cross' best scoring chance of the second period was on a breakaway by Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.) that was stopped by Berlin. The Crusaders and Hawks both failed to put any points on the board in the period. Lebel had an opportunity but hit the crossbar from the right circle, narrowly missing her second goal.
It took both teams over 10 minutes to put more than one shot on goal but Saint Anselm would secure their lead in the last frame as Arden Lyons would send a slap shot from the point over the right shoulder of McCullion. Laura Farnsworth and Rachel Cooke assisted on the play for the Hawks.
Saint Anselm would later add an empty netter to finish the scoring at 3-0.
McCullion would make 20 saves on the afternoon for the Crusaders, allowing two goals.
The Holy Cross women are back in action for their third home game in four days as they face Sacred Heart in a non-conference game on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The puck will drop at 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center.