November 21, 2008

Women's Ice Hockey Defeats Norwich, 3-2

Nov. 21, 2008

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore forward Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored two goals and had one assist as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team defeated Norwich, 3-2, in ECAC East action Friday evening at the Hart Center. The Crusaders improve to 4-0-1 (4-0-1 ECAC) while the Cadets fall to 3-4-0 (3-2-0 ECAC).

Holy Cross scored early in the first period, at the 6:36 mark, when Kratchmer scored her sixth goal of the season. Kratchmer took a pass from junior defenseman Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario), giving Holy Cross an early 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, at the 8:47 mark, freshman forward Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) gained control of the puck off a rebound and scored Holy Cross' second goal of the game, her sixth of the season.

In the second period Norwich cut Holy Cross' lead in half when Melissa Rundlett scored at the 5:02 mark. Less than 13 minutes later, at the 18:08 mark, Holy Cross answered back when Kratchmer took a pass from senior forward Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) to score the breakaway goal, giving the Crusaders the 3-1 lead. Norwich responded just six seconds later with a goal by Julie Fortier, bringing the Cadets within one, 3-2.

A defense dominated third period gave the Crusaders a 3-2 league victory.

Freshman goalkeeper Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) made her second start and earned her second win in net for the Crusaders. Dominick-Sobol had 12 saves and allowed two goals, while Norwich goalkeeper Cindy Fortin had 16 saves and allowed three goals. Holy Cross was 1-6 on the power play, while Norwich went 0-6. The Crusaders out shot the Cadets 19-14.

Holy Cross continues ECAC East action at the Hart Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a 12:30 p.m. game against Castleton State.