Nov. 22, 2005
New London, Conn. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (3-4-0, 3-2-0 ECAC) lost a tough road matchup to Connecticut College (2-1-0, 0-0-0) by the score of 3-2. The Camels' Kristen Van Slyke netted what proved to be the game winner on the power play at the 4:15 mark of the third period, putting her team on top for good.
Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.) would add a late Crusader goal with less than four minutes left in the game but it was not enough. Sarah Wetherbee (Canton, Mass.) would pick up her ninth point of the season with an assist on the play.
Connecticut College would get the scoring started in the first period when Suzie Connor would find the back of the net off a pass from Meaghan McLaughlin. Just 57 seconds into the second frame, Kate Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) would skate in unassisted to net the game tying goal, evening the score at 1-1. Under five minutes later, McLaughlin would put the Camels in the lead 2-1 by scoring off an assist by Aly Ridgway.
Van Slyke would add much needed insurance for Connecticut College with her goal in the last frame as the Camels held on for the 3-2 win.
In goal for the Crusaders was freshman Jennifer Van Dongen (Calgary, Alberta). She would fail to pick up the second win of her collegiate career despite turning aside 37 shots. Gabby Petrill got the win for the Camels, making 32 saves.
The Crusader women will continue their four game road trip when the take on Manhattanville in a conference game on Saturday, Dec. 3. The puck will drop at 3:00 p..m in Purchase, N.Y.