Nov. 28, 2006
Worcester, Mass. - Sophomore Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.) scored just 37 seconds into overtime as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team defeated Conneticut College 6-5, in the Crusaders first non-conference game of the season Tuesday night at the Hart Center Rink. Sophomore Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) added three goals and junior Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.) registered two assists in the win.
The Camels got on the board first when Elizabeth Bennett scored off a pass from Meaghan McLuaghlin and Kristen Van Slyk just 2:57 into the first period. But the Crusaders responded right back, getting a goal of their own from Couzin. Rush was credited with the assist. The Camels would score again to take a 2-1 lead into the break. For the period, the Crusaders outshot the Camels 13-7.
Just 26 seconds into the second period, the Crusaders tied it up with an unassisted power-play goal by freshman Lisa Wilson (Corunnda, Ont. Canada). Connecticut College would re-take the lead just four minutes later when Stephanie Quinn scored. Junior Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.) scored on a two-man advantage at the 12:52 mark of the second period to tie it up 3-3. However, the Camels took a 4-3 lead into the third period after another goal by Van Slyk.
Couzin scored her second goal of the night at the 13:17 mark of the third period off a feed from Rush. It was Rush's second assist of the night. The Crusaders took their first lead of the night when Couzin scored her third goal of the game just two minutes later. But, the Camels would not go quietly as they tied it up with 3:15 remaining in the game.
Senior netminder Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) made 14 saves and is now 3-1-0 overall, (2-1-0 ECAC) on the season. Connecticut College's Lauren Mellen stopped 25 shots in the loss. On the night, the Crusaders outshot the Camels, 31-19.
The Holy Cross women's hockey team will return to action when they travel to St. Anslem's this Friday at 7:00 p.m.