Women's Hockey Falls to NEC, 9-2

Dec. 2, 2006

Henniker, N.H. - The Holy Cross women's hockey team dropped their second game in a row Saturday afternoon to New England College, 9-2 in Henniker, N.H. Sophomore Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) scored both Crusader goals in the losing effort, one on a power play 11:52 into the second period. Holy Cross slips to 5-3-0 overall and 5-3-0 in the ECAC East as New England improves to 7-2-0 overall and 7-2-0 in the ECAC East.

NEC's Shauna Pires got the scoring started 17:37 in to the game. Holy Cross wouldn't get on the board until Couzin's goal in the second stanza, but it was already too late for the Crusaders. Couzin would score her second goal of the game with 4:31 left in the third period, off of an assist from junior Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.). Couzin's goal would bring the game to 8-2 in favor of the Pilgrims. NEC's Sarah Graham would score her third goal of the game with 4:20 left in the contest to bring the final score to 9-2.

Sophomore Jennifer Van Dongen (Calgary, Alb. Canada) made 20 saves for the Crusaders, dropping her record to 2-2-0 on the season. Jacqui Parker made 23 stops for New England.

The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team travels to Middletown, Conn. to take on Wesleyan. The puck is set to drop at 7:00 pm.