Dec. 2, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore forward Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored two goals including the game-winner as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team defeated Connecticut College, 3-2, on Tuesday evening at the Hart Center. The Crusaders improve to 7-0-1 (5-0-1 ECAC) while the Camels fall to 1-3-0 (1-1-0 NESCAC).
Holy Cross took the 1-0 lead at the 13:12 mark in the first period when junior Katelyn Doherty (Toronto, Ontario) scored her second goal of the season. Doherty took a pass from senior Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) and scored from in the crease to give the Crusaders the lead.
Just under two minutes into the second period, at the 1:59 mark, Connecticut College's Ashleigh Kowtoniuk scored from in the slot to tie the game. The Camels took the lead, 2-1, at the 7:48 mark when Erin Davey scored in the right side of the net. Holy Cross responded and tied the game 30 seconds later when Kratchmer scored her ninth goal of the season from in the crease.
The Crusaders took the lead in the third period when Kratchmer scored the game-winning goal at the 9:40 mark. Kratchmer stole the puck from Central Connecticut and scored her tenth goal of the season unassisted to give Holy Cross the 3-2 lead and win.
Freshman goalkeeper Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) made the start in net for the Crusaders. Dominick-Sobol had nine saves while Connecticut College goalkeeper Lauren Mellen had 33. Holy Cross out shot Connecticut College 36-11 and went 0-7 on the man-advantage, while Connecticut College went 0-3.
Holy Cross travels to Cambridge, Mass. on Thursday, Dec. 4, to face ECAC League opponent M.I.T. at 7:00 p.m.