December 4, 2005

Crusaders Down Seahawks, 3-2

Dec. 4, 2005

Middletown, R.I. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (4-5-0, 4-3-0 ECAC) put three first period goals on the board and held on to get a 3-2 win over Salve Regina (1-8-0, 0-7-0 ECAC). With the win, the Crusaders move to 11-0 all time against the Seahawks.

After senior Sarah Wetherbee (Canton, Mass.) tallied her fifth goal of the season late in the first period to give the Crusaders a 3-0, the game looked to be getting away from Salve Regina. But Wetherbee's goal, assisted by senior Kate Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) and sophomore Allie DeAngelis (Framingham, Mass.) on the power play, was the last time that Holy Cross would score in the game. Salve Regina goalie Tamsin Gosselin would shut down Holy Cross for the rest of the game, giving the Seahawks a chance. Gosselin would make 42 saves on the afternoon.

Getting the scoring started in the contest was sophomore Katherine Falkowski (East Sandwich, Mass.). Falkowski would skate in unassisted just under five minutes into the first frame to net her second goal in as many nights. Just over one minute later, sophomore Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.) would score again to put the Crusaders up 2-0. Sophomore Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.) and Falkowski would assist on the play. Wetherbee's goal would put the Crusaders up 3-0 with just under six minutes to play in the period.

Riding the momentum of Gosselin's play in net, Salve Regina would get their first goal with 12:11 left in the second period. Mariel Guay would put one in the net off feeds from Ashley Coffin and Caitlin Campbell. Later, just over two minutes into the final period, Whitney Hossfeld's goal would pull the Seahawks within one when she scored off assists from Michelle Chabot and Renee Larosse.

Salve Regina was unable to pull even with Holy Cross though, as the Crusaders held on 3-2. Freshman goalie Jennifer Van Dongen (Calgary, Alberta) was able to hold onto the early lead to pick up her second win of the season making 17 saves. Both teams went a combined 1-10 on power play chances with the Crusaders going 1-7.

The Crusader women will play one more time before a month-long holiday break when they host non-conference opponent Wesleyan on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center Rink.