Women's Hockey Ties Wesleyan, 2-2

Dec. 6, 2005

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (4-5-1, 4-3-0 ECAC) skated to a 2-2 tie with Wesleyan (1-5-1, 1-5-0 NESCAC) on Tuesday night despite out shooting the Cardinals 46-25.

The stellar play of Wesleyan freshman goalie Rachel Stemerman (Williamsville, N.Y.) kept the Cardinals in control of the game throughout until Crusader freshman Amy McGhee (Newtown, Pa.) put home a rebound off an initial shot by Sam Murphy (Canton, Mass.). The goal was McGhee's second of the season as Murphy picked up her team-leading 10th assist on the play. The two teams would come up empty in the rest of regulation and overtime to earn a tie.

After a first period that saw little action, sophomore Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass) got the game's scoring started for Holy Cross just over two minutes into the second frame when she knocked home a rebound after one of Stemerman's 44 saves. Sam Murphy and Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.) picked up assists on the goal.

Just over seven minutes later, Wesleyan sophomore Adrienne Shea (Andover, Mass.) would score on a 2-0 break with teammate Jessica Fischer (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) picking up the assist.

The Cardinals would then gain the lead early in the third period on a shorthanded goal by freshman Hannah Jackson (Brookline, Mass.). Jackson stole the puck in front of the Crusader net and flipped it past junior goaltender Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.).

McGhee's late goal would secure the tie. McCullion would end up with 24 saves on the night.

After a month long holiday break, the next game for the Crusader women will not be until Friday, Jan. 6 when the host ECAC East foe Southern Maine. The puck will drop at 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center.