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Women's Hockey to Face Brown in Home-and-Home Series

Holy Cross Athletics   10-18-2018
Holy Cross (0-3-2, 0-2-0 HE)
vs. Brown 
(0-0-0, 0-0-0 ECAC)
Dates • Time: Oct. 19 & 20 • 6 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Location: Providence, R.I. • Worcester, Mass.
Arena: Meehan Auditorium • Hart Center
Tickets: Oct. 20
Live Stats: Oct. 19 • Oct. 20
Video: Oct. 19 • Oct. 20
Live Tweets: @HCrossWHockey
Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
Tale of the Tape
HC

Brown

(17-18)

.80 Goals/Game 1.59
3.20 Goals Allowed/Game 4.62
23.0 Shots/Game 24.1
5.0 Penalties/Game 4.8
0% Power Play 13.3%
70.3% Penalty Kill 74.6%

PDF Game Notes

Holy Cross’ First Home-and-Home of the Season
• The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team is set to take on Brown
University this Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Providence and Saturday,
Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Crusaders’ first home game of the season.


Recapping Last Weekend
• The Crusaders opened Hockey East play last weekend with a pair of
games at Providence and UConn.
• The Friars handed Holy Cross a 5-0 loss, but freshman goalie Jada
Brenon made 49 saves in the contest.
• On Saturday, the Crusaders took a 1-0 lead against the Huskies
thanks to senior Amanda Kewers second goal of the year. Freshman
Summer Ross recorded her first collegiate point with an assist on the
play.
• UConn would eventually win the game, 7-2, but the Crusaders put
up a good fight. They responded after a 3-0 run by the Huskies with a
goal to make it 4-2 half way through the second. Senior Julie Matthias
was responsible for the tally and junior Rachel Moore recorded the
assist, for her first point as a Crusader.


Scouting the Bears
• These will be Brown’s first games of the 2018-19 season.
• The Bear’s top returning scorer from last season is junior Sena Hanson,
who had eight goals and seven assists for 15 points as a sophomore.
• Kaitijane Blumberg had a solid freshman season for Brown last year
with six goals ans six assists for 12 points.
• Junior Calla Isaac saw the majority of the time between the pipes for
the Bears last year. As a sophomore she posted a 4.01 goals against
average and a .899 save percentage.


Unfamiliar Faces
• This will be the first ever meeting between Holy Cross and Brown.


Recapping the 2017-18 Season
• Last year, the Crusaders went 16-9-3 and with a 4-3 overtime loss to
Franklin Pierce in the NEWHA Tournament.
• Holy Cross averaged 4.1 goals per game, while allowing only 1.8.
•The Crusaders had a conversion rate of 30% on the
power play and kept their opponents to a rate of 9.9%.
•The squad was balanced throughout all three periods of play, scoring
39 goals in the first and second periods and 36 in the third.


Inaugural Season in Hockey East
• This will be Holy Cross’ first season as a Division I program and first
as a member of Hockey East.
• In the preseason poll, the Crusaders were ranked tenth out of ten
teams in the conference. Boston College, Northeastern, and Maine
claimed the top three spots respectively.
• The team faced a few Division I opponents last season, losing to
New Hampshire, Dartmouth, and Harvard, but also claiming a 2-0 win
over the Crimson in Worcester.


Who’s Returning
• Twenty-one Crusaders return for the 2018-19 season.
• Two of the squads’ three top scorers from last season will be back .
• Senior Maeve Reilly is the top returning scorer as she had eight
goals and 21 assists for 29 points last season.
• Senior Julia Matthias, who had 11 goals and 15 assists for 26
points, will be back as well.
• Sophomore Julia Pelletier and junior Marcia LaPlante split time in
goal last season and both will be returning for another go.


Fresh Faces
• Holy Cross welcomes eight new memebers to the Crusader family
this year, including seven freshmen and one junior transfer.
Catherine Luciano, Skye Ziehwein, Sommer Ross, Carlie Magier, and
junior transfer from Boston College Rachel Moore will be additions to
the forwards.
Emma Lange will contribute to the defensive core and Sarah Street
and Jada Brenon will vie for time between the pipes.


Crusader Captains
• Holy Cross will be led this season by senior captains
Julie Matthias, Tori Messina, and Sam Girard.
• Their 2017-18 stat lines are as follows:
      • Matthias: 11-15-26
      • Messina: 8-11-19
      • Girard: 4-14-18


Up Next
• The Crusaders will host their first Hockey East games next weekend
with Boston College coming to Worcester on Friday, Oct. 26 and Merrimack
on Saturday, Oct. 27.


Stay Connected
• Follow the Holy Cross women’s hockey team on Facebook,
Twitter, and Instagram @HCrossWHockey.

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