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Crusaders Skate Past UMass Boston, 3-0

Holy Cross Athletics   01-27-2017

THE BASICS:

Score: Holy Cross 3, UMass Boston 0
Records: Holy Cross (16-3-0, 9-2-0 NEHC); UMass Boston (12-6-0, 7-4-0 NEHC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Edward T. Barry Ice Rink)
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
The Lead:  Senior forward Elizabeth Scala recorded two goals for the Crusaders, as the Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team shutout UMass Boston, 3-0, on the road on Friday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders possessed the puck for most of the opening period, outshooting UMass Boston, 8-4, but the score remained locked at 0-0 at the first intermission.
  • Holy Cross went 0-2 on first period power plays, while the Beacons went 0-1.
  • The Crusaders continued to control the tempo of the game in the second period, outshooting the Beacons by a 15-5 margin and taking a 1-0 lead. At the 9:12 mark, Scala handled the puck up the left wing before delivering a wrist shot from the faceoff circle to the upper glove-side pocket of the net for the goal. Sophomore forward Sam Girard picked up the assist.
  • UMass Boston went 0-1 on the only second period power play, as the Crusaders entered the locker room with a 1-0 advantage.
  • Holy Cross carried the momentum into the third period, outshooting UMass Boston, 9-1 and recording another two goals.
  • On a power play at the 9:38 mark, the senior captain defenders, Isabela Bagi and Erin Hall connected, as Bagi received a pass from Hall before firing a wrist shot to the back of the net to give Holy Cross a 2-0 edge at the 9:56 mark.
  • Holy Cross then fended off a 5-on-3 power play at the 14:30 mark to keep the Beacons scoreless through the final frame.
  • With 1:28 left on the clock, Scala registered her second goal of the game, hitting a loose puck in the slot past UMass Boston goaltender Alyssa DePippo, as Holy Cross pulled away with the 3-0 victory.

 INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross was led by Scala with her two goals.
  • The Crusaders outshot UMass Boston, 32-10.
  • Freshman goaltender Marcia LaPlante earned her third shutout of the season and made 10 saves to improve to a 6-0-0 record. DePippo made 29 saves for the Beacons but took the loss.
  • Holy Cross went 1-4 on the power play, while UMass Boston went 0-5.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Holy Cross improves to a 14-7-3 all-time record versus UMass Boston.
  • Holy Cross has won nine of its last 11 games, outscoring its opponents by a 34-13 margin during this span.
  • Junior co-captain forward Kara Violette has scored at least one point in the past eight of nine games. She leads the team with 25 points on 12 goals and 13 assists, while ranking 10th all-time in Holy Cross history with 38 goals and 45 assists for 83 points.
  • Scala has tallied at least one point in the last six games she has played in. She picked up her second game-winner of the season and fifth of her career. Scala has 18 points on nine goals and nine assists and 41 career points on 22 goals and 19 assists.
  • Bagi earned her second goal of the season. She now has four points on two goals and two assists. In her career, she has 70 points on 46 assists and 24 goals.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross returns to the ice on Thursday, Feb. 2 for a home game versus Nichols at 7:00 p.m.

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