Nine Crusaders Score in 11-1 Victory over Post
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's hockey team defeated the Post Eagles, 11-1, Friday night at the Hart Center. Nine different Crusaders scored and seven posted multi-point games. Sophomore Marcia LaPlante had 12 saves and improves to 1-0-0 on the season. This is the 18th time the Crusaders have scored double-digit goals in program history.
Score: Holy Cross 11 | Post 1
Records: Holy Cross (7-5-2) | Post (1-11-2)
Location: Worcester, Mass.
Date: Friday, Jan. 5
Time: 7:05 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In the first period, the Crusaders netted four goals past Post's Ashlynn Neurauter. Senior Kara Violette scored in the third minute from sophomore Victoria Young and junior Julie Matthias. Senior Emily Lissner, junior Sam Girard and Matthias all added a goal each to the Crusader lead in the first period.
- Junior Maeve Reilly weaved her way through two Post defenders and found the back of the net four minutes into the second period from Violette and freshman Antonia Matzka. Freshmen Grace Peluso, Katie MacCuaig, and Matzka added three more goals to make the score 8-0 going into the final period.
- Matthias scored her second goal of the game from junior Maggie Hallisey. MacCuaig also recorded her second goal of the game with three minutes remaining. Freshman Mackenzie Griffith notched her first career goal with under one minute to play from Violette and Reilly.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Violette recorded five points in the win with one goal and four assists. The senior captain leads the team in points this season with 19 and ranks third overall in the NEWHA.
- Matthias tallied five points with two goals and three assists. The junior center has scored two goals in three out of the last four games and leads the team with seven goals.
- Matzka notched four points with one goal and three assists.
- MacCuaig also had two goals and is second on the team with six goals on the season.
- Lissner recorded the team's tenth power play goal of the season.
- The Crusaders had 76 shots on goal and went 1-3 on the power play.
The Crusaders will host Post Jan. 6 at 2:05 p.m.