Crusaders Drop Exhibition to Team China, 3-1
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WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's hockey team lost to the Chinese National hockey team 3-1 on Wednesday night at the Hart Center. Freshman Julia Pelletier notched 36 saves in the net against Team China. Freshman Katie MacCuaig scored for the Crusaders in the third period and was assisted by senior captain Kara Violette and junior assistant captain Sam Girard.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Rachel Llanes for Team China scored in the 13th minute of the first period from Jessica Wong. Three minutes later, Qinan Zhao scored for Team China to take the score to 2-0.
- In the second period, Llanes scored again for Team China from Melanie Jue, giving the visiting team a 3-0 lead.
- The Crusaders came out and scored in the third period to cut the Team China lead to two goals. MacCuaig found the back of the net from Violette and Girard.
- Team China outshot Holy Cross 39-19 with Yuqing Wang making 18 saves in the net for Team China. Pelletier defended the Holy Cross net with 36 saves on the night.
The Crusaders will travel to Winchendon, Mass. to take on Franklin Pierce at 7:00 on Friday, Oct. 20.