Sophomore Maeve Reilly
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Sophomore Maeve Reilly

Women's Ice Hockey Falls To Bowdoin, 3-1

Holy Cross Athletics   11-26-2016

THE BASICS:

Score: Bowdoin 3, Holy Cross 1
Records: Holy Cross (7-1-0, 5-0-0 NEHC); Bowdoin (2-0-1, 1-0-1 NESCAC)
Location: Brunswick, Maine (Sidney J. Watson Arena)
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
The Lead:  Kerri St. Denis made 33 saves in net for Bowdoin, holding a .971 save percentage to earn the win, as the Holy Cross women’s ice hockey fell to the Polar Bears, 3-1, in the Crusaders’ first loss of the season in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday night.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross started the pressure right from the start. Six minutes into the first period, sophomore forward Julie Matthias fired a wrist shot from the lower slot that hit off the cross bar before St. Denis made a stop off the rebound struck by sophomore forward Maeve Reilly.
  • Bowdoin then netted the only goal of the first period to take an early 1-0 lead, as Julie Dachille scored a power play goal, shot from the slot at 17:47.
  • Holy Cross outshot Bowdoin 16-7 in the first period, as the Crusaders went 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Polar Bears went 1-for-1.
  • The Crusaders answered at the 7:10 mark in the second period. Reilly received the loose puck from a faceoff before firing a shot on target, saved by St. Denis. Off the rebound, Matthias smashed a one-timer from the lower slot that traveled glove side and into the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1.
  • The Polar Bears regained the lead at 10:35, as Tala Glass tallied a goal on a Bowdoin counter attack, making the score 2-1.
  • Dachille had an opportunity to notch her second score of the night on a breakaway at 16:07 in the second period, as Holy Cross junior goaltender Tessie Salatas used her blocker to make a save and prevent a score.
  • Bowdoin held its one-goal advantage at the end of the second period, as the Crusaders outshot the Polar Bears, 13-8. In the second period, Holy Cross went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Bowdoin went 0-for-1.
  • With three minutes remaining in the third period, Dachille took a hooking penalty for the Polar Bears, putting Holy Cross on the power play, but the Crusaders were unable to find the back of the net.
  • Then at the 19:13 mark, Bowdoin got called for having too many skaters on the ice, putting the Crusaders on a second third period power play with under a minute left on the clock. Pulling the goaltender, Holy Cross used a 6-on-4  advantage. However, Bowdoin won the puck in its defensive zone and placed a shot on net for the empty net score with three seconds left on the clock, as the Polar Bears held onto the 3-1 victory over the Crusaders.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • St. Denis made 33 saves and allowed one goal to earn the win for Bowdoin.
  • Salatas took her first loss of her career, making 13 saves and allowing two goals. She is 19-1-0 in her career and 5-1-0 this season.  
  • Holy Cross outshot Bowdoin 34-16.
  • The Crusaders went 0-for-6 on the power play, while Bowdoin went 1-for-3.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • With their 7-1-0 record, the Crusaders are off to their best start to a season since 2011.
  • Matthias picked up her fourth goal this season.
  • Reilly tallied her second assist this year.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross returns home to the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex tomorrow at 4:05 p.m. when the Crusaders host Wesleyan in non-conference action.

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