Sophomore Julie Matthias
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Sophomore Julie Matthias

Women's Ice Hockey Shuts Out Manhattanville 7-0 On The Road

Holy Cross Athletics   02-11-2017

THE BASICS:

Score: Holy Cross 7, Manhattanville 0
Records: Holy Cross (20-3-0, 13-2-0 NEHC); Manhattanville (14-7-2, 11-3-1 NEHC)
Location: Rye, N.Y.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
The Lead: Senior co-captain defender Isabela Bagi, along with sophomore forwards Maeve Reilly and Julie Matthias combined for eight points, as the Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team shutout Manhattanville, 7-0, on the road on Saturday afternoon. With today’s victory, Holy Cross has extended its winning streak to five games.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Holy Cross took a 1-0 lead right at the start of the opening period with Matthias scoring at the 1:32 mark on an upper-pocket wrist shot.
  • The Crusaders brought their one-goal lead into the locker room, outshooting Manhattanville by an 18-8 margin in the first period. Holy Cross went 0-2 on the power play, while the Valiants went 0-1.
  • Holy Cross entered the second period strong and refused to look back from there, tallying four more goals during this frame.
  • Reilly sparked the offensive frenzy for the Crusaders at the 8:48 mark, claiming Holy Cross’ second goal of the contest with junior forward Emily Lissner and Matthias picking up assists on the score.
  • Sophomore forward Danielle Doherty scored next at the 13:11 mark before Matthias earned her third point of the day on a goal at 14:49. With just 20 seconds left in the middle period, Reilly tallied her second score, giving the Crusaders a 5-0 edge at the second intermission.
  • Second period shots were 13-5 in favor of Holy Cross, while Manhattanville went 0-1 on the power play and Holy Cross went 0-2.
  • Before the final buzzer, the Crusaders netted two more goals to complete the shutout.
  • Sophomore defender Jackie Gellner recorded her second goal of the season 13:13 into the third period, as sophomore forward Sam Girard captured a power play goal with under two minutes left to play, as Holy Cross pulled away with the 7-0 victory.

 INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross was led by Bagi and Matthias who each had three points, while Lissner and Reilly both registered two points.
  • The Crusaders outshot Manhattanville, 44-17.
  • Junior goaltender Tessie Salatas picked up the win, making 17 saves to earn her third shutout victory this season. She improves to a 9-3-0 record on the year. Rose Pijaca made 26 stops in the first 40 minutes of the contest and took the loss for Manhattanville.
  • The Crusaders went 1-5 on the power play, while the Valiants went 0-2.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Holy Cross has defeated Manhattanville in the two teams’ past five consecutive meetings.
  • Holy Cross has won 13 of its last 15 games, outscoring its opponents by a 52-16 margin during this span.
  • Scala has tallied at least one point in the last 10 games she has played in. She has 26 points on 13 goals and 13 assists and 49 career points on 26 goals and 23 assists.
  • With her three assists today, Bagi is now ranked seventh all-time in Holy Cross history with 53 career assists.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders return to home ice on Thursday, February 16, when Holy Cross hosts St. Anselm at 7:05 p.m.

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWHockey and on Facebook. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.

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