Women's Hockey Ready to Face Dartmouth
HOLY CROSS READY TO FACE DARTMOUTH
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will travel to Hanover, N.H. to face Dartmouth Friday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. This will be the final DI opponent the Crusaders will play this season.
HOLY CROSS HEADLINES
• The Crusaders are 6-4-1 on the season after splitting a two-game series with Harvard. The Crusaders defeated the Crimson, 2-0 (Nov. 18) and lost, 8-3 (Nov. 17).
• The 2-0 victory was the first DI win for the Crusaders in program history.
• Tessie Salatas recorded 32 saves in the 2-0 win against Harvard for her sixth career shutout. She was named the NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week for play from Nov. 13-18.
• Julie Matthias scored two goals against the Crimson and has three goals on the season (3-4-7).
• “In my long career of coaching hockey, this is one of the biggest wins for me and this program,” said heach coach Peter Van Buskirk on the win against Harvard.
• Sam Girard, Maeve Reilly and Danielle Doherty scored one goal each in the 8-3 loss against Harvard.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Kelsey Goostrey, Katie McCuaig and Doherty lead the Crusaders in goals with four each.
• Kara Violette leads the team in points (3-9-12).
• Freshman Julia Pelletier has defended the net for Holy Cross in 54.9% of the games and is 4-1-1 on the season. Pelletier has a .906 save percentage and a 2.14 goals against average.
• Salatas has defended the net in 42% of Holy Cross’ games. She has a .893 save percentage and 3.00 goals against average. She is 2-3-0 through the five games she has started.
• The Crusaders are third in the NEWHA with 40 goals.
• Holy Cross is 25.7% on the powerplay and has a 83.9% succes rate for the penalty kill. Both rank second in the NEWHA.
• Violette leads the NEWHA in career points with 105.
• The Crusaders played a home-and-home with the Harvard Crimson, Nov. 17 and 18.
• Holy Cross lost the first game, 8-3.
• In the loss, Julia Pelletier recorded a season-high 49 saves against the Crimson.
• Reilly led the Crusaders in the first game with 2 points, recording a goal and an assist.
• The Crusaders hosted Harvard, Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Hart Center Rink.
• Holy Cross defeated Harvard, 2-0 and captured their first DI win in program history.
• Julie Matthias scored both goals against the Crimson and recorded her first multi-point game and second power play goal of the season.
• Violette had assists on both goals, along with Reilly and Emily Lissner.
• Salatas had 32 saves against the Crimson and recorded her sixth career shutout.
• The Dartmouth Big Green stand at 2-6-0 (1-4-0 ECAC) on the season.
• Dartmouth has dropped their last three games losing to Maine, Yale and Brown.
• The Big Green’s two wins have come against Quinnipiac and Maine.
• Hailey Noronha leads Dartmouth with seven points (2-5-7).
• Harvard has a 71.1% success rate on the penalty kill and went 13.5% on the power play through eight games.
• In the net for the Crimson is Christie Honor who has a .891 save percentage, averaging 4.13 goals against.
• Harvard finished last season with a 7-21-0 record.
• This will be the second time the Crusaders have faced the Big Green.
LAST TIME AGAINST THE BIG GREEN
• The Crusaders played an exhibition game against Dartmouth Oct. 13 and lost 3-2 in overtime.
• Reilly scored the first goal for Holy Cross from Matthias. Doherty found the net in the third period to send the game into extra time.
• The Crusaders lost after Dartmouth’s Cecilia Lopez scored the game-winner with 30 seconds left in the fourth period.
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CRUSADER STAFF
• The team welcomes new associate head coach Katie Lachapelle. She came to Holy Cross after nine seasons working as an assistant coach at Boston University from 2008-2017.
• Michaela Tosone also joins the staff as the new director of operations. Tosone graduated from UMass Amherst where she was a member of the women’s hockey team.