Women's Hockey on the Road Against Saint Anselm
WOMEN’S HOCKEY ON THE ROAD AGAINST SAINT ANSELM
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will travel to Manchester, N.H. for a NEWHA game against the Saint Anselm Hawks Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
HOLY CROSS HEADLINES
• The Crusaders are 6-5-1 on the season after dropping one game to Dartmouth, 4-3, Nov. 24.
• Julie Matthias notched two goals against the Big Green and recorded her second multi-goal game in a row after scoring two goals against Harvard the week before. She was named the NEWHA’s Player of the Week for play Nov. 20-25.
• Kara Violette assisted Matthias on all four goals. Violette recorded at least one assist in the last three games and has tallied at least one point in eight consecutive games. She is tied for fourth in points scored in the NEWHA.
• Antonia Matzka is ranked fourth in the NEWHA for defenseman scoring (2-7-9). Tori Messina is ranked sixth (3-4-7).
• The Crusaders have posted an 84.8% succes rate on the penalty kill (28-33), which leads the NEWHA.
• Julia Pelletier has recorded a .906 save percentage and is 4-1-1 on the season.
• Tessie Salatas has recorded six career shutouts, which ranks second in the league. Salatas also posted a shutout against Harvard on Nov. 18.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Julie Matthias leads the Crusaders in goals with five through 12 games.
• Kara Violette leads the team in points (3-11-14).
• Julia Pelletier has played in six games, leading the Crusaders to a 4-1-1 mark. Pelletier holds a .906 save percentage and a 2.14 goals against average.
• Salatas has played in six games for 338:54 minutes and owns a .888 save percentage and 3.19 goals against average. She holds a 2-4-0 record.
• Salatas led the Crusaders to a 2-0 victory for their first Division I win in program history.
• The Crusaders are ranked third in the NEWHA with 43 goals.
• Holy Cross has a conversion rate of 24.3% on the powerplay and has a 85% succes rate for the penalty kill. Both rank second in the NEWHA.
• Violette leads the NEWHA in career points with 107.
VIOLETTE & MATTHIAS IN SYNC
• Julie Matthias has scored four goals in her last two games, and has recorded at least one point in three of her last four games. She leads the team with five goals.
• Violette has assisted Matthias on her last four goals.
• The senior forward has also recorded at least one assist in the last three games and has tallied at least one point in eight-consecutive games.
• The Crusaders faced the Big Green on Nov. 24 in Hanover, N.H. for their last Division I game of the season. Holy Cross fell 4-3.
• Tessie Salatas recorded 24 saves.
• Three different Crusaders tallied two points against the Big Green. Matthias scored two goals, Violette notched two assists and Emily Lissner recorded one goal and one assist.
SCOUTING SAINT ANSELM
• The Saint Anselm Hawks stand at 10-1-0 on the season.
• They dropped one game to Bowdoin on Dec. 2 losing 3-2.
• Kaley Campbell leads Saint Anselm with eight goals, nine assits for 17 points. She has scored five power play goals this season, which leads the NEWHA.
• Saint Anselm ranks first on the penalty kill with a 93.9% success rate and has had a 32.7% on the power play.
• In the net for the Hawks is Maddie Scavotto, who has a .949 save percentage and a 0.72 goals against average.
• Saint Anselm finished last season with a 22-2-3 record.
• This will be the 37th time the Crusaders have faced the Hawks.
LAST TIME AGAINST THE HAWKS
• The Crusaders lost 3-2 in overtime to the Hawks in NEHC Championship Feb. 26, 2017.
• Lissner scored the first goal for the Crusaders.
• Violette scored the equalizer with 14 seconds left in the final period to send the game into overtime.
• Saint Anselm’s Maura Kieft scored a power play goal to give the Hawks the win.
HOLY CROSS AGAINST DIVISION I COMPETITION
• To start the 2017-2018 season, Holy Cross played two home games against the RIT Tigers, coming away with a tie Oct. 6 (2-2, OT) and a loss Oct. 7 (3-2).
• Katie MacCuaig scored her first career goal against the Tigers in the tie.
• Maeve Reilly had one goal in each game against RIT.
• The Crusaders then traveled to Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 13 to play an exhibition game against the Dartmouth Big Green. Holy Cross lost in their second overtime game of the season, 3-2.
• Danielle Doherty and Reilly each netted one goal against the Big Green.
• Holy Cross played the University of New Hampshire Oct. 14 and lost 9-1.
• On Nov. 17, Holy Cross and Harvard met in Cambridge for the first game of a home-and-home series. The Crimson took the first game, 8-3.
• Julia Pellieter recorded a career-high 49 saves against Harvard in the loss.
• On Nov. 18, Holy Cross hosted Harvard and shutout the Crimson, 2-0, for their first Division I victory in program history.
• Tessie Salatas recorded 32 saves in the win against Harvard and recorded her sixth career shutout.
• Julie Matthias scored both goals for the Crusaders.
• “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.
• The Crusaders went back to Hanover, N.H. for their final Division I game this season against Dartmouth.
• Holy Cross lost, 4-3, as Julie Matthias scored two goals for her second multi-goal game this season. Violette assisted on both goals.
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.