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Women's Hockey on the Road Against Sacred Heart

Holy Cross Athletics   01-25-2018
Holy Cross (11-5-2, 10-1-1 NEWHA)
vs. Sacred Heart 
(19-5-0, 8-4-0 NEWHA)
Dates • Time: Jan. 26, 27 • 7:30, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Shelton, Conn.
Arena: Sports Center of Connecticut
Series: HC, 23-12-1
Last Meeting: HC 1, SH 2 (11/12/17)
Last HC Win: HC 2, SH 1 (11/11/17)
First Meeting: HC 0, SH 5 (11/18/2000)
Live Stats: Jan. 26Jan. 27
Twitter: @HCrossWHockey
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Tale of the Tape
HC SH
4.39 Goals/Game 4.96
1.89 Goals Allowed/Game 1.42
36.7 Shots/Game 41.5
2.9 Penalties/Game 2.7
28.8% Power Play 15.2%
88.0% Penalty Kill 83.1%

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WOMEN’S HOCKEY ON THE ROAD AGAINST SACRED HEART
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will travel to Shelton, Conn. for two games against the Sacred Heart Pioneers.

AUTISM AWARENESS FUNDRAISER
• The Crusaders are conducting a fundraiser for autism awareness. The team has partnered with Autism Speaks, an organization that promotes solutions for the needs of people affected by autism and their families.
• To donate, please click here.
• The Autism Awareness game will take place at the Hart Center on Feb. 9 against Franklin Pierce.

HOLY CROSS HEADLINES
• The Crusaders are 11-5-2 on the season after two wins against the Saint Michael’s Purple Knights.
• Holy Cross is ranked second in NCAA Division I in scoring offense with 4.39 goals per game.
• The Crusaders scored 16 goals against Saint Michael’s on Jan. 19 and 20 from eight different players, including Katie MacCuaig, who recorded her first career hat trick.
• Holy Cross has won five-consecutive games with three shutouts in a row.
Emily Lissner notched her second hat trick of the season.
• Lissner had five points on the weekend and leads the team with 12 goals.
• The Crusaders have posted an 88% succes rate on the penalty kill (44-50), which ranks second in the NEWHA.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Emily Lissner leads the Crusaders in goals with 12 through 18 games.
Kara Violette leads the team with 27 points on nine goals and 18 assists.
• Violette is second in the NEWHA in assists with 18. Violette ranks fourth in Holy Cross career points with 120.
Julia Pelletier has started 10 games, earing a 7-1-2 record. Pelletier holds a .931 save percentage and a 1.37 goals against average, which is good for second in the NEWHA and fourth in the nation.
• The Crusaders are ranked second in the NEWHA with 79 goals.
• Holy Cross has a conversion rate of 28.8% on the powerplay (15/52), which ranks first in the NEWHA and first in the nation.

CRUSADERS IN GOAL
Julia Pelletier has recorded three shutouts on the season and ranks fourth in the nation with a 1.37 goals against average.
• Pelletier is ranked second in the NEWHA with a .931 save percentage.
Tessie Salatas has recorded six career shutouts, which ranks second in the league. Salatas posted a shutout against Harvard on Nov. 18.

BLEED VIOLETTE
Kara Violette played in her 100th career game against Saint Michael’s on Jan. 20.
• Violette leads the team in points (9-18-27), which ranks third overall in the NEWHA, after tallying three goals and two assists on the weekend.
• She is second in the NEWHA in career points with 120.
• The senior forward is ranked second in the league in assists with 18, which also leads the team.
• She has recorded at least one point in 13 of the Crusaders’ last 14 games.
• The senior forward has had multi-point games in four of the last five.

LISSNER LIGHTING IT UP
• Senior forward Emily Lissner recorded her second hat trick of the season against Saint Michael’s on Jan. 19.
• Lissner leads the team with 12 goals, which is a career high.
• She has scored at least one goal in four out of the last five games.
• Lissner was also named NEWHA Player of the Week for play Jan. 14-20.

VIOLETTE-MATTHIAS-REILLY
• Since Nov. 17, the Violette, Matthias and Reilly line has contributed on 28 of 44 goals.
• Six out of the last seven goals scored by Matthias have been assisted by Violette or Reilly.

RECAPPING SAINT MICHAEL’S
• The Crusaders defeated the Purple Knights, 10-0, on Jan. 19 and 6-0 on Jan. 20.
• Eight different Crusaders scored with Lissner and freshman Kaite MacCuiag recording hat tricks.
• Holy Cross went 2-2 on the power play through the two games against Saint Michael’s.
• The Crusaders won 60% of the faceoffs.

SCOUTING SACRED HEART
• The Pioneers stand at 19-5-0 on the season.
• Sacred Heart will host Holy Cross after two wins against Post, winning10-0 and 4-0.
• The Pioneers lead the nation in total goals scored with 119.
• Sacred Heart has an 83.1% success rate on the penalty kill.
• Their last loss was against Saint Michael’s, 1-0, on Jan. 12.

PIONEERS TO WATCH
• Taylor Moreland leads the Pioneers and the NEWHA in point scoring (23-26-49).
• Moreland is ranked in the top five in the nation in goals, points and assits per game.
• She averages 0.96 goals per game, which ranks fourth in the nation. In point scoring, she averages 2.04 per game, which is also good for fourth in the nation.
• Moreland leads the Pioneers averaging 1.08 assists per game, which is ranked fifth in the nation.

LAST TIME AGAINST SACRED HEART
• Holy Cross spilt a two-game series with Sacred Heart on Nov. 11 and 12.
• The Crusaders won the first game, 2-1, with goals from Antonia Matzka and Kara Violette.
• Sacred Heart won the second game, 2-1. Taylor Moreland and Katie Stueve scored for the Pioneers.

PREPARATION FOR HOCKEY EAST
• To start the 2017-2018 season, Holy Cross played two home games against the RIT Tigers, coming away with a tie on Oct. 6 (2-2, OT) and a loss on Oct. 7 (3-2).
Katie MacCuaig scored her first career goal against the Tigers in the tie.
• 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.

DIVISION I PLAY THROUGH NOVEMBER
• 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.


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