Women's Ice Hockey Set For Two Non-Conference Games This Week
Overall: 6-3-1 (4-3-1 ECAC East); Last Week: 1-1-0
Schedule: Tuesday, Dec. 4 vs. Connecticut College, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7 at Bowdoin, Brunswick, Maine, 7:00 p.m.
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 3, St. Michael's 2, Worcester, Mass., 12/1
Norwich 4, Holy Cross 1, Worcester, Mass., 12/2
- The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team will conclude its current six-game home stand this week before hitting the road for one final contest before a month-long break for the holidays. The Crusaders will host Connecticut College tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:00 p.m. and travel to Bowdoin on Friday, Dec. 7, for a 7:00 p.m. slate.
- Connecticut College is currently 2-2-1 on the season and is coming off a win at home on Saturday (12/1) against Hamilton. The Camels are led by senior Ariel DiPasquale who has three goals and one assist for four points. In goal, senior Amy Leichliter and sophomore Kelsie Fralick have split time this season with Leichliter making 75 saves in three games for a .938 save percentage and Fralick making 77 saves in two games for a save percentage of .962.
- Bowdoin is off to a quick start this season with a record of 3-1-0 defeating UMass Boston (11/20) and sweeping Colby (11/30-12/1) last weekend. The team's lone loss came in the first game of the season to a nationally ranked Plattsburgh (11/17) squad. The Polar Bears are led by sophomore Schuyler Nardelli who has netted a team-high five goals on the season for five points. Senior goaltender Tara Connolly has seen the most time in the crease having made 62 saves in three games and holds a .899 save percentage.
- The Crusaders are coming off a 3-2 victory over St. Michael's (12/1) and 4-1 defeat to Norwich (12/2). Sophomore Rachel Miller (Jackson, Mich.) lit the lamp for the game-winner against the Purple Knights with just 1:48 remaining in the game. Senior Rebecca O'Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) scored the lone goal against Norwich.
- O'Quinn and senior Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) are now tied for the team lead with 10 points. O'Quinn has netted five goals and added five assists while English has scored two goals with a team-high eight assists. Sophomore Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) leads the team with six goals.
- The Crusaders have now netted four power play goals at home this season. Every time the Holy Cross women's hockey team scores a power play goal in the Hart Center money pledged will benefit PINK Revolution. PINK Revolution is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer. Its mission is to support early detection and prevention strategies, fund clinical research advancements and promote survivorship programs in Central Mass. through its affiliation with the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center. For more information and to donate go here: http://www.powerplaypointsforpink.com/.
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