Gorham, Maine – Sophomore forward Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) scored the only goal for the Crusaders as the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 draw against Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon on the road. The Crusaders are now 12-4-3 (6-3-3 ECAC East) while the Huskies are now 4-9-5 (3-6-3 ECAC East).
Fleming got the Crusaders on the board 9:39 into the first period with her team-high eighth goal of the season as sophomore Jessica Frascotti (Needham, Mass.) added an assist on the play. Fleming now has a 18 points on the season to lead Holy Cross and the Crusaders took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Southern Maine tied the game, 1-1, with 14:30 remaining in the second period when Julia Pearl netted her fourth goal of the season. The Crusaders had held a five-on-three advantage after two consecutive penalties on Southern Maine, but just after the first penalty expired, Pearl came out of the box to score just 10 seconds later with 14:30 remaining in the second stanza.
Neither team was able to break the tie in the third period or overtime as the game ended, 1-1. Holy Cross could not take advantage of seven power play opportunities while Southern Maine went 0-2 on their man advantages. The Crusaders outshot the Huskies 31-22 in the game.
Crusader sophomore goaltender Alexandra Stevenson (Norwood, N.Y.) finished with 21 saves and moves to 4-2-3 on the season while Southern Maine goaltender Liz Bergstrom is now 3-5-3.
The women's ice hockey team will return to the Hart Center on Friday, Feb. 1, hosting St. Anselm at 7:00 p.m. It will be the second annual "Pink the Rink" game as the Crusaders will be donning special pink uniforms that will be for sale during and after the game to benefit breast cancer awareness.