Women's Ice Hockey To Take On Two ECAC East Opponents This Weekend

Alyssa Ruhland

Overall: 12-4-5 (6-3-5 ECAC East)
Schedule: Friday, Feb. 8 at Nichols, Burrillville, R.I., 7:40 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 10 at Manhattanville, Stamford, Conn., 4:30 p.m.
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 2, Saint Anselm 2, Worcester, Mass., 2/1
Holy Cross 1, UMass Boston 1, Worcester, Mass., 2/2

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team will begin a four-game road trip to close out the 2012-2013 regular season this weekend beginning with Nichols on Friday, Feb. 8, in Burrillville, R.I. at 7:40 p.m. The Crusaders will then travel to Stamford, Conn. to face Manhattanville on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Nichols is 3-17-1 on the season and 1-12-1 in the ECAC East. The Bison's last win came on Jan. 18 versus St. Michael's at home in overtime, 3-2, and tied UMass Boston on the road on Jan. 25, 2-2. Nichols is led by sophomore Grace Murphy who has 14 goals and seven assists for 21 points. Freshman Nia Kelly has played 12 games in goal and holds a record of 3-8-0 and save percentage of .857.
  • Manhattanville currently holds a record of 13-7-1 overall and 11-2-1 in the ECAC East and will host Salve Regina on Friday, Feb. 8, before the Crusaders head to Stamford. The Valiants are coming off two wins last weekend against Castleton State (2/1) by a score of 2-0 and New England College (2/2) by a score of 3-0. Senior Katie Little leads the team with 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points. Junior Mary Evans holds a record of 8-6-1 in 15 games between the pipes with a 1.99 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.
  • Holy Cross has not lost a game in 2013. The Crusaders' last loss came on Dec. 7 at Bowdoin, 4-1.  Since returning to the ice on Jan. 18 at the Rutland Herald Invitational versus Sacred Heart, Holy Cross is 5-0-4. The team's total of five ties this season marks a new single-season team-high in Holy Cross women's ice hockey program history.
  • Sophomore Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) continues to lead the team in points with 19 on a team-high eight goals and 11 assists. Senior Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) is second in points with 18 on four goals and a team-high 14 assists.  Kati Goguen (Acton, Mass.) leads all Holy Cross freshmen in scoring with five goals and seven assists for 12 points and is tied for fifth in rookie scoring in the ECAC East. She earned her third ECAC East Rookie of the Week award for her performance last week, making it the first time any Holy Cross freshman has earned three Rookie of the Week awards in one season since 2008-2009.
  • The Crusaders scored six power play goals at home this season. Every time the Holy Cross women's hockey team scored a power play goal in the Hart Center money pledged also went to PINK Revolution, 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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