WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s hockey team downed RIT, 4-0, on Friday night at the Hart Center behind a 29-save shutout effort from Paul Berrafato.
The Crusaders (11-9-7, 10-5-6 AHC) scored five minutes into the game and kept the lead. In the second period, Holy Cross scored a power play goal midway through and ended the period with another goal.
The Crusaders insured the win over the Tigers (9-13-2, 8-9-1 AHC) with a third period goal and a solid defensive effort.
HOW IT HAPPENED
1-0 HC (1st, 5:31, EV): With a flurry in front, Scott Pooley collected a loose puck and shot across the crease. Kevin Darrar collected the puck from below the goal line and fed T.J. Moore in the slot. Moore powered a shot past RIT’s Ian Andriano.
2-0 HC (2nd, 10:14, PP): After cycling the puck in the corner, Michael Laffin sent a pass to T.J. Moore on the half-wall. Moore passed across the zone to Danny Lopez on the point, who then shot through traffic and beat Andriano.
3-0 HC (2nd, 18:11, EV): In the neutral zone, the Crusaders regrouped and Tommy Muratore rushed the puck to send in a shot. Muratore’s shot deflected off of a RIT defender’s skate and right to the stick of a trailing Michael Laffin. The junior forward fired a shot to the top left corner from the hash marks.
4-0 HC (3rd, 14:55, EV): In a broken play in the neutral zone, T.J. Moore fed Peter Crinella, who then sent Kevin Darrar on a breakaway. While being chased down by two RIT defenders, Darrar shot top-shelf past Andriano.
T.J. Moore recorded his first three-point game and third multi-point game of the season.
Danny Lopez scored his third power play goal of the season.
Lopez also recorded his fifth goal in his last five games.
With two assists, Scott Pooley hit the 30-point mark on the season.