Women's Hockey to Play Final Game of 2018 at No. 8 Providence
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will play its final game before the new year this Friday, Dec. 7 at No. 8 Providence at 6:00 p.m.
• The Crusaders picked up their first Hockey East win in program history in their first-ever upset of a top-five team when they knocked off then-No. 5 Northeastern, 5-3, last Friday, Nov. 30 at the Hart Center.
• Julie Matthias led Holy Cross with four points in the game, coming from four assists. She was named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week for her performance.
• Rachel Moore scored her first and second collegiate goals to help the Crusaders to the historic win. Carlie Magier, Amanda Kewer, and Maeve Reilly all also found the back of the net against the Huskies, with Antonia Matzka, Emma Lange, and Magier picking up assists.
• Jada Brenon stopped 34 shots in the contest and earned ckSmithSuperior Crusader of the Week honors for her efforts.
• Magier now leads the team with five goals and six points. Matthias and Lange are tied with a team-high four assists.
Scouting the Friars
• Providence has been led this season by Maureen Murphy and her 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points. The next closest Friar has 15 points.
• Madison Myers has started all but two games in between the pipes for the Friars, posting a 1.15 goals against average and a .949 save percentage.
• Providence has scored on 21.6% of its power plays and killed 91.1% of its penalities.
Last Time Against Providence
• In their first meeting, the Crusaders fell to the Friars, 5-0, in Providence. It was Holy Cross’ first ever Hockey East game.
• Sara Hjalmarsson recorded a hat trick in the game for Providence.
• Brenon made a then-career-high 49 saves for the Crusaders.
Recapping Last Week
• Holy Cross split a pair of games against then-No. 5 Northeastern.
• The Crusaders won their first ever Hockey East game, 5-3, in their first upset of a top-five team on Friday.
• The Huskies got their revenge in a 3-0 win over Holy Cross on Sunday.
Top of the Class
• While the top scorer on the team is a freshman in Magier, the seniors have the top overall point total out of any class.
• Six seniors have recorded atleast one point for a total of eight goals, ten assists, and 18 points with Kewer and Matthias leading the charge with five points each.
• The freshmen are next as a class with four student-athletes combining for a total of six goals and seven assists for 13 points. Magier has six of those points, while four belong to Lange.
• The game against Providence will mark the Crusaders final matchup of 2018. They will have a few weeks off from game action before returning in the new year at UConn on Jan. 4.
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