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Women's Hockey Faces Harvard in Home-and-Home

Holy Cross Athletics   11-16-2017
Holy Cross (5-3-1)
vs. Harvard 
(3-1-1, 3-1-1 ECAC)
Dates • Time: Nov. 16-17 • 6 p.m./2:05p.m.
Location:

Cambridge, Mass. • Worcester, Mass.

Arena: Bright Landry Hockey Center • Hart Center
Series: 0-0-0
Live Stats: Nov. 17 • Nov. 18
Video: Nov. 17Nov. 18
Live Tweets: @HCrossWHockey
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Tale of the Tape
HC H
3.89 Goals/Game 3.20
6.33 Goals Allowed/Game 4.60
35.6 Shots/Game 32.4
2.9 Penalties/Game 4.8
24.1% Power Play 21.1%
88.0% Penalty Kill 77.3%

PDF Game Notes

HOLY CROSS FACES HARVARD IN HOME-AND-HOME
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will travel to Cambridge, Mass. to face Harvard Friday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. and will play the Crimson again at home Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2:05 p.m.

HOLY CROSS HEADLINES
• The Crusaders are 5-3-1 on the season after splitting with Sacred Heart. The Crusaders defeated the Pioneers, 2-1(Nov. 11) and lost, 2-1 (Nov. 12).
Kara Violette leads the Crusaders with nine points through nine games on the season (3-6-9). The senior forward also recorded her 100th career point against Sacred Heart on Saturday, Nov. 11 with an assist to Antonia Matzka.
• Violette also scored a power play goal from Matzka and Sam Girard in the second matchup against the Pioneers.
Julia Pelletier has a .939 save percentage, averaging 0.98 goals against with a 4-0-1 record.
• Before the loss against the Pioneers, the Crusaders won five straight games, outscoring opponents 30-6.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Kelsey Goostrey and Katie McCuaig lead the Crusaders in goals with four each.
• Violette and Matzka lead the Crusaders with six assists each.
• Freshman Julia Pelletier has defended the net for Holy Cross in 57.6% of the games and is 4-0-1 on the season. Pelletier has a .939 save percentage and a 0.98 goals against average.
• The Crusaders are second in the NEWHA with 35 goals.
• Holy Cross is 24% on the powerplay and has a 88% succes rate for the penalty kill through nine games.
• Violette leads the NEWHA in career points with 102.

RECAPPING SACRED HEART
• The Crusaders hosted a two-game series with the Sacred Heart Pioneers Nov. 11 and 12.
• Holy Cross took the first game 2-1, with goals from Violette and Antonia Matzka. The Crusaders dropped the second game, 2-1.
• In the first game, the Crusaders recorded 30 shots on goal while the Pioneers recorded 22.
• Violette led the Crusaders with two goals and one assist on Saturday.
• Violette notched another goal on the power play against the Pioneers in the second game.
• The Crusaders went 1-2 and 1-1 on the power play through the two matchups.
• Pelletier recorded 21 saves against the Pioneers in the first game. Tessie Salatas was in the net in the second game and recorded 22 saves.

SCOUTING HARVARD
• The Harvard Crimson stand at 3-1-1 on the season.
• Harvard started conference play early in the season after an exhibition game with McGill.
• The Crimson recorded wins agaist Dartmouth, 4-1, Princeton, 3-2, and Brown, 6-3.
• They lost one game against Quinnipiac, 2-1.
• Harvard has a 77.3% success rate on the penalty kill and went 21.1% on the power play through five games.
• In the net for the Crimson is Beth Larcom who has a .925 save percentage, averaging 1.98 goals against.
• Harvard finished last season with a 5-19-5 record.
• This will be the first matchup between the Crusaders and the Crimson.

CRUSADERS AGAINST DI COMPETITION
• The Crusaders traveled to Dartmouth on Oct. 14 to face the Big Green. Holy Cross lost, 3-2, in overtime with goals from Reilly and Doherty.
• This was the first matchup between the Crusaders and the Big Green. The teams will play again Nov. 24.
• Holy Cross also hosted the Chinese National team in an exhibition Oct. 18.
• The Crusaders lost to the Chinese National team, 3-1, with a goal from MaCuaig.
• Pelletier was in the net for the Crusaders and recorded 36 saves.
• The Crusaders will be transistioning from the Division III NEHC into the Division I Women’s Hockey East Conference next year, for the 2018-19 season.

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CRUSADER STAFF
• The team welcomes new associate head coach Katie Lachapelle. She came to Holy Cross after nine seasons working as an assistant coach at Boston University from 2008-2017.
Michaela Tosone also joins the staff as the new director of operations. Tosone graduated from UMass Amherst where she was a member of the women’s hockey team.


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