Women's Hockey to Face Post for Two
WOMEN’S HOCKEY TO FACE POST FOR TWO
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will travel to Shelton, Conn. to play the Post Eagles for two games. The puck drop is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2 and 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3.
AUTISM AWARENESS FUNDRAISER
• The Crusaders are conducting a fundraiser for autism awareness. The team has partnered with Autism Speaks, an organization that promotes solutions for the needs of people affected by autism and their families.
• To donate, please visit this link.
• The Autism Awareness game will take place at the Hart Center on Feb. 9 against Franklin Pierce.
HOLY CROSS HEADLINES
• The Crusaders are 11-6-3 on the season after a loss and a tie to Sacred Heart.
• Holy Cross is in second place with 22 points in the NEWHA.
• Julie Matthias and Victoria Young scored for the Crusaders with Kara Violette, Katie MacCuiag and Grace Peluso recording helpers.
• Julia Pelletier made 43 saves through two games against Sacred Heart.
• The Crusaders have posted an 86% succes rate on the penalty kill (49-57), which ranks second in the NEWHA.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Emily Lissner leads the Crusaders in goals with 12.
• Kara Violette leads the team with 28 points on nine goals and 19 assists.
• Violette is second in the NEWHA in assists with 19. The senior forward ranks fourth in Holy Cross career points with 121. She also is ranked fifth in the NEWHA in power play goals with four.
• Antonia Matzka leads the defensive core for Holy Cross on 13 points from three goals and 10 assists.
• Julia Pelletier has started 12 games, earing a 7-2-3 record. Pelletier holds a .928 save percentage and a 1.47 goals against average, which is good for second in the NEWHA and fourth in the nation.
• The Crusaders are ranked second in the NEWHA with 81 goals.
• Holy Cross has a conversion rate of 26.3% on the powerplay (15/57), which ranks second in the NEWHA and second in the nation.
CRUSADERS IN GOAL
• Julia Pelletier has recorded three shutouts on the season and ranks fourth in the nation with a 1.47 goals against average.
• Pelletier is ranked third in the NEWHA with a .928 save percentage.
• Tessie Salatas has recorded six career shutouts, which ranks second in the league. Salatas posted a shutout against Harvard on Nov. 18.
•Kara Violette played in her 100th career game against Saint Michael’s on Jan. 20.
• Violette leads the team in points (9-19-28), which ranks third overall in the NEWHA. She recorded an assist against Sacred Heart on Friday, Jan. 26.
• She is second in the NEWHA in career points with 121.
• The senior forward is ranked second in the league in assists with 19, which also leads the team.
• She has recorded at least one point in 14 of the Crusaders’ last 16 games.
LISSNER LIGHTING IT UP
• Senior forward Emily Lissner recorded her second hat trick of the season against Saint Michael’s on Jan. 19.
• Lissner leads the team with 12 goals, which is a career high.
• Lissner was also named NEWHA Player of the Week for play Jan. 14-20.
• Since Nov. 17, the Violette, Matthias and Reilly line has contributed on 29 of 46 goals.
• Seven out of the last eight goals scored by Matthias have been assisted by Violette or Reilly.
• Emily Lissner led the Crusaders in goals during the month of January with nine.
• Violette recorded 14 points on six goals and eight assists through seven games.
RECAPPING SACRED HEART
• On Friday, Jan. 26, the Crusaders lost, 3-1, to the Pioneers.
• Julie Matthias had the lone goal from Kara Violette.
• Holy Cross gave up their first power play goal since Jan. 6 against Post.
• On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Crusaders and Pioneers tied, 1-1.
• Victoria Young scored from Grace Peluso and Katie MacCuaig.
• This was the first overtime game the Crusaders have played since Dec. 8 against Saint Anselm. In overtime games, Holy Cross is 0-1-2 on the season.
• The Eagles stand at 2-20-2 on the season and 0-14-0 in the NEWHA.
• Ann Margaret Disciscio leads Post with 11 points on eight goals and three assists.
LAST TIME AGAINST POST
• Holy Cross defeated Post, 11-1 and 8-1, on Jan. 5 and 6.
• Nine different Crusaders scored on Jan. 5.
• Lissner recorded her second hat trick of the season in the 8-1 victory.
PREPARATION FOR HOCKEY EAST
• To start the 2017-2018 season, Holy Cross played two home games against the RIT Tigers, coming away with a tie on Oct. 6 (2-2, OT) and a loss on Oct. 7 (3-2).
• Katie MacCuaig scored her first career goal against the Tigers in the tie.
• The Crusaders then traveled to Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 13 to play an exhibition game against the Dartmouth Big Green. Holy Cross lost in their second overtime game of the season, 3-2.
• Danielle Doherty and Reilly each netted one goal against the Big Green.
• Holy Cross played the University of New Hampshire Oct. 14 and lost 9-1.
DIVISION I PLAY THROUGH NOVEMBER
• On Nov. 17, Holy Cross and Harvard met in Cambridge for the first game of a home-and-home series. The Crimson took the first game, 8-3.
• Julia Pellieter recorded a career-high 49 saves against Harvard in the loss.
• On Nov. 18, Holy Cross hosted Harvard and shutout the Crimson, 2-0, for their first Division I victory in program history.
• Tessie Salatas recorded 32 saves in the win against Harvard and recorded her sixth career shutout.
• “In my long career of coaching hockey, this is one of the biggest wins for me and this program,” said heach coach Peter Van Buskirk on the win against Harvard.
• The Crusaders went back to Hanover, N.H. for their final Division I game this season against Dartmouth.
• Holy Cross lost, 4-3, as Julie Matthias scored two goals for her second multi-goal game this season. Violette assisted on both goals.
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.