Nov. 12, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Junior forward Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, MI) netted a goal and assisted on two others to lead the College of the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 4-1, this afternoon in an Eastern College Athletic Conference East contest at the Clark Athletic Center rink on the campus of UMass Boston. The Crusaders improve to 3-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in ECAC East play, while the Beacons fall to 1-2-0 and 1-2-0.
Hochkins set up Holy Cross' first score of the day when she combined with sophomore forward Caroline English (Dorchester, MA) to locate senior forward Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, SK) for her fourth tally of the season just 3:25 into the contest. That would be the only goal of the period. Hochkins collected her second helper of the afternoon with a feed on the power play to English, who wristed a shot into the top left corner of the back of the net for her second goal of the year. The score gave the Crusaders a 3-1 lead at the 7:04 mark of the third period. Holy Cross got an insurance goal less than three minutes later on the power play. Freshman defenseman Amanda Gallagher (Park Ridge, IL) found Hochkins for a slap shot blast that sailed high into the back of the net for her third marker of the season at 9:55 of the final period for a 4-1 score that would remain until the final whistle.
The Crusaders wasted no time scoring their second goal of the game when senior forward Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, ONT) and sophomore forward Rebecca O'Quinn (Arlington, MA) hooked up with junior forward Nicola Garat (Princeton, NJ) just one minute into the second period for her third tally of the campaign and a 2-0 margin. UMass Boston cut the deficit in half on senior forward Katie Kirwan's (Centerville, MA) first goal of the year with just 4:19 left to play in the middle period.
Senior goaltender Monique Gallant (Antigonish, NS) earned the victory for Holy Cross with 27 saves, while junior goalie Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, CT) stopped 23 shots for the Beacons.
UMass Boston will be in action again tomorrow when it hosts ECAC East foe Salve Regina University at 2:00 p.m. at the Clark Athletic Center rink, while the Crusaders travel to Manchester, NH to take on league opponent Saint Anselm College tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.