Nov. 11, 2011
WORCESTER, Mass. – With a pair of goals in the first period then an empty-netter in the third, the College of Holy Cross (3-0-0. 2-0-0 ECAC East) defeated women’s ice hockey (1-3-1, 0-2-1 ECAC East) by the final score of 3-0 Friday evening at Hart Center.
Leading Holy Cross to the conference win was Stacey Hochkins, who notched two of the three goals. She broke the scoreless draw in the 10th minute of the first on the power-play. Less than 30 seconds later, Holy Cross extended their lead to 2-0 with an even strength goal from Rachel Miller.
Rebecca O’Quinn assisted both of Holy Cross’ first two goals. After the two early goals by Holy Cross the, Beacons would settle down, and hold their Division II rivals scoreless for the remainder of the first, and all of the second period. In the third, the Beacons would combine for eight shots, and just as time began to wind down, pulled senior goalie Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, Conn.) to put an extra forward on the ice.
Unfortunately, Holy Cross would pick-up the loose puck send it down the ice, where it found the empty net to secure the 3-0 victory. The goal belonged to Hockins, who currently leads the team this season with six goals and eight points.
Hallett, combined for 32 saves in Friday’s contest, while her Holy Cross counterpart Krista Manzanares recorded 22 stops.
Combined UMass tallied 22 shots and was 0-for-6 on the power-play. Sarahanne Cavolo (Roxbury, N.H.) led the Beacons offense with a combined five shots. For Holy Cross they ended the night with 35 shots and were 1-for-3 on the power-play.
Women’s hockey returns to action tomorrow when they travel to Salve Regina University for a 7 p.m. ECAC East conference game.