February 2, 2013

Women’s Hockey Skates to 1-1 Draw at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – With a Kelsey MacIsaac (Durham, N.H.) power-play goal at 14:45 in the third period women's hockey was able to salvage a 1-1 ECAC East tie with the College of Holy Cross Saturday afternoon at the Hart Recreation Center.

MacIsaac's game-tying tally helps the Beacons to close out the weekend with a 0-1-1 record as they now hold an overall record of 8-10-4, 5-6-4 in the ECAC East.  For the Crusaders they now hold a 12-4-5 mark overall, while in the conference they now stand at 6-3-5.

Saturday's draw marked the first time that the Beacons have tied Holy Cross in both of their meetings in the series history.  The two teams skated to a 2-2 draw in November at the Clark Athletic Center.  The series record now stands at 6-10-3 since their first meeting in 2004. 

Both of Saturday's goals came late in the third period, with Holy Cross scoring on a Devon Ball tally to make it 1-0.  One minute 45 seconds later, MacIsaac took advantage of a Holy Cross checking penalty, which gave UMB the man-up opportunity.

Setting up the score was Katie Loiselle (Glocester, R.I.) and Sarahanne Cavolo (Roxbury, N.H.).  Between the pipes freshman goalie Casey Schaejbe (Arlington, Mass.) had one of her best showings of her young career as she made 28 saves. 

UMass finished the contest with a combined 16 shots on goal, while the Crusaders posted 29 shots.  Holy Cross led all three periods first outshooting the Beacons 8-6 in the first, then 10-3 in the second, and 10-6 in the third.  In the overtime period, both teams tallied one shot on goal.

On the power-play UMB finished 1-for-4, while their penalty kill held the Crusaders to 0-for-5 on the day.

Women's Hockey returns to action next Saturday when they host Saint Anselm College at 1 p.m.