SEAHAWK WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY RESULTS
Holy Cross 3, Salve Regina 1
Middletown, Rhode Island - St. George's
Friday, February 10, 2017
Visiting Holy Cross scored three unanswered goals after trailing 1-0 to capture a 3-1 victory over the Salve Regina University women's ice hockey team in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) action Friday.
Series and Streaks
This was the 30th meeting between the teams. Holy Cross now own a 28-1-1 record in the all-time series.
Three Stars of the Game
1 - Salve Regina sophomore Jennifer O'Connell (Marstons Mills, Mass.) - made 47 saves in the loss. O'Connell stood on her head for the Seahawks, keeping them in the game despite being heavily outshot.
2 - Holy Cross junior Kara Violette (Greene, Maine) - scored in the second period to give the Crusaders their first lead.
3 - Holy Cross freshman Marcia LaPlante (Waasis, New Brunswick) - stopped 19 shots while allowing just one goal to improve to 7-0-0 on the season.
The Seahawks had taken a 1-0 lead on a short-handed goal by Amanda Cronin (Medfield, Mass.) then went on a powerplay, looking to expand their lead. The Seahakws could not organize the powerplay however, eventually committing a penalty of their own towards the end of the man advantage The Crusaders capitalized right away, when Tori Messina (Hingham, Mass.) scored on a blast from the point to tie the game and take the wind out of the Seahawks sails. A minute later the Seahawks couldn't clear out players from in front of O'Connell and after making two stops, she gave up a rebound in front to Kara Violette who scored to give the Crusaders the lead.
- Elizabeth Scala (Rumford, R.I.) scored 29 seconds into the third to shock the Seahawks out of the locker room, and make it 3-1 in favor of the visitors.
- The Seahawks lone goal came shorthanded when Taylor Chisholm (Discovery Bay, Calif.) collected a puck at center ice and carried it over the blue line. Wasting no time she snapped it on the net forcing LaPlante to stop the shot with her pads. The puck ricocheted right in front to Cronin who was crashing the net and she buried the second chance to give the Seahawks a 1-0 lead in the second period.
- The Seahawks were outshot 36-5 after their goal, and 50-20 overall in the game.
- Salve Regina finished the night 0-for-5 on the powerplay while the Crusaders went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Salve Regina (4-17-1, 3-10-1NEHC) - Saturday, February 11 vs Nichols, 7 p.m.
Holy Cross (19-3-0, 12-2-0 NEHC) - Saturday, February 11 at Manhattanville, 3 p.m.