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PSU Women’s Ice Hockey falls to Holy Cross

            WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Louise Hillen (Minnetonka, Minn.) scored her first two collegiate goals Tuesday night as the Holy Cross women's hockey team defeated Plymouth State University, 7-1, in an ECAC Women's East Conference game at the Hart Center.

            The Crusaders improve to 3-1-1 overall (2-1-0 ECAC), while the Panthers fall to 0-3-0 (0-3-0 ECAC). PSU did get on the board with its first goal of the season.

            The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Hillen knocked in the puck from in front of the net. Junior Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) increased the Holy Cross lead to 2-0 when she fired in her own rebound.

            Plymouth State made it a 2-1 game at 3:41 into the second period when junior Amanda Kreamer (Lynn, Mass.) scored a power play goal on a slap shot from just inside the blue line. Sophomore Alyssa Hovanec (Marlborough, Conn.) and freshman Elizabeth Murray (Woburn, Mass.) picked up assists on the play.  Freshman Colleen Krmpotich (Minneapolis, Minn.) netted her first collegiate goal to give Holy Cross a two-goal lead back (3-1) at the end of two periods.

            Sophomore Kathryn Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) increased the Holy Cross lead to 4-1 at 6:19 into the third period. Freshman Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) made it a 5-1 game at the 11:41 mark with her first collegiate goal.  Senior Allie DeAngelis (Framingham, Mass.) scored a power play goal at 17:21, while Hillen netted her second goal of the game at 18:19 for the 7-1 final.

            Holy Cross freshman goalie Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) made seven saves in the first two periods to earn the win and improve to 3-1-1 on the season, while freshman Alicia Lew (Brookline, Mass.) stopped three shots in the third period.

            Junior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) had another busy night in the Panther goal, stopping 65 shots. The Crusaders outshot the Panthers by a 72-11 margin, while each team went 1-7 on the power play.

            The Crusaders return to action next Tuesday, Nov. 27, when they travel to New London, Conn., to take on Connecticut College (7:00 p.m.)  The Panthers are back on the ice in 10 days, Friday, Nov. 30, with an ECAC East contest against the University of Southern Maine at Waterville Valley Ice Arena (6:00 p.m.)

(Courtesy of Holy Cross Sports Information)

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