PSU Women’s Hockey shut out by Holy Cross

Panthers blanked for only fourth time this season

            WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) scored a hat trick, while sophomores Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) and Alex Campione (Townsend, Mass.) each netted a pair of goals Wednesday evening to lead the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team to a 9-0 victory over Plymouth State University at the Hart Center.

            After going on a power play at the three minute mark of the first period, Kratchmer took advantage of the extra skater to score the first goal of the game. Senior Emily Henry (Lumsden, Saskatchewan) and English hooked up to find Kratchmer at the top of the crease for the score. The Crusaders scored again when sophomore Meghan Reynolds (Marion, Mass.) recovered Campione's rebounding shot at the 14:18 mark to send Holy Cross to the locker room with a two-goal lead.

            The Crusaders scored six goals in the second period to take an 8-0 lead. Holy Cross' flurry of goals were paced by Kratchmer and English, each scoring two. Campione added her second goal of the night at the 5:36 mark in the third period to end the game in favor of Holy Cross, 9-0.

            Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) assisted on four goals, giving her 34 points for the season and breaking the Holy Cross career points record with 131 career points.

            Holy Cross senior goaltender Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) earned her sixth win of the season, turning away 16 shots en route to her second shutout of the campaign. Plymouth State's Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) and Ali Ponte (Richmond Hill, Ont.) combined for time in the Panther net.

            The Panthers, 0-17-1 overall and 0-12-1 in the ECAC East, is idle until next Wednesday, Feb. 2, when they travel to Norwich University for a conference clash.  Holy Cross, 13-6-0 overall and 10-2-0 in ECAC East play, returns to the Hart Center this Saturday when it hosts Salve Regina in ECAC East action. 

(Courtesy of Holy Cross Sports Information) 

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