WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team fell, 5-1, to Boston College, the No. 6 team in the country, Friday night at the Hart Center Rink.
Despite the box score, the Crusaders have many reasons to be encouraged after tonight's results. The home team held the Eagles scoreless for most of the first period before giving up a late goal. Then, they won the third period, 1-0, with impressive play by sophomore goaltender Julia Pelletier and opportunistic offensive by freshmen Sommer Ross and Emma Lange.
The second period is what gave Holy Cross issues, giving up four goals to BC in that frame. Kelly Brown, Caitrin Lonergan, Kali Flanagan, and Lindsay Agnew all recorded goals for the Eagles in the second.
The Crusaders seemed reenergized in the third, especially after Ross' goal. With five minutes remaining in the game, BC turned the puck over, Lange saw a streaking Ross, hit her with a pass, and the freshman was able to backhand flick it into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal.
Holy Cross is back in action tomorrow at home against Merrimack at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders will look to capitalize on the experience they gained tonight paying again Boston College and its three Olympians.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- BC outshot Holy Cross, 56-19.
- The Eagles went 2-for-5 on their power plays to the Crusaders' 0-for-3.
- Pelletier recorded 51 saves on the night, marking a season high for Holy Cross.