WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team lost to Merrimack, 6-2, Saturday night at the Hart Center Rink. If it weren't for a four-goal second period by the Warriors, the Crusaders would have been right in it, with a tied score of 2-2 after combining the first and third period totals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
1-0 MC (1st, 11:47, PP): Merrimack got on the board first when it went on a 5-on-3 and converted.
1-1 (1st, 17:30, EV): Holy Cross responded when senior Maeve Reilly was able to control a rebound off a shot from sophomore Allison Attea, who received a pass from sophomore Katie MacCuaig, and beat the goalie.
2-1 MC (1st, 19:21, EV): The Warriors would regain the lead with only 39 seconds to play in the first period.
3-1 MC (2nd, 1:33, EV): Merrimack struck early in the second period to increase its lead to 3-1.
4-1 MC (2nd, 11:24, EV): The Warriors' Gabby Jones scored her second of the night.
5-1 MC (2nd, 14:13, EV): Merrimack would get its third of the period thanks to Courtney Maud.
6-1 MC (2nd, 19:08, EV): The Warriors would cap off a four-goal period off the stick of Katelyn Rae.
6-2 MC (3rd, 16:14, PP): The Crusaders would convert on their first power play goal of the season when senior captain Tori Messina sent a shot in on goal through traffic that found the back of the net. Reilly and senior captain Sam Girard assisted on the play.
Holy Cross will remain at home next weekend when they take on the University of New Hampshire for the first time in program history on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:05 p.m.