WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's hockey team fell to New Hampshire, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at the Hart Center.
The Wildcats got on the board first, registering two goals in the first period. They would come back in the second and add one more. The Crusaders answered in the third when Rachel Moore connected with Allison Attea out at the point. Attea sent a low shot in that made its way through the defense and by Kyra Smith in net.
On the day, Holy Cross was outshot 38-23, but did hold the advantage over New Hampshire in the final frame, 11-7. In goal, Jada Brenon made 35 saves bringing her weekend total to 76.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
1-0 UNH (1st, 11:15, EV): Lauren Martin sent a shot in towards Brenon that was saved, but rebounded out to Paige Rynne who put the Wildcats ahead.
2-0 UNH (1st, 15:01, EV): Meghara McManus tallied her ninth of the season to put New Hampshire up by two.
3-0 UNH (2nd, 4:38, EV): Carlee Turner added one more for the visitors early in the second period.
3-1 HC (3rd, 4:29, PP): Attea's strike marks the fifth game out of their last seven that the Crusaders have scored on the power play. They have also tallied at least one goal of any kind in eight of their previous nine games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The assist gives Moore a team-high seven and pushes her team-leading point total to 13.
- Maeve Reilly played in her 100th career game today.
Holy Cross will travel to Boston College next Friday to play in Chestnut Hill for the first time in program history, as well as host Vermont at 1 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.