STORRS, Conn. - Freshman Coryn Tormala notched her first career goal, Catherine Crawley netted the game-winner, and Morgan Fisher made 11 saves in net to help lead UConn to a 2-1 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders Friday afternoon at Freitas Ice Forum.
The Huskies (10-8-1, 7-4-1 WHEA) clinch the regular season series over Holy Cross, which wraps up tomorrow afternoon in Worcester at 1:00 pm.
Holy Cross jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first off Paige McArthur's strike. Fisher stuffed the initial two shots, but the freshman was able to tap the puck in on the third attempt, giving the road team a one-goal advantage at 2:42.
Tormala got the Huskies on the scoreboard at the 2:18 mark of the second frame. The Crusaders attempted to advance the puck up ice but Amy Landry knocked it back back into the UConn offensive zone. Kate Thurman collected the puck and dished it off to Tormala, and the freshman drilled a straight-line shot to register her first collegiate goal.
Crawley's fifth strike of the season broke a 1-1 tie 1:28 into the final frame. Briana Colangelo beat the Holy Cross skater to the puck and knocked it over to Natalie Snodgrass. Snodgrass sent a pass towards the right corner of the net, which Crawley tapped in to give UConn a 2-1 advantage.