NORTH ANDOVER, Mass - The Merrimack women's ice hockey team battled but came up short, falling to Hockey East foe Holy Cross 4-3 on Friday night.
Score: Merrimack 3, Holy Cross 4
Records: Merrimack (3-9-2, 1-7-2 HEAW) | Holy Cross (2-11-3, 2-7-0 HEAW)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened
- Courtney Maud scored the game's first goal midway through the first, taking a bouncing pass from Dominika Laskova at the half boards through traffic in for the goal on the power play.
- Holy Cross went on to score four straight, with two in the first and two in the second, with the Crusaders' second of the game coming on a power play.
- Merrimack continued its assault on the power play, with Mikyla Grant-Mentis adding her 12th of the season on a 5-on-3. Taking a pass from the other faceoff circle from Keisha DiCaire, Grant-Mentis fired a snap shot high as the Holy Cross defender screened her own goaltender to make it a 4-2 game.
- Chloe Cook would jump in with a power play contribution to push the contest for Merrimack, as she handled the pass at the half boards before skating across the blueline and cutting across, firing through traffic and in.
Notes & Numbers
- Merrimack's offense again couldn't crack through in the third period, posting 12 shots on goal with 21 attempts in the frame.
- Grant-Mentis has scored in her eighth straight game putting up 16 points in that stretch, including an additional assist on the first goal of the night. Her two points in the game mark her sixth multi-point game of the season.
- The Warriors posted 47 shots on goal, the highest for the team since they put up 41 shots in a 4-1 win against Union on Sept. 28, 2018.
- Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (12 saves, 2-8-2) // Jada Brennon (44 saves, 2-9-1)
- Power Plays: 1-3 | 0-4
- Shots on Goal: 14-8 // 21-14 // 12-2 - 47-24
- Faceoffs: 32 // 24
- Blocks: 20 // 6
Merrimack take on a home-and-home with Providence, taking on the Friars at 6 PM on Friday, Nov. 22 before traveling to Rhode Island on Saturday, Nov. 23 with puck drop at 2 PM at Schneider Arena.