Senior forward Meaghan Rickard posted a goal and an assist for the Friars
Providence Skates Past Holy Cross, 3-1
Senior forward Meaghan Rickard posted a goal and an assist for the Friars

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's hockey team lost Providence, 3-1, Friday night at the Hart Center on the team's Senior Night.

The Friars struck first, but the Crusaders would tie things up early in the second period off Carly Beniek's second goal of the season. Providence would take the lead back at the 12:33 mark off a Whitney Dove unassisted goal. In the third, despite Holy Cross' creating multiple chances, the Friars were able to keep the home team from equalizing and added a third as well.

Jada Brenon made 35 saves in goal.


1-0 PC (1st, 10:36, EV): The Friars got on the board first off an Isabella Hardy goal halfway through the opening frame.

1-1 HC (2nd, 1:42, EV): Bailey Bennett settled the puck and found Kailey Langefels streaking through the high slot. Langefels fed a pass through the crease to Beniek who was waiting on the other side to poke it home.

2-1 PC (2nd, 12:33, EV): Dove went bar down to put Providence back in front.

3-1 PC (3rd, 8:02, EV): The Friars sealed the deal with a tally to put them up two in the third.


- Brenon is 26 goals shy of setting a new single-season Hockey East record for goals in conference games.

- The Crusaders just out-dueled the Friars in the faceoff circle, 28-27. Mary Edmonds went 7-for-13, while Sommer Ross was 3-for-4.


Holy Cross will end its season with a 3 p.m. matchup against Providence tomorrow, Feb. 22, at Schneider Arena.

Game Summary

Friday, February 21, 2020

Game statistics
38 Shots 15
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 3 / 6
17-12-4 Records 5-22-5
Providence Holy Cross
Isabelle Hardy (5)
Carly Beniek (2)
Whitney Dove (8)
2nd/12:33  GW
Meaghan Rickard (7)
Providence Holy Cross
Sandra Abstreiter
60:00, 14 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 9-7-2)
Jada Brenon
58:26, 35 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 4-20-4)

Empty Net
1:34, 0 GA