CANTON, N.Y. - The Holy Cross women's hockey team dropped a 5-1 decision to St. Lawrence Saturday afternoon in Canton.
The Saints would put one on the board in each of the first two periods to take a 2-0 lead into the final frame. The Crusaders would get one back in the third, but SLU added three more as well to seal the 5-1 win.
Julia Pelletier made 39 saves in goal and Bailey Bennett led Holy Cross with three shots.
1-0 SLU (1st, 9:38, PP): Sophie Holden broke the ice for the Saints when she put one in on the power play.
2-0 SLU (2nd, 9:42, PP): SLU registered their second goal of the afternoon, this time thanks to Kayla Vespa, again on the power play.
3-0 SLU (3rd, 5:21, EV): The Saints would score their first even strength goal of the day five minutes into the final frame.
3-1 SLU (3rd, 8:11, EV): The Crusaders got on the board when Sommer Ross fired home a shot off the rebound from Katie MacCuaig.
4-1 SLU (3rd, 10:36, EV): SLU added a fourth off the stick of Jacquie Diffley.
5-1 SLU (3rd, 11:17, EV): The scoring was capped just after the halfway point of the third when Jessica Poirier scored SLU's fifth of the day.
The Crusaders will take on St. Lawrence again Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.