Senior netminder Jada Brenon made 25 saves for the Crusaders
Brenon, Holy Cross Blank Franklin Pierce, 2-0
Senior netminder Jada Brenon made 25 saves for the Crusaders

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team earned its first victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Franklin Pierce on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Hart Center Rink.

Sophomore right wing Bryn Saarela and senior left wing Bailey Bennett each tallied a goal for Holy Cross (1-4-0).

Senior goaltender Jada Brenon made 25 saves en route to the shutout. The Crusaders outshot the Ravens (0-3-0) 38-25 in the contest.


- After holding a 15-5 advantage in shots on goal in the first, Holy Cross finally broke through with a quick shot from Saarela in the slot at 6:59 of the second.

- Holy Cross' lead grew to two goals after Bennett cashed in on a second-chance opportunity 9:02 into the third period.

- The Ravens outshot the Crusaders 13-8 in the final frame, but Brenon turned away every Franklin Pierce shot in the final 20 minutes to secure the shutout victory.


- Brenon's shutout was the third of her career.

- Bennett's goal was her first since she tallied a goal on Feb. 2, 2020 against Vermont.

- Holy Cross' 38 shots on goal marked their highest total in a game since recording 46 against Merrimack on Dec. 12, 2020.


- The Crusaders and Ravens close out the weekend series on Saturday, Oct. 16.

- Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena in Winchendon, Mass.