STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's hockey team shutout Holy Cross on senior night, in the teams final regular season game at Toscano Family Ice Forum. Tia Chan made 23 saves in the victory, while Jada Habisch, Emma Eryou and Coryn Tormala all scored for the Huskies.
UConn got out to a quick start in the first period as Jada Habisch scored in the opening two minutes. From there it was all Huskies as freshman Emma Eryou extended UConn's lead with her first career goal. Senior captain Coryn Tormala capped off a strong first period as she took a pass from Cam Wong and fired the puck top shelf to beat the goaltender and give UConn the 3-0 lead heading into the period break.
A three goal lead was all the Huskies needed as strong defense and steady goaltending carried UConn the rest of the way. Sophomore Tia Chan made nine saves in the second period to continue to blank the Crusaders. Senior defender Ainsley Svetek made a strong impact on the defense side of the puck, blocking four total shots for the Huskies.
The trend continued into the third period as UConn's defense continued to shut down the Crusaders. Holy Cross threatened multiple times on the power play, but Tia Chan continued to make big save after big save to preserve the shutout. Chan faced the most shots of the game in the third period, stopping all 11 to complete the shutout victory.
With the win, the Huskies remained in 5th place in Hockey East standings. UConn will wrap up the regular season tomorrow on the road as the face Holy Cross for the final time this season.