Holy Cross 4, Connecticut College 2
Corbett, Farrell Score Goals for Camels
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) tallied a hat trick to lead the Holy Cross women' ice hockey team to a 4-2 victory against Connecticut College in a game played at the Hart Center Tuesday night.
The Crusaders improve their record to 9-2 with their fifth straight win, while the Camels fall to 3-4 with their second straight loss.
Sophomore forward Caroline Corbett (Norwood, Mass.) opened the scoring at 4:44 of the first period with her second goal of the season for Camels. Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) was credited with the assist. But Garat scored the equalizer for the Crusaders just over a minute later and the teams were knotted up at one after one period of play.
The Camels have been putting more shots on goal this season and Tuesday night was no exception. Connecticut College out-shot the Crusaders 13-to-7 in the middle period. But Holy Cross scored twice in a 57 second timeframe, taking a 3-1 lead with a goal from Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) at 5:08 of the second. With 10:56 remaining in the period, first year forward Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) lit the lamp with a shot from the slot area to trim the Crusader lead to a single goal at 3-2. Dumont assisted on the marker with her team-leading ninth point of the season.
The Camels held an 8-to-5 shot advantage in the third period but Garat scored the only goal of the frame at the 10:48 mark. The visitors emptied their net for the final two minutes of regulation but the Crusaders were able to hold on for the 4-2 victory.
Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) made 30 saves to earn the victory for the hosts. Sophomore Amy Leichliter (Westchester, Pa.) stopped 20 shots in the setback for the Camels.
Connecticut College will host the Salve Regina University Seahawks for a 6:30 p.m. game Friday night.
December 7, 2010