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College of the Holy Cross 2, Connecticut College 1 Cross Supplies Score for Camels

College of the Holy Cross 2, Connecticut College 1 Cross Supplies Score for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.—First year forwards Danielle Doherty (Wakefield, Mass.) and Julie Matthias (Thornton, Colo.) scored goals to lead the College of the Holy Cross to a 2-1 victory at Connecticut College Tuesday night.

The Crusaders improved their record to 9-2 with their fifth straight win, while the Camels fell to 1-4-1 with the setback.

Sophomore net-minder Tessie Salatas (Laval, Quebec) collected 11 of her 27 saves in the third period to earn the victory in goal for the visitors.

First year forward Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) supplied a third period goal for Connecticut College. Junior Michaela Igo (pictured, Sandwich, Mass.) and Elena Gualtieri (Rome, N.Y.) assisted on the marker.

Junior Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) made 18 saves in goal for the hosts.

The visitors got on the board 29 seconds into regulation with Doherty's third score of the year. Sam Girard (Dedham, Mass.) assisted on the goal. Amanda Kewer (Oakdale, Conn.), daughter of former Camel men's hockey assistant coach Bill Kewer, picked up her fifth assist of the season on the score.

The Camels had three power play opportunities in the second period but could not find the back of the net. In the third period, the Crusaders scored their second goal with the extra skater when Matthias corralled a rebound from a slap shot that was fired by Erin Hall (Pembroke, Mass.). Matthias was able to tip the puck in from the slot area to make it a 2-0 game.

But with 6:21 remaining, Cross got one back for the Camels when she took a nice pass from Igo, who was positioned at the right circle, and flicked one in in from the slot. Sophomore Lily Connolly (Duxbury, Mass.) made a terrific effort to tie the game with a shot from the left circle in the closing moments but Salatas was able to make the stop and the Crusaders escaped with the 2-1 win.

 The Camels enjoyed a 28-to-20 advantage on the shot chart in the contest.