NEW LONDON, Conn.—Bailey Mertz (Glenville, N.Y.) had 18 saves but it was not quite enough as the College of Holy Cross scored a pair of first period goals to pull out a 2-0 victory against the eighth ranked Connecticut College Camels in Worcester, Mass. Tuesday.
Sophomore forward Maeve Reilly (Ridgefield, Conn.) scored her fourth goal of the season 1:26 into regulation and sophomore forward Julie Matthias (Thornton, Colo.) tacked on her eighth of the season with 3:34 remaining in the opening frame.
Marcia LaPlante (Waasis, New Brunswick) turned aside 29 shots for the Crusaders to earn the shutout.
Camel Tracks Not Including Tonight's Game
The Camels enjoyed another big week of hockey. They have vaulted their way up to the eighth spot in the USCHO National Top 10 and are holding steady in the eighth slot in the D3Hockey.com Top 15. Lauren Helm (Frisco, Texas) scored a pair of goals to lead the Camels past Salve Regina University November 29.
Friday night, Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) turned aside 36 of 37 shots to lead the Camels past the third ranked Middlebury Panthers in a 3-1 win. Anna Bleck (Lake Forest, Ill.) scored the difference making goal in the victory. The Camels dropped a close 3-1 decision to the Panthers Saturday.
Kyla Floresca (West Mempshis, Ark.) has accounted for three goals and one assist to lead the Camels with four points in the early season. Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) shares the team lead with her two goals and two assists. Chester has registered a 1.00 goals against average to rank 10th in the nation with a .967 save percentage that ranks #3 in the country.