Playing an out of doors sport after sundown in a fabled baseball park was the treatment for what ailed the Holy Cross girls’s hockey staff.
The Crusaders snapped an extended 14-game dropping streak with a 3-2 victory over Boston University within the nightcap of the Frozen Fenway twinbill on Friday night at Fenway Park. Holy Cross improved to 3-18-1 and 2-14-0 in Hockey East whereas the Terriers dropped to 7-13-0 and 6-10-0.
“Everyone was here to just soak it and everyone was just having fun with everything and we just played our hearts out,” stated Holy Cross freshman heart Alexia Moreau, who scored the game-winning aim.
“I think everyone just wanted this win to start the (new) year right.”
The gamers from each camps have been greeted within the first interval by intermittent rain and snowfall that prompted restricted buildup on the ice sheet. The enjoying circumstances have been vastly improved in comparison with the unholy mixture of precipitation that plastered the opening sport between Quinnipiac and Harvard.
“The conditions were equal for both teams so I don’t think it affected one team more than the other,” stated BU coach Brian Durocher. “You had to play a clean game with good puck management.”
Holy Cross opened the scoring throughout an prolonged keep within the BU finish at 5:35 of the primary interval. Crusaders’ first-line heart Mary Edmonds directed the puck to defensemen Casey Borgiel, who was located alongside the blue line above the excessive slot.
Borgiel uncorked a slap shot although a display screen that eluded Terriers’ goaltender Andrea Brandli for her second of the season. Holy Cross exited the interval on the ability play with an 11-6 benefit in photographs on aim.
Brandli held up by way of a short-handed onslaught within the opening minutes of the center interval. The Terriers finally gained management of the impartial zone and introduced the play to Holy Cross goalie Madison Beck.
BU tied the sport 1-1 on freshman proper wing Clara Yuhn’s fourth of the season. Yuhn was perched on the proper submit on Beck’s stick aspect the place she redirected a go from Sydney Healey.
The Crusaders went again up 2-1 on a superb effort by Darci Johal at 13:34. Johal lower by way of the low slot from the left circle and reversed the puck excessive on Brandli’s stick aspect for her second of the season.
“She (Johal) does big things in big moments,” stated HC assistant coach Meredith Roth. “We got scored on but there was energy on the bench and to get that goal right back was really big for our team.”
Moreau scored the insurance coverage aim on a breakaway at 17:07 of the third interval. BU proper wing Clare O’Leary’s aim made it 3-2 with 1:05 to play.