WORCESTER, Mass. – The Providence College women’s hockey team defeated Holy Cross, 3-2, in overtime at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday, February 6. The overtime victory was the second for the brothers on the weekend as they completed a sweep over the Crusaders.
Providence – 3 | Holy Cross – 2 (OT)
Providence: 11-12-5 (7-11-2 ET) | Holy Cross: 3-25 (1-22 ET)
Hart Center | Worcester, Mass.
GAMEPLAY AND NOTES
Holy Cross scored shorthanded, 1-0, on Providence’s power play at 11:47 of the first, after Millie Sirum was whistled for cross-checking. The Crusaders took the lead in the first intermission and shots were tied, 13-13, in the first period.
Isabelle Hardy (Oakville, ON) tied the game for the Friars, 1-1, with 3:39 left in the second period. Assisted by Hayley Lunny (Bedford, NY), the goal was Hardy’s first of the season.
Hardy found the back of the net just 2:20 later to take a 2-1 lead for the Friars heading into the third. Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) and Lunny had the assists on the play.
The Crusaders tied things up, 2-2, by a goal from Sofia Smithson with 6:52 remaining. Neither team was able to score in the final minutes and the teams went into overtime for their second game in a row.
Barnett Hunter (Caledon, Ont.) scored the game winner in overtime, 3-2, on a 1:22 turnover to secure a victory for the Friars and complete a sweep in the three-game season series against the Crusaders.
Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished with 38 saves.
The brothers outscored the Crusaders, 44-40.
COMPARISON OF STATISTICS
Power plays: 0/3
Penalty kill: 4/4
The Holy Cross-
Power plays: 0/4
Penalty kill: 3/3
PC GAMING HIGHS
Goals: Hardy (2)
Assists: Lunny (2)
Points: Hardy, Lunny (2)
Shots: Bocha (8)
The Brothers will host Merrimack this Tuesday, February 8 at the Schneider Arena. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
For more updates on Providence’s women’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @PCWHockey.