Women's hockey earns solid win over Crusaders

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 7, 2011
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Meghan Tedoldi

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Sophomore forward Tasha Rivard (Newbury, Mass.) scored two goals and first-year goaltender Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) stopped 33 shots to lead the Colby College women's hockey team to a 3-2 win over College of Holy Cross on Friday night at Alfond Rink.

The Mules move to 5-7 overall heading into Saturday's road game at New England College at 4 p.m. Meanwhile, Holy Cross falls to 9-3 overall.

Wheeler had 14 saves in the opening period to help Colby forge a 1-1 tie at the break. The Crusaders scored first on a goal by Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) at 8:05, but Rivard scored her first goal at 14:36 to tie the contest off a pass from Meredith Reynolds (Marion, Mass.).

The rest of the scoring was in the second period and Rivard scored first on an unassisted tally at 4:36 of the period. After a goal by Holy Cross senior forward Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) at 10:29, Colby got the game-winning goal off the stick of Meghan Tedoldi (Needham, Mass.) at 13:01. Alex Essman (Littleton, Mass.) and Meryl Poulin (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) both assists on the play.

Colby 3, Holy Cross 2

Holy Cross           1#1#0----2
Colby                     1#2#0----3
1st period scoring
HC: Nicola Garat (Christina D'Ambrogio), 8:05

C: Tasha Rivard (Meredith Reynolds), 14:36 
2nd period scoring
C: Tasha Rivard, 4:56

HC: Jocelyn Kratchmer (Caroline English, Amanda Gallagher), 10:29

C: Meghan Tedoldi (Alex Essman, Meryl Poulin), 13:01 
                Shots: Holy Cross 35, Colby 17. Goalies: Monique Gallant (HC, 58:27, 3 GA, 14 saves); Brianne Wheeler (Colby, 60:00, 2 GA, 33 saves)

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