Power play goals help Crusaders top Mules

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 15, 2013
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Annie Papadellis had her fifth goal Tuesday. (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Despite the fifth goal of the season from Colby College's Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.), Kati Goguen (Acton, Mass.) scored two goals on the power play in the third period as Holy Cross pulled out a 3-1 non-conference victory over the Mules in women's ice hockey at Alfond Rink on Tuesday night.

The Crusaders improve to 10-4-1 overall, while Colby falls to 5-9.

Holy Cross took a 1-0 lead into the third period and took advantage of back-to-back penalties on the Mules. The Crusaders took just seven seconds to score the first power play goal after winning a face-off in Colby's end. Goguen deflected in a shot from the point, with assists going to Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) and Francesca Panarelli (Shrewsbury, Mass.). 

Goguen scored her next goal from outside when her blast from about eight feet inside the blue line found the back of the net. Panarelli picked up her second assist of the night on the power play at 8:25 of the third period
Colby closed out the scoring at 11:15 of the third period when Papadellis hit a low shot from the left side of the goal to break up the shutout by Holy Cross goalie Alex Stevenson (Norwood, N.Y.). Kathy Shei (Iverness, Ill.) was credited with the assist.
The Crusaders scored their first goal of the contest with 8:15 left in the second period. Colby goalie Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) stopped the original shot by Alex Campione (Townsend, Mass.), but Nicole Giannino (Bay Shore, N.Y.) was standing at the right side of the goal and stuffed in the rebound.
Stevenson made 21 saves, with seven saves in each period. She had nice stops from in close on Colby's Maddie Dewhirst (Hanover, N.H.) and Samantha Slotnick (Canterbury, Conn.) within two minutes of each other in the second period. Stevenson also had a fine save on Papadellis about two minutes before Colby's lone goal.
Wheeler made 25 saves, including a glove save while on her back on a shot by Panarelli in the second period. Earlier in the period, Wheeler foiled a Holy Cross two-on-one when the puck trickled past her as Fleming stormed in on net alone. Wheeler, with the puck slowly about to go over the line, dived back toward her goal to make the stop.

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