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Crusaders Down Bears 6-2

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Crusaders down Bears, 6-2

WORCESTER, MASS.–The College of Holy Cross (1-0) jumped out to a 6-0 lead
en route to a 6-2 victory over the SUNY Potsdam women’s hockey team (0-2)
on Sunday afternoon. Freshman forward Rachel Grefke (Livonia,
Mich./Victory Honda) and sophomore forward Izzy Fayerman (Calgary,
Alberta/The Edge) each scored for the Bears.

The Crusaders opened the scoring at 3:57 of the first period with a
power-play goal from Rebecca O’Quinn. Francesca Panarelli and Caroline
English assisted on the goal. Rebecca Fleming made it 2-0 nearly 13
minutes later with assists English and Meaghan Sullivan. Potsdam was 0-3
on the power play in the first period.

Holy Cross scored twice more in the first 53 seconds of the second period.
Nicole Giannino scored during four-on-four play just 32 seconds into the
middle 20 minutes with an assist from Mary Klimasewiski. Twenty-one
seconds later, English made it 4-0 on the man-advantage. Fleming and
O嘆uinn recorded the helpers. Giannino notched her second at 11:13,
finishing a feed from Amanda Gallagher. The Bears trailed 5-0 at the
second intermission.

O嘆uinn made it 6-0 just 33 seconds into the final period with assists
from Panarelli and English. The Bears finally responded with a two-goal
rally as they had the night before, but this time the deficit was too
great. Grefke got Potsdam on the board at 8:25 with her second career
goal. Freshmen forwards Sarah Nelson (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Ottawa
Senators) and Kakia Ashley (Potsdam, N.Y./Potsdam) assisted on the play.
Three minutes later Fayerman capped the scoring with a power-play marker.
Freshman forward Sally Mooney (New Albany, Ohio/Wyoming Seminary) and
sophomore forward Emilee Hazelden (Bloomingdale, N.Y./Northwood School)
each notched assists.

Potsdam senior goalie Jen Conophy (Glenmont, N.Y./Albany Ice Cats)
finished with 16 saves, while Krista Manzanares earned the victory with
nine. The Crusaders outshot the Bears 22-11 on the afternoon. Holy Cross
was 2-7 on the power play and Potsdam went 1-7.

The Bears are back in action Tues., Nov. 6 at Plattsburgh for their ECAC
West opener. Game time is 7 p.m.

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Janet has been covering women's hockey for over 35 years. Along with a 38 year career in Public Relations and over 40 years photographing sports, she found a passion in women's hockey. Her initial story was on the founding of the Niagara University D1 program, she expanded to collegiate and youth and was active in the founding and promoting of the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation. When Professional Women's Hockey hit the ice she was there, one of the first to release the story in WNY. Along with her husband, Randy, people comment that if there's hockey, the Schultz's are there!