College Hockey:
Holy Cross Takes See-Saw Battle

— Holy Cross edged Connecticut, 3-2, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matchup at the UConn Ice Arena on Sunday night.

The Huskies, in their first regular-season home game, dropped to 0-2-0 overall, 0-1-0 in the MAAC, while Holy Cross earned its first win of the season, improving to 1-1-0 overall, 1-1-0 in the league.

Holy Cross dominated the latter part of the first period, outshooting UConn, 10-4. Brandon Doria notched the Crusaders’ goal on the power play at the 6:48 mark of the period. R.J. Irving assisted on the score.

UConn tied the game three minutes into the second period when D.J. Miller flicked in a rebound on assists from Ron D’Angelo and Mark Murphy.

At the 10:58 mark of the period, Blair Bartlett put the Crusaders on top again for the 2-1 lead. Then, with 2:32 remaining in the stanza, Jon Ames evened the score during a power play opportunity.

UConn picked the play during the period, taking the 12-9 advantage in shots on goal.

Taking the scoring advantage for the third time in the game, Pierre Frenette put the Crusaders up at the 3:27 mark of the last period. In the end, UConn outshot Holy Cross, 30-28.

Jason Carey recorded 25 saves in the loss for UConn, while Matt Norton stopped 28 for Holy Cross.

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