MANCHESTER, NH,- The Sacred Heart University women's hockey team earned a 3-1 win over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon in the NEWHA Semi Final.
SHU will play Saint Anselm in the Championship game on Sunday Feb. 24 at 3 pm at Sullivan Arena, NH
Holy Cross opened the scoring, unassisted at the 15:13 mark to give the Crusader's the lead going into the second period.
The Pioneer's tied the game at 1-1 at the 14:09 mark. After a Holy Cross clear straight up the middle in the defensive zone, Sacred Heart's Taylor Moreland scored the equalizer, assisted by Haley Payne.
With the game level going into the third period, SHU continued their success with Jordan Sanislo gave the Pioneers the lead for first time in the game assisted by Moreland.
The third period was all SHU. Payne added a third, scoring into an empty netter as Holy Cross tried to get the equalizer with less than a minute to play in the final period.
Goalie of the Year, Sarah Erban made 26 saves. The Pioneers had a total of 25 shots. Holy Cross edged SHU with a total of 27.