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Holdcroft Makes 34 Saves as Big Green Tie No. 4 Cornell, 0-0

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By Doug Austin
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ITHACA, N.Y. - Junior goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft made 34 saves en route to her fourth shutout of the season as the Dartmouth women's hockey team skated to a 0-0 tie with No. 4 Cornell in ECAC Hockey and Ivy League action on Saturday afternoon inside Lynah Rink.

The Big Green pick up another important point in conference play as they move to 15-7-5 overall and 10-6-4 in league contests, while the Big Red are 21-5-1 and 16-3-1.

Heading into the final weekend on the regular season, head coach Mark Hudak's squad is in sixth-place, three points behind fourth-place St. Lawrence in the race to host an opening round game in the ECAC Hockey Tournament.

Dartmouth and Cornell have played each other close as they went into overtime for the third consecutive game.

With the tie, team from the Upper Valley runs their unbeaten streak to five, dating back to a 2-2 tie with then No. 2 Harvard on Feb. 1.

Freshman Laura Stacey fired a team-high five shots, while Sasha Nanji and Reagan Fischer each fired four shots.

Holdcroft's shutout snapped a streak of 108 consecutive games of scoring a goal for Cornell. All four of the Pittsburgh, Pa., native's shutouts have come in conference play this season.

Dartmouth was shutout for just the third time this season, playing to its first 0-0 tie since Dec. 14, 2003 against Mercyhurst.

The Green and White are now 6-2-2 in Ivy League action, while the Big Red earned a share of the Ivy League title.

The special-teams unit shined once again for Dartmouth as it successfully killed all five of Cornell's man-advantage opportunities.

Cornell goaltender Lauren Slebodnick turned a side 23 shots to pick up her 14th career shutout.

Dartmouth returns home next weekend, Feb. 22-23, to wrap up the regular season. The Big Green welcome in No. 6 Clarkson and St. Lawrence.