HANOVER, N.H. — The 10th-ranked Dartmouth women's hockey team needed two third-period goals from senior Jenna Hobeika (Alpine, N.J.) to secure a 3-0 victory at Union on Friday night. The win moved the Big Green to 16-7-2 overall and 12-5-2 in ECAC Hockey. The Dutchwomen fell to 4-23-4 overall and 2-14-2 in the conference.
Neither team scored in the first 49 minutes of the game, but Dartmouth scored three times in the final 11 minutes to take the victory. Hobeika led the charge, scoring her first goal nine minutes into the third off an assist from freshman Karlee Odland (Vauxhall, Alberta). Hobeika added her second goal of the game three minutes later to push the lead to 2-0. The goals marked the sixth and seventh goals of the season for the forward.
Senior Moira Scanlon (Chicago, Ill.) tallied the team's third goal with five seconds left in the contest off of assists from senior Erica Dobos (Bethel Park, Pa.) and junior Lisa Berreman (Eagan, Minn.). It was the second goal of the season for Scanlon.
The goals ended a five-game scoreless streak for the Hobeika and pushed her over the 50-point total for her career. She now has 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points in 96 career games. Her last point came on an assist in the 4-3 overtime win against Colgate on Jan. 20.
Sophomore Lindsay Holdcroft (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned her fourth shutout of the season, despite having a season-low 11 saves. The Dartmouth defense held the Union offense to just 11 shots on goal, helping Holdcroft hold the Dutchwomen scoreless. The 11 shots marked the season-low for a Big Green opponent this season. The four shutouts ties Holdcroft's season total from last season and moves her career total to eight. Union's Shenae Lundberg took the loss, making 37 saves.
Despite taking 17 shots in the first, Dartmouth couldn't score in the opening period. Union was held to two shots in the stanza with Holdcroft making both saves. In the second, the Big Green fired off 10 shots without finding the back of the net with the Dutchwomen taking four.
Dartmouth committed only one penalty, a slashing call on junior Jessica Gagner (London, Ontario) in the second period. Union was whistled for three penalties, but the Big Green went 0-for-3 on the power play. Dartmouth finished with 40 shots.
The Big Green take on Rensselaer on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m.