Merrimack digs deep in the third to win against Holy Cross

Merrimack and visiting Holy Cross were tied going into the third, but Merrimack pulled away for a 3-2 victory in game action.

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Merrimack and visiting Holy Cross were tied going into the third, but Merrimack pulled away for a 3-2 victory in game action.

Merrimack's Katie Kaufman scored the game-winning goal.

The hosting team took the lead in the first period, with a goal from Emily Oosterveld. Bryn Saarela and Ally Qualley assisted.

Bryn Saarela scored early in the second period, assisted by Kailey Langefels and Millie Sirum.

Halfway through, the Warriors made it 2-1 with a goal from Madison Oelkers.

Crusaders' Madison Michals tallied a goal with a minute left, making the score 2-2. Alexis Perry assisted.

Katie Kaufman took the lead early into the third period, assisted by Hannah Corneliusen and Raice Szott.

Next games:

Both teams play on Friday, with the Warriors hosting the Wildcats at 4 p.m. CST, and the Crusaders playing the Black Bears at 5 p.m. CST.