Women’s Hockey gears up for the start of the season

With the fall sports season coming to a close, the college will look to start up what is sure to be an exciting winter sports season. Nov. 15, will mark the start of the season for several teams, among them is the women’s ice hockey team, which is scheduled to be the only home game of the night. Heading into the season, the women look to take on number 6 ranked Williams College in their season opener. Last year,  the Mules split the series with Williams 1-1, leading for an exciting matchup to start of the season. The first game against Williams ended as a loss for the Mules, falling 1-4 to the Ephs. The very next day, however, the Mules rallied and earned a victory over Williams 3-2 and would not play them again throughout the rest of the season. Overall, the Mules ended 12-10-3 last year, splitting their conference play 8-8. The women will look to use an experienced squad of 15 upperclassmen and a talented fresh core of younger players to make a splash this season. Speaking with the Echo, senior and Assistant Captain Cassidy Holzer `20 gave her thoughts on the upcoming season. “After our improvements and success seen last season, we’re all ready to take on whatever comes our way this season. We’re proud to have made a name for ourselves within our league and will no longer be seen as the underdog in the competition. We’re thrilled for the challenge of playing the defending NESCAC champions this coming weekend. Ready to make the last year in the Alfond Rink one to remember”. The puck drops at 7 p.m. onNov. 15 in the Alfond Arena.