McDonald Scores for ECAC Hockey All-Stars in Exhibition Against Team USA

McDonald Scores for ECAC Hockey All-Stars in Exhibition Against Team USA

Pictured: (From left to right:) Angela Ruggiero '02-04, Anna McDonald, Julie Chu '06-07, Cori Bassett, Caitlin Cahow '07-08 and Kate Buesser.
Photo courtesy: John Hassett Photography

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HAMDEN, Conn. --
Senior forward Anna McDonald scored a goal, while senior defender Cori Bassett and junior forward Kate Buesser each handed out an assist for the ECAC Hockey All-Stars in an exhibition game against the U.S. Hockey Women's National Team Sunday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. Team USA emerged with an 8-2 victory.

With the ECAC Hockey All-Stars trailing 5-1 late in the second period, Buesser connected with McDonald for a goal at 16:51, cutting the deficit to three goals. Bassett, a co-captain of the Crimson, dished out an assist earlier in the second period on a tally by Bray Ketchum at 12:12.

Former Crimson skaters Caitlin Cahow '07-08, Angela Ruggiero '02-04 and Julie Chu '06-07 figured prominently in the scoring for Team USA. Cahow found the back of the net for two goals, one each in the first and second periods, while Ruggiero opened the game by lighting the lamp only 21 seconds into action. Chu had two assists in the game, including one on Ruggiero's goal.

Team USA will continue to prepare for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and will open competition at the Olympics against China Feb. 14.

No. 5 Harvard will return to action by visiting Princeton and Quinnipiac in ECAC Hockey action next weekend. The Crimson will visit the Tigers Jan. 8 and travel to Hamden, Conn., to face the Bobcats Jan. 9.