Crusaders Continue Non-League Schedule Versus Quinnipiac and Fairfield

Katie Aylward

Overall Record: 1-6 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 1-2
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 5, Siena 4 (2OT), Worcester, Mass. 9/16
New Hampshire 5, Holy Cross 2, Durham, N.H., 9/19
Yale 3, Holy Cross 1, Worcester, Mass. 9/20
Schedule: Thursday, Sept. 24 at Quinnipiac, Hamden, Conn., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Fairfield, Worcester, Mass., 12:00 p.m.

  • Holy Cross field hockey continues non-conference play twice this upcoming week. The team first travels to Hamden, Conn., taking on the Quinnipiac Bobcats at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey/Lacrosse Field on Thursday, Sept. 24. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.  The teams have met three times since 2000, with Holy Cross winning two of the three games. The Crusaders last won in 2007 by the 3-2 final score.
  • In the 2007 Quinnipiac game, senior team captain Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.) registered her first two goals of the season, finishing 2007 with five goals, a career-high. This season, Callahan has already topped her five career-high goals, as she scored three times over this past weekend to bring her total to seven goals. She also tallied her first game-winning goal of the season, giving Holy Cross the 5-4 double overtime victory against Siena. Callahan's seven goals in seven games ties  her for 21st in the nation in scoring average (one goal per-game).
  • The second game of the week will be played at home on the Hart Turf Field against Fairfield, Saturday, Sept. 26. Game time is set for 12:00 p.m. The Stags currently hold an even 3-3 record and will play at Columbia on Sept. 23 before traveling to Worcester. Last year, Fairfield won at home against Holy Cross, 3-0. Holy Cross tallied six shots-on-goal without a score, with three coming from Callahan.
  • Junior Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) made herself known on the defensive side of the field this past weekend as she registered her first career defensive save against Yale. The team has combined for seven defensive saves this season, just two away from their total defensive saves in 2008. Junior Breezy Rush (Denville, N.J.) picked up her second defensive save in 2009 as well against Yale. Her two defensive saves this season are the first of her career.