September 29, 2009

Field Hockey Looks For Home Wins Against Three Opponents

Overall Record: 2-7 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Quinnipiac 3, Holy Cross 1, Hamden, Conn., 9/24
Holy Cross 1, Fairfield 0, Worcester, Mass., 9/26
Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 30 vs. Bryant, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3 vs. # 20 American, Worcester, Mass., 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4 vs. Maine, Worcester, Mass, 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey team has a busy week, playing in three consecutive home games. The first game will be held at the Hart Turf Field on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 4:00 p.m. The Crusaders take on the Bryant Bulldogs in the first match-up between the two schools in program history. Bryant became a Division I competitor in 2008 and currently holds a 2-6 record this season. Sophomore Courtney Landi and junior Elise Boissoneau have been the offensive stars for the Bulldogs, each tallying four goals and an assist (nine points). They will measure up with Crusader senior Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.) who tallied her second game-winning goal of the season on Saturday, marking eight goals and one assist overall (17 points).
  • On Saturday, the Crusaders square off at home in their first Patriot League game of the season against the American Eagles. Game time is slated for 12:00 p.m. In the last nine years, the teams have met seven times, with American winning the last five meetings. Holy Cross last beat the Eagles 3-2 in 2002. Last year, American blanked Holy Cross 4-0 in Washington D.C. Junior Kara Gonnerman (St. Louis, Mo.) led the team with four shots, including three on-goal.
  • Holy Cross rounds out the week with an afternoon contest on Sunday, Oct. 4 against the Maine Black Bears. The game will start at 1:00 p.m. in Worcester, Mass. The teams last met in 2004 at the Hart Turf Field as Maine took a home win away from Holy Cross by the final score of 4-1. That season, the Crusaders went on to register an 11-8 record, placing second in the Patriot League.
  • Two players marked career records this past week for Holy Cross. Senior goalkeeper Kelly Casey (New Egypt, N.J.) recorded the first shutout of her career Saturday, making three saves to bring her season total to 60 saves (a career-high). Senior Nora Happny (Portsmouth, N.H.) also registered a career first as she scored her first goal in a Crusader uniform on Thursday against Quinnipiac. Her goal came as the first shot she had taken all season and was unassisted.