September 30, 2009

Holy Cross Field Hockey Falls To Bryant, 1-0

WORCESTER, Mass. - Bryant's Emily Charpentier recorded the only goal of the game and Kundayi Mawema made seven saves as the Bulldogs shut out the Holy Cross field hockey team, 1-0, at the Hart Turf Field Wednesday afternoon. With the loss the Crusaders drop to 2-8 while the Bulldogs improve to 3-6.

Charpentier's tally came 7:56 into the game when she took the second pass off a penalty corner and shot it into the right side of the cage from the top of the circle. Bryant controlled possession for most of the rest of the first half and finished with a 6-5 edge in shots. Mawema made three saves in the first half while senior Kelly Casey (New Egypt, N.J.) had one stop for Holy Cross.

The Crusaders controlled the play during most of the second half but were unable to score. Their best chance to tie came late in the game off a deflection in the circle by senior Nora Happny (Portsmouth, N.H.), but the ball slipped wide.

Holy Cross finished with an 11-9 edge in shots, with senior Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.) leading the Crusaders with five. Elise Boissoneau topped the Bulldogs with three. Casey finished with three saves.

The Crusaders continue their home stand this weekend when they host defending Patriot League Champion American on Saturday, Oct. 3. The game is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m.