September 13, 2009

Holy Cross Field Hockey Shut Out By Dartmouth, 5-0

WORCESTER, Mass. - Dartmouth's Rebecca Sobel registered a hat trick, scoring three goals to lead her team to a 5-0 win over the Holy Cross field hockey team Sunday afternoon at the Hart Turf Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-4 on the season while the Big Green improves to 1-2.

Sobel scored her first goal at the 9:16 mark of the first half. At 17:07 she registered her second goal on a one-on-one shot with Holy Cross goalkeeper Kelly Casey (New Egypt, N.J.) from the left side, assisted by Kelly Hood. Casey finished the game with four saves on ten shots-on-goal.

With four minutes gone in the second half, Sobel notched her third goal of the game and fifth of the season off a penalty corner set-up. Two more Dartmouth players would go on to score, with the third goal coming at 44:09 and the final goal at 68:16. The last goal, unassisted by Virginia Peisch, tallied the final score at 5-0.

Holy Cross had three shots in the first half and saw six more opportunities to score in the second. Dartmouth won the overall shots battle 12-9. Senior team captain Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.) and junior Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) tied on the day with three shots apiece.

Holy Cross continues its home stand on Wednesday, Sept. 16 against Siena. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. at the Hart Turf Field in Worcester, Mass.