Field Hockey Aims For First Wins Sept. 16 and 20

Kirsten Walther

Overall Record: 0-4 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-1
Scoreboard: Dartmouth 5, Holy Cross 0, 9/13

Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 16 vs. Siena, Worcester, Mass., 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19 at New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20 vs. Yale, Worcester, Mass., 3:00 p.m.

  • This week, Holy Cross will look to improve its overall play against three opponents. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the team continues its home stand against Siena (1-5). Holy Cross defeated the Saints 3-1 last year. Senior team captain Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.) looks to repeat history as she scored two goals in the 2008 game. If she scores one goal, she will tie her goals total from last season as well.
  • Two more non-conference games fill out this week's schedule as the team travels to Durham, N.H. to take on the Wildcats Saturday, Sept. 19. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Field. Yale comes to town on Sunday, Sept. 20 for a 3:00 p.m. game in Worcester, Mass. Holy Cross fell to both teams last year back-to-back, losing to New Hampshire 4-3 and to Yale 3-1.
  • Holy Cross field hockey was shutout for the first time this season against Dartmouth on Sunday, Sept. 13. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-4 for the first time since they've been Patriot League members (1990). The Crusaders are also averaging one goal per game next to the opponent's 4.75 goals-per-game.
  • So far this season, Holy Cross has been outscored 19-4. Senior goalkeeper Kelly Casey (New Egypt, N.J.) has recorded a career-high 33 saves, ranking second in the Patriot League. Casey ranks first in the league with 8.25 saves-per-game and fifth in save percentage (.635).