WORCESTER, Mass. - In a game that saw all four goals set up from penalty corners, the Yale Bulldogs were able to out-shoot the Holy Cross field hockey team 20-7 to capitalize on a 3-1 victory Sunday afternoon at the Hart Turf Field. With the final score, Holy Cross now holds a 1-6 record while Yale moves up to 4-2 this season.
Three goals were tallied in the first half. The Crusaders struck first as senior Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.) scored her seventh goal this season, tipped in from junior Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) at 15:36. Yale knotted the score at 1-1 (17:24) as senior Julia Weiser scored her first goal of the season, assisted by Marissa Wademore and Katie Cantore. Yale took the 2-1 lead at 25:28 as Wademore scored herself, this time on an assist by Weiser. At the half, Yale had a 10-4 shots advantage, also tallying eight corners to Holy Cross' five.
The offensive explosion continued for Yale as they registered 10 more shots, four coming in the first five minutes of the second half. Holy Cross managed three shots in the second half, all coming from junior Kara Gonnerman (St. Louis, Mo.). Yale sophomore Chelsey Locarno added an insurance goal for the Bulldogs at 48:02, with Weiser earning her second assist in the game, giving Yale the final 3-1 score.
In all, Holy Cross had six corners and seven shots. Senior goalkeeper Kelly Casey (New Egypt, N.J.) tallied five saves as two defensive saves were made by junior Breezy Rush (Denville, N.J) and Sikorski, their second and first respectively this season.
Holy Cross continues its out-of-state competition as it takes on the Quinnipiac Bobcats, Thursday, Sept. 24. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. in Hamden, Conn., at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey / Lacrosse Field.