November 3, 2009

Field Hockey Concludes 2009 Season

Overall Record: 4-14 (2-3 PL); Last Week: 0-2
Scoreboard: Brown 4, Holy Cross 2, Providence, R.I., 10/27
Bucknell 3, Holy Cross 0, Lewisburg, Pa., 10/31

Schedule: 2009 season has concluded 

  • Holy Cross ended its season with a 3-0 loss to Bucknell on Saturday, Oct. 31, missing a bid to the Patriot League tournament. Lehigh locked up the No. 4 seed when the Bison defeated the Crusaders. The Mountain Hawks, at 2-3, won the tie-breaker against the Crusaders due to Lehigh's regular-season win over Holy Cross. The Crusaders wrap up their season with a 4-14 overall record and end at 2-3 in league play, good for a fifth place finish. They posted a 3-7 home record while going 1-7 on the road.
  • Senior captain Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.), who scored her ninth goal of the season against Brown this past Tuesday, completes the season as the team's offensive leader, scoring nine goals and tallying an assist for a team-leading 19 points. She earned Crusader of the Week honors on Sept. 28. Her nine goals are a career-high for a single season and her 19 points are also a season-high. She ends the season in a tie for fifth in the Patriot League in goals and ninth in points.
  • Senior goalkeeper Kelly Casey (New Egypt, N.J.) also had a career year. She finished the season with 108 saves, second-most in the league. She also ranked third in saves per game (6.00) and fifth in goals-against-average (3.23). Her 108 saves topped her previous career-high of 26 saves in a season by 82. She was truly the team's rock in goal, starting in and playing every minute of the team's 18 contests.  She earned her first career Patriot League honor, being named Goalkeeper of the Week on Oct. 12.
  • Junior Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) also took home Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring her first career hat trick against Colgate on Oct. 17. For the season, Sikorski registered five goals, second most on the team. Her five goals are a career-high in a single-season and her 11 points are just one point shy of her career-high of 12 points, which she tallied in 2008.
  • Defense was a huge factor for Holy Cross this season and two players stepped up in a big way to help their team. Junior Breezy Rush (Denville, N.J.) led the team with five defensive saves, second-most in the Patriot League and first on the team. It also marked a career-high for her. Senior captain Kaitlyn Barnes (Honesdale, Pa.) finished her career leading the team in tackles and interceptions. She made four defensive saves, a career-high, and marked three assists for a career-high three points in a season.