Field Hockey Looks To Even Record In Two Regional Match-Ups

Lizzie McManus

Overall Record: 0-2 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-2

Scoreboard: Harvard 6, Holy Cross 1, Cambridge, Mass., 9/4
No. 9 Boston College 5, Holy Cross 0, Worcester, Mass., 9/5

Schedule: Thursday, Sept. 9 at Siena, Loundonville, N.Y., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12 at Sacred Heart, Fairfield, Conn., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey team (0-2 overall) continues its 2010 campaign with two games this upcoming week. The Crusaders will play on the road in both contests, first traveling to Loundonville, N.Y. to face off with Siena at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. The Saints have been an annual competitor since the 2003 season with Holy Cross winning all seven contests. The winning team of this year's matchup will come away with its first victory of the season, as Siena enters with a record of 0-3. It took two overtimes in last year's game before the Crusaders came away with a win, as former player Courtney Callahan scored with 5:56 remaining in the second overtime to lead Holy Cross to a 5-4 win. Senior Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) marked a season game-high of seven shots in the game as well, tallying a goal.
  • On Sunday, Sept. 12, the team will travel to Fairfield, Conn. to take on Sacred Heart, a squad they haven't faced since the 2002 season. The game will be played at 12:00 p.m. on Sacred Heart's Campus Field. The Pioneers are also winless so far, having dropped their four total matches. The teams last played on Oct. 25, 2002 with the Crusaders taking a 5-0 win under the guidance of former head coach Meg Galligan.  
  • Junior Jamie Caniglia (Wayne, Pa.) came away with the team's first goal of the season after the weekend's action, as she scored against Harvard. Caniglia now has four goals in a Crusader uniform. She has started both games this season and ties for ninth in goals scored amongst Patriot League players. Caniglia's goal was assisted by freshman Carly Grimaudo (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.), who earned her first start in a Crusader uniform against Harvard. Her assist also marks her first collegiate point as she has also made one shot on-goal attempt so far this season.
  • Sophomore Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) has proven her capability in the cage after putting up big save numbers against two of the top teams in the region this past weekend. She has allowed 11 goals on 36 shots on-goal attempts, marking a .542 save percentage. She currently ranks in a tie for second with 6.50 saves per game amongst league leaders and fourth for overall saves.
  • Sikorski is also a league stats leader as she ranks third in shots per game (3.5). She currently leads the team with seven shots taken so far this season, one coming on-goal. She has also started in both contests, bringing her start streak to 17 games, beginning with the Dartmouth contest on Sept. 13 of last season.