Field Hockey Ready To Rally For Weekend Wins

Emily Allen

Overall Record: 0-6 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-2

Scoreboard: New Hampshire 5, Holy Cross 1, Worcester, Mass., 9/18
Rider 5, Holy Cross 0, Worcester, Mass., 9/19

Schedule: Friday, Sept. 24 at Fairfield, Fairfield, Conn., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26 at Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H., 2:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey (0-6 overall) team looks to pick up a pair of victories over the weekend, traveling to New England competitors Fairfield and Dartmouth. The Crusaders take on the Fairfield Stags first, traveling to Fairfield, Conn. for a 4:00 p.m. contest on Friday, Sept. 24. The squad will then travel north to Hanover, N.H., for a Sunday afternoon contest with Dartmouth. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. on Chase Field.
  • Fairfield and Dartmouth have already played each other this season as the Big Green won the Sept. 3 contest, 2-1. The Stags currently own a 4-4 record, having lost 5-0 against Hofstra in their last contest. Holy Cross and Fairfield have been annual competitors, dating back to the 1983 season. Since 2000, the teams have played nine times, with the Crusaders holding a 5-4 edge. The squad won at home against Fairfield, 1-0, last season, as junior Rachael Miers (Langhorne, Pa.) tallied the assist on former player Courtney Callahan's goal.
  • Dartmouth is also an annual competitor, as the teams have a dead even 5-5 record against each other since 2000. The Big Green comes in to Sunday's contest with a 4-1 record, having lost to the fourth-ranked Princeton Tigers, 9-1, on Sept. 17. They will play their second Ivy League opponent, Brown, on Sept. 25 before hosting Holy Cross on Sunday. Holy Cross lost to Dartmouth, 5-0, last season in front of a crowd of 155 fans at the Hart Turf Field.
  • The Holy Cross freshman class made an impact over the weekend, as newcomers Carly Grimaudo (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and Lindsay MacPhail (Goffstown, N.H.) broke the team's scoreless streak on Saturday against New Hampshire. Grimaudo was credited with her first collegiate goal while MacPhail nabbed the assist, picking up her first points in a Crusaders uniform. Grimaudo, who has made two starts so far, now leads the team with three points (one goal, one assist) this season.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) recorded a career-best 13 saves in the cage for the Crusaders against New Hampshire. The Wildcats, who finished the contest with 19 shots on-goal, only put five goals past Sotsky, as she marked a .684 saves percentage. Sotsky now has 36 saves this season, the third-most amongst Patriot League players. She is averaging six saves per game, which also ranks third in league standings.