Field Hockey "Thinks Pink" In Patriot League Play This Weekend

Alanna Sikorski

Overall Record: 0-8 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-2

Scoreboard: Fairfield 2, Holy Cross 1, Fairfield, Conn., 9/24
Dartmouth 5, Holy Cross 0, Hanover, N.H., 9/26

Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 2 vs. Bucknell, Worcester, Mass., 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3 vs. Columbia, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey will return home for a weekend doubleheader as they open up Patriot League play against Bucknell on Saturday, Oct. 2 and then host Columbia on Sunday, Oct. 3. Saturday's game will start at 12:00 p.m. while Sunday's contest starts at 1:00 p.m. Both games will be played at the Hart Turf Field in Worcester, Mass.
  • The Crusaders will have their first ever "Think Pink" Day against Bucknell on Saturday, Oct. 2 in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team will be wearing special pink socks and will be collecting donations for the Levine Cancer Center in Worcester, Mass. It will also be homecoming weekend on campus, as the field hockey team will also hold an Alumnae Celebration to honor its past players.
  • Bucknell comes to Worcester with a record 3-6, having gone to strokes in their last two contests, winning against Sacred Heart and falling against Indiana. Last year, the Crusaders broke a four-game win-streak against the Bison, dropping a 3-0 decision in Lewisburg, Pa. Holy Cross has won 10 straight home-games against Bucknell, dating back to the team's inaugural season of Patriot League play.
  • Columbia, who has won all three meeting with Holy Cross, comes to Worcester with a 4-3 record. The Lions lost their first Ivy League match-up on Friday, falling in two overtimes against Cornell and will play against the nationally-ranked Princeton Tigers on Friday, Oct. 1, before traveling north. The Crusaders dropped a 1-0 decision in New York last season and have been outscored 5-1 since the 2007 season.
  • Junior Jamie Caniglia (Wayne, Pa.) tied her career season-high of two goals after scoring her second goal of the season the 2-1 loss to Fairfield this past weekend. She is currently the team leader in goals (2) points (4) and shots on-goal percentage (.400).
  • Freshman Lindsay MacPhail (Goffstown, N.H.) led the Crusader offense for the first time this season, leading the team with four shots, one on-goal against Dartmouth. MacPhail now has eight shots on the season, third highest on the team. She also recorded her second assist of the season against Fairfield and leads the team with two total assists so far this season.