WORCESTER, Mass. — Yale senior goalie Katie Bolling and sophomore Ona McConnell combined for a 2-0 shutout as the Holy Cross field hockey team lost against non-conference opponent Yale at the Hart Turf Field. With the defeat, the Crusaders dip to a 0-14 record on the season while Yale registers a record of 8-5 overall. Senior midfielder Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) aided Holy Cross with a defensive save, her fourth of the season.
Yale sophomore Mary Beth Barham put the Bulldogs on top in the 20th minute when she capitalized on a rebound following a shot by freshman Erica Borgo and save by Crusader sophomore goalie Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.). Sotsky would make two more stops in the half. Bolling made a save on the half, while the Bulldogs out-shot Holy Cross 7-1 en route to the 1-0 lead at intermission.
Bulldog junior Erin Carter scored her seventh marker of the year on a dish from classmate Dinah Landshut following a penalty corner for the Bulldogs at 46:28 to increase the edge to 2-0. Sotsky would add six more saves for the Crusaders, while Bolling and McConnell did not have to make a stop in the period for the Bulldogs. Yale finished the half 11-7 on shots.
In all, Yale held an 18-8 shots advantage. The Bulldogs also held the penalty corners edge, 11-3. Sotsky finished with a total of nine saves, while Bolling made one save in the win. Bolling would see 64:04 of the action as McConnell would man the cage for the remaining 5:56 of the contest.
Holy Cross travels to Hamilton, N.Y. next to compete in its fourth Patriot League contest with Colgate. Game time is set for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Tyler's Field.