Crusaders Set To Conclude Season This Week

Overall Record: 0-15 (0-4 PL); Last Week: 0-1
Scoreboard: Colgate 1, Holy Cross 0, Hamilton, N.Y., 10/23
Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 26 vs. Brown, Worcester, Mass., 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30 at Lehigh, Bethlehem, Pa., 11:00 a.m.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey team will complete its non-league and home slate on Tuesday, hosting the Brown Bears at 6:00 p.m. at the Hart Turf Field in Worcester, Mass. The squad will then travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to play the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in its final contest of the season. Game time is set for 11:00 a.m. at the Ulrich Sports Complex.
  • Brown comes to Worcester with an overall record of 3-11 and has gone 1-4 in its last five contests. The Brown Bears fell to conference foe Cornell, 2-1, the last time out. Brown has collected 26 goals this season and is led by Leslie Springmeyer and Abigail Taft, who currently lead the team with 17 points apiece. The two teams last met on Oct. 27, 2009 at Brown, with the Crusaders falling 4-2. The two teams have been annual competitors since the 2000 season, as Brown owns the 6-4 edge in the last 10 contests.
  • Holy Cross will then travel to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Saturday for its final league contest. Both teams are winless in the league, as the Mountain Hawks sit with a 2-13 overall record on the season after losing to Lafayette, 5-0, this past weekend. Lehigh has 23 goals so far this season, while Holy Cross has five. The two teams also sit in the bottom two spots amongst league competitors in almost all offense categories, including scoring margin, scoring average and goals scored. Lehigh leads the league in saves, while Holy Cross ranks third as sophomore Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) has made 98 of the team's 103 saves this season.
  • Senior Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) continues to be a huge factor on the defensive side of the field, recording her fourth defensive save in five games against Colgate, bringing her season total to five defensive saves this season. Her five defensive saves rank in a tie for first in league standings with Lehigh's Lauren Cawley.
  • With the 1-0 loss to Colgate on Saturday, Holy Cross is now eliminated from the 2010 Patriot League Tournament. Colgate completed the 2010 Patriot League Field Hockey Tournament field with the 1-0 win over Holy Cross. The Raiders join No. 7 American, Lafayette and Bucknell in the field. None of the seeds are set, with a pair of head-to-head matchups determining the spots this weekend. American and Lafayette, who each moved to 4-0 in League play on Saturday, will face off for the top spot in Washington with the loser getting the second seed. The third seed is up for grabs in Lewisburg, Pa., when Colgate visits Bucknell, with both teams at 2-2 in the standings.