WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. and field hockey head coach Zowie Tucker have announced the 2011 schedule for the Crusaders. The slate includes 10 home contests on the Hart Turf Field and two contests against new additions to the schedule (California-Davis and Georgetown).
The Crusaders will open up the season on the road against Quinnipiac (Aug. 26). The squad then jump starts their home bouts with the first meeting in program history against California-Davis (Aug. 31) followed by a match with Harvard (Sept. 2). After a trip to Boston College (Sept. 4), the team returns to the Hart Turf Field for three games against Siena (Sept. 7), Georgetown (Sept. 10) and Sacred Heart (Sept. 11). Two road and one home game wraps up competition in September as the Crusaders go to New Hampshire (Sept. 16), return to Worcester to play Fairfield (Sept. 23) and finish at Dartmouth (Sept. 25).
Holy Cross opens its conference schedule in October by traveling to Bucknell (Oct. 1). The Crusaders then entertain Bryant (Oct. 4) before taking on defending Patriot League champion American (Oct. 8) in Worcester. A non-conference game at Maine (Oct. 10) precedes two Patriot League competitions at Lafayette (Oct. 15) and versus Colgate (Oct. 22). The regular season concludes with games at Brown (Oct. 24), against Lehigh (Oct. 29) and on the road against Yale (Oct. 30).
The Patriot League Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 and will be held on the campus of the regular season champion. The top four teams in the final regular season standings will advance to the conference tournament.