Crusaders Set For Home Opener Friday

Kelly Burke

Overall: 0-1-0 (0-0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-1-0
Scoreboard: Quinnipiac 6, Holy Cross 2, Hamden, Conn., 8/26
Schedule: Friday, Sept. 2 vs. Harvard, Worcester, Mass., 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4 at No. 14 Boston College, Newton, Mass., 3:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey team was originally scheduled to play three matches this week, but due to the Hurricane Irene forecast, was forced to cancel the Wednesday contest versus California-Davis. The team will now open up at home against Harvard at the brand new Hart Turf Field on Sept. 2 and will then travel to play the No.14-ranked Boston College Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 4. Friday's contest will begin at 6:00 p.m. while Sunday's game starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Boston College Field Hockey Field in Newton, Mass.
  • Friday's contest serves as Harvard's season opener as it was forced to cancel its exhibition game against Victory on Sunday. The two teams have met 12 times in program history, dating back to 1987. The Crimson has been an annual competitor over the last six seasons and has won four straight matches, dating to the 2007 season. Holy Cross last topped Harvard 3-0 on Sept. 17, 2006 in Cambridge, Mass.
  • No. 14 Boston College stands at 2-0 on the young season, topping both Vermont and Massachusetts this past week. The Eagles are currently outscoring their opponents 10-1 and will face Maine and Quinnipiac before hosting the Crusaders. Boston College owns a 26-2 all-time record against Holy Cross as the two teams have played each other in all 19 years of Holy Cross field hockey, dating back to 1982. Holy Cross last won in 1990, earning a 6-2 win at home under the guidance of former head coach Meg Galligan. 
  • Sophomore Jillian Caffrey (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) came up big offensively for the Crusaders in the 6-2 loss at Quinnipiac. Caffrey, who has moved into a large role on penalty corners, earned her first career goal and assist. She tallied her assist in the first half of action and followed with an unassisted goal five minutes in to the second half. She is the current tem leader in points (three) on the young season.