WORCESTER, Mass. – Four different players scored for the Crimson as the Holy Cross field hockey team fell to Harvard, 4-0, at the brand new Hart Turf Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to a 0-2 record, while Harvard opens up its season at 1-0.
Georgia McGillivray gave the Crimson a 1-0 lead when she scored off a penalty corner with assists from Mariah Pewarski and Noel Painter at 25:30. Rachael Rosenfeld increased the lead to 2-0 when she recorded a goal off a penalty corner from a pass by Carly Dickson at 31:45. Just 1:58 later, Sydney Jenkins made it a 3-0 game. Harvard scored the only goal of the second half as Bridget McGillivray found the back of the net at 53:50 for the 4-0 final.
In all, Holy Cross tallied six shots, including a team-high four shots taken by sophomore Jillian Caffrey (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), including a team-best two on goal. Harvard finished with 18 shots. Holy Cross freshman goalkeeper Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.) recorded five saves, falling to a record of 0-2 on the season. Harvard goalie Cynthia Tassopoulos made four saves in her first decision of the season, going to 1-0.
Holy Cross returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 4 against the 14th-ranked Boston College Eagles. The game, which will be played on the Boston College Field Hockey Field, begins at 3:00 p.m. in Newton, Mass.