September 10, 2011

Field Hockey Second Half Rally Falls Short Against Georgetown, 4-2

WORCESTER, Mass. The Holy Cross field hockey team scored two unanswered goals in the second half but could not overcome a four-goal deficit as the squad dropped a 4-2 decision to Georgetown in non-conference action at the Hart Turf Field. With the loss, the Crusaders move to a record of 1-4 on the season while the Hoyas go to 2-3. Sophomore Carly Grimaudo (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and freshman Mackenzie Peet (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) scored for the Crusaders and combined for seven of the 12 shots taken by the squad.

Georgetown scored four times in the first half, capitalizing on three penalty corner opportunities and then sneaking a shot past freshman goalkeeper Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.) in the final five minutes of action. Holy Cross put together two shots in the front half while Matchett made three saves.

The Crusaders picked up the offensive tempo in the second stanza as Grimaudo broke through for her first goal of the season at 58:42, scoring on a fast break. Peet then halved the score, 4-2, at 60:59, collecting her second goal in two games on a rebound shot in front of the cage. Holy Cross kept the Hoyas from scoring again but could not finish the rally, falling by the final 4-2 score.

The Hoyas finished with a 16-12 shots advantage. Peet led the Crusaders with four shots taken in the game, two on-goal. Matchett recorded six saves total, going to a record of 1-4. Georgetown's goalie, junior Briana Pereira, made three saves and goes to a record of 2-3.

Holy Cross jumps right back into action on Sunday, Sept. 11 against Sacred Heart. The game begins at 12:00 p.m. on the Hart Turf Field in Worcester, Mass. A remembrance of the Sept. 11 tragedy will be held as well.