Field Hockey To Play Nationally Ranked New Hampshire Friday

Emily Allen

Overall: 1-5-0 (0-0-0 PL); Last Week: 1-2-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 1, Siena 0 (OT), Worcester, Mass., 9/7
Georgetown 4, Holy Cross 2, Worcester, Mass., 9/10
Sacred Heart 5, Holy Cross 4 (OT), Worcester, Mass., 9/11

Friday, Sept. 16 at No. 12 New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., 7:00 pm.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey team takes a break in action until Friday, Sept. 17 when it travels to play the 12th-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Memorial Field in Durham, N.H.
  • The series between the Crusaders and Wildcats began in 1982 as New Hampshire has won 12 of the 13 total meetings. The Wildcats are on a four-game win streak over Holy Cross as the Crusaders last won on Sept. 21, 2006. The Crusaders have been outscored 16-6 in those contests as well. The Wildcats are 6-0 on the season coming into Friday's contest, last topping Dartmouth, 5-2.
  • Junior Kelsey Horton (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) may be considered one of the team's most improved players after scoring two goals in the team's 5-4 overtime loss against Sacred Heart this past weekend. Horton, who had been unable to find the back of the cage in her first two seasons playing, is now a starting forward and broke through for her first two career goals against the Pioneers.
  • Freshman Mackenzie Peet (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Monday, Sept. 12 after being the Crusaders' top goal scorer in the three games last week. Peet becomes the first Holy Cross freshman to win the Rookie of the Week honor since 2007 and the first Crusader to take any Patriot League weekly award since 2009. She broke up the team's 20-game scoring drought against Siena, scoring the game-winner in overtime. She now leads the squad with six points on the season.