DURHAM, N.H. — Despite holding the No. 10 New Hampshire field hockey team to one goal in the second half, the Holy Cross field hockey team lost a 5-0 decision at Memorial Field. With the loss, the Crusaders drop to a record of 1-6 on the season while the Wildcats increase their unblemished record to 7-0. Holy Cross goalkeepers combined for six saves in the contest.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first 35 minutes of play, scoring goals at 9:05, 12:14, 23:21 and 24:00. Holy Cross combined for three shots taken and two penalty corners in the half as freshman goalkeeper Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.) made three saves.
Despite 10 shot attempts, Holy Cross held New Hampshire to one final goal in the second half, scored at the 46:56 mark. Junior Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) came in to play the final half in the cage and tied Matchett's first half stats with three saves in her first appearance of the season. Fellow junior Kelsey Horton (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) tallied the team's lone shot in the half as the Crusaders fell by the final 5-0 score.
The Wildcats finished with an 18-4 shots advantage. New Hampshire senior Hayley Rausch scored two of her team's five goals and led with three shots on-goal. Matchett picks up the loss, falling to a record of 1-6. New Hampshire's goalie, senior Katherine Negangast, made the start and tallied the win, making two saves. She goes to a record of 7-0.
Holy Cross returns to action next Friday, Sept. 23 against Fairfield. The Crusaders and Stags will compete on the Hart Turf Field in Worcester, Mass. beginning at 4:00 p.m.