September 20, 2011

Field Hockey Plays Host To Fairfield On Friday

Overall: 1-6-0 (0-0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-1-0
Scoreboard: No. 10 New Hampshire 5, Holy Cross 0, Durham, N.H., 9/16
Schedule: Friday, Sept. 23 vs. Fairfield, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25 at Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H., 3:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross field hockey team plays a home and away set this upcoming week. The Crusaders will first host Fairfield on Friday, Sept. 23 and then travel to play Dartmouth on Sunday, Sept. 25. Friday's contest begins at 4:00 p.m. on the Hart Turf Field while Sunday's contest starts at 3:00 p.m. on the Chase Astro Turf.
  • The series between the Crusaders and Stags began in 1982 as Holy Cross has won 17 of the 30 total meetings. Holy Cross is also 3-2 in the last five meetings, including a 1-0 win against the Stags in the last match-up held in Worcester. Fairfield is currently 5-2 on the season and will play at common opponent Sacred Heart on Wednesday before competing on Friday. The squad has won three-straight games, including a 2-0 win over Patriot League foe Lehigh.
  • The Crusaders are 8-10-0 in the all-time series against the Dartmouth Big Green, dating back to 1985. The Big Green have won by identical 5-0 scores over the last two seasons as Holy Cross last won in 2006, beating Dartmouth in overtime 2-1. Currently, the Big Green are 4-2 on the season and will play against Ivy League foe Brown the Saturday prior to hosting Holy Cross. Dartmouth is also 1-0 in league play.
  • Junior goalkeeper Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) returned to the cage for the first time this season against New Hampshire last Friday. She played the entire second half and collected three saves. With the three saves, Sotsky now has 110 saves in her career.
  • With this being the final full week of non-conference action, Holy Cross sits well with the other teams in the Patriot League according to the overall season standings. Through Sunday's games, Holy Cross ranks fourth in scoring average (1.92), goals scored (1.29) and saves (44).