WORCESTER, Mass. — Junior goalkeeper Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) made a season-high nine saves as the Holy Cross field hockey team fell to American, 4-0, in a conference match-up at the Hart Turf Field. With the result, the Crusaders go to a record of 1-11 (0-2 Patriot League) on the season while the Eagles improve to a record of 6-5 (2-0 PL). Sotsky made nine saves on 13 shots on-goal by American.
American's Tatum Dyer scored two goals and also collected an assist in the first 35 minutes of action as Holy Cross found itself down, 4-0 at the halftime. The Eagles scored their goals at the 14:59, 24:26, 27:30 and 32:02 marks, putting together 10 shots-on goal in the half. Sotsly made six saves while Holy Cross totaled three shots, including two on-goal. Holy Cross' defense kept American from scoring again in the game while the offense added four more shots, including one on-goal. No shots would find the back of the cage, however, as Holy Cross finished behind by the final 4-0 tally.
Sotsky acquired the loss, falling to 0-3 on the season while American's goalkeeper, Ashley Dalisera, earned the win to improve to 4-0. She made three saves in the contest and picked up her second shutout of the season. American finished with a 23-7 shots advantage and was led by Dyer who scored on both of her shot attempts. Senior Jamie Caniglia (Wayne, Pa.) and freshman Mackenzie Peet (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) finished with a Crusader-high two shots taken.
Holy Cross continues its season on Monday, Oct. 10 when it travels to play against No. 10 Maine. Game time is set for 12:00 p.m. at the Maine Field Hockey Complex in Orono, Maine.