October 10, 2011

Field Hockey Drops 5-1 Tally At No. 10 Maine

ORONO, Maine Senior Jamie Caniglia (Wayne, Pa.) notched her second goal of the season and seventh of her career as the Holy Cross field hockey team lost 5-1 against 10th-ranked Maine at the Maine Field Hockey Complex. With the result, the Crusaders fall to a record of 1-12 on the season while the Black Bears improve to a record of 12-2. Junior goalkeeper Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) made a season-high 12 saves in the contest as well.

Caniglia's goal came as the first score of the game as she earned a penalty stroke, getting the shot past Maine goalkeeper, Sydney Kolysher, at the 12:50 mark in the first half. The two teams played 19 minutes of scoreless action until Maine notched its first goal at 31:22, tying the score at 1-1 right before the halftime. Sotsky finished with five saves in the half as Caniglia's penalty stroke came as the only Holy Cross shot.

Maine picked up the offense in the second half, scoring four unanswered goals on a total of 14 shot attempts. After going up 3-1 at 47:39, Black Bear Molly Stewart scored the final two goals for her team at 48:28 and 61:55 to mark the final score at 5-1. Holy Cross added two shots in the half, coming from junior Kelsey Horton (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and senior Rachael Miers (Langhorne, Pa.). Sotsky finished the second half with seven saves on 11 shots on-goal.

With the final result, Sotsky picked up the loss, falling to 0-4 on the season while Maine's replacement keeper, Alicia Frisch, earned the win to improve to 3-0. She made two saves in the contest. The Black Bears finished with a 22-3 shots advantage. Alexa Binnendjik also had two goals in the game.

Holy Cross looks for its first win on the road this upcoming weekend, traveling to play at Patriot League opponent Lafayette. The game will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 and starts at 12:00 p.m. on Rappolt Field in Easton, Pa.