WORCESTER, Mass. — Despite a final 19-17 shots advantage, the Holy Cross field hockey team fell, 3-1, against Patriot League opponent Colgate at the Hart Turf Field. With the result, the Crusaders combine for a record of 1-14 (0-4 Patriot League) on the season while the Raiders go to a record of 6-9 (1-3 PL). Junior Kelsey Horton (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) tallied her third goal of the season in the game and took four shots.
Colgate scored two goals on its first four shot attempts, taking an early 2-0 lead. Horton then halved the score at 17:47, beating Colgate's goalie, Amanda DiDomizio, to the cage. The teams combined for 10 more shot attempts in the half, but did not score again as Holy Cross found itself down 2-1 at the halftime break. Freshman goalkeeper Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.) made six saves on Colgate's eight shot on-goal attempts.
Holy Cross maintained offensive possession in the beginning of the second half, earning four consecutive penalty corners. Junior Megan Bourne (Lake Forest, Ill.) put together two shots, but could not score as the Crusaders remained without a second half goal. The Raiders then took back a two-goal lead, 3-1, at 49:10, taking advantage of a penalty corner opportunity. The Crusaders continued to keep the ball offensively, but could not score again, falling by the final 3-1 tally.
With the final result, Matchett picked up the loss, going to 1-9 on the season. She made a solid nine saves in the 70 minutes of action. DiDomizio tallied the win, moving to 6-9. She made eight saves in the contest. Sophomore Jillian Caffrey (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) led the Crusaders with seven shots taken in the game.
Holy Cross travels to Brown next, on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. at Warner field in Providence, R.I.