October 30, 2011

Field Hockey Shut Out By Yale, 8-0, In Final Game of 2011 Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Junior goalkeeper Kelly Sotsky (Wayne, N.J.) made 10 saves as the Holy Cross field hockey team lost by a 8-0 tally to Yale at Johnson Field. With the day's result, the Crusaders finish their season with a record of 1-17 while the Bulldogs go to 10-6. The Bulldogs had two different players notch multiple-goal games.

Yale went ahead 3-0 by the end of the first half, accumulating 19 shots against the Holy Cross defense. The Crusaders could not find an offense and were unable to make a shot in the first half. The Bulldogs continued to dominate the offense in the second stanza, mounting 25 more shots and scoring five additional times, earning the 8-0 advantage. Sotsky, who made four saves in the first period, was able to make six more saves before being replaced by freshman Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.), who tallied two saves. Senior Jamie Caniglia (Wayne, Pa.) attempted the only shot the Crusaders had in the second half, as the squad fell by the final 8-0 score.

With the final result, Sotsky picked up the loss, finishing at 0-6 on the season. Yale's starting goalkeeper, Emily Cain, tallied the win, moving to 10-6. The Bulldogs were led offensively by Dinah Landshut, who made three assists on the day.

Holy Cross has now completed the 2011 season. All-Patriot League awards and honors will be handed out next week.