WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross sophomore Molly Feit (Acton, Mass.) scored her first career goal as the Crusaders fell to a No. 24 New Hampshire by a score of 8-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Hart Turf Field. The Crusaders are now 1-4 on the season while the Wildcats hold a record of 2-3.
New Hampshire got on the board first just 1:08 into the game off a shot by Meg Flatley from the end line on the left side. The Crusaders responded with two goals to take an early 2-1 lead. Junior Carly Grimaudo (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) stole the ball from a Wildcat defender and riffled a shot into the lower left corner of the cage at the 31:11 mark. Just over three minutes later, senior Megan Bourne (Lake Forest, Ill.) was fouled in the circle and successfully struck a penalty shot past Wildcat goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell. New Hampshire came back to tie the game with 26:31 remaining off a shot by sophomore Meg Flatley, and took the lead just two minutes later when sophomore Kellie Joyce received a pass in front of the cage from junior Hannah Richard and beat Crusader goalkeeper Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.). The Wildcats took a 3-2 lead into halftime.
The Wildcats scored five goals in the second half including the second of the game for Joyce and Richard. Freshman Meg Carroll, junior Mackenzie Joyce and senior Claire Grogan added the final three scores. For the Crusaders, Feit was able to beat Tarbell with a shot into the lower right corner of the goal for her first career goal with 16:04 remaining in the second half.
The Crusaders were outshot in the game by a tally of 30-7, with Matchett making 16 saves on the afternoon. Tarbell stopped three shots by the Crusaders and moved to 2-3 on the season. Matchell is now to 1-4.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 11, when Providence comes to the Hart Turf Field for a 7:00 p.m. contest.