September 10, 2005

Northeastern Field Hockey Defeats Holy Cross At Home, 6-3

Sept. 10, 2005

Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - The Northeastern field hockey team scored three goals in each half to go on to a 6-3 non-conference victory over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Astro Turf. Holy Cross has now lost three straight games and drops to 1-3 on the season, while the Huskies improve to 4-1 overall.

The Huskies got on the board less than nine minutes into the game when Lauren Edelmeier blasted a shot past HC goalkeeper Sony Kuhn (Cincinnati, Ohio) on a penalty corner for a 1-0 lead. But Holy Cross wasted no time getting back into the game, thanks to Jenna Cook's (Walpole, Mass.) unassisted effort just 1:11 later, tying the score at 1-1.

Northeastern then scored two goals in a ten minute span, however, to take a 3-1 after Ashley Webber and Whitney Shean both scored off of rebounds in front of the net.

The Crusaders fought their way back into the game and cut the lead to one (3-2) with just over ten minutes remaining in the half when sophomore Carolyn Connelly (Greenland, N.H.) took a Cook pass and beat Husky keeper Liz Centofanti.

But in the second, the Huskies scored three straight goals to go up 6-2 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game. Shean tallied her second goal of the day at the 55:25 mark and Jay Quinn scored at the 60:17 mark. Northeastern also took advantage of an own goal by a Holy Cross defender earlier in the half when Quinn rifled a shot at the net, which then hit off a Crusader stick and found its way into the back of the net.

Holy Cross was able to get on the board at the 65:41 mark when freshman Kristin Schulz handled a Cook pass and beat NU's back-up keeper Meaghan Dorsi for her first career collegiate goal. Cook had a hand in all three HC goals, recording a score and two assists.

Kuhn made five saves on the afternoon, while Centofanti had three stops to record the win.

HC freshman keeper Erin Singleton also saw her first career action in net, making one save in ten minutes of play.

Northeastern enjoyed an 18-6 shot advantage and a 7-2 advantage on penalty corners.

Holy Cross hosts Rhode Island at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14.