Cohen, Welch Lead Holy Cross Over Fairfield, 4-1

Sept. 21, 2005

Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - Juniors Laura Cohen (Summit, N.J.) and Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.) both scored two goals to lead the Holy Cross field hockey team to a 4-1 non-conference win over Fairfield University on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, Holy Cross gets back to the .500 mark at 4-4 overall, while the Stags fall to 1-8 on the season.

Senior Jenna Cook (Walpole, Mass.) collected three assists on the day, while junior Susie Whelan (Acton, Mass.) registered two helpers for the Crusaders.

Cohen opened up the scoring just over five minutes into the contest when she blasted a shot off of a penalty corner past Fairfield goalkeeper Liz Thomas for a 1-0 Crusader lead. Cook and Whelan were credited with assists.

The Crusaders took a 2-0 lead at the 14:22 mark when Cohen tacked on another score on a penalty stroke, but the Stags fought back and cut the lead to one (2-1) after a score by Emily Janis, who was assisted by Brittany Bates.

Welch then tallied her fifth goal of the season with just 2:24 remaining in the half when she scored on a penalty corner, giving HC a 3-1 advantage. Cook and Whelan were both credited with their second assists of the day on the play.

Welch rounded out the scoring at the 58:23 mark when she one-timed a centering pass by Cook to give Holy Cross a 4-1 cushion.

Crusader goalie Sony Kuhn (Cincinnati, Ohio) made four saves on the afternoon to record her fourth win of the season, while Thomas finished with five stops. The Crusaders enjoyed a 16-7 shot advantage, despite a 7-6 Fairfield edge on penalty corners.

The Crusaders play host to Yale on Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m.