October 16, 2005

Crusaders Fall To Albany, 4-3

Oct. 16, 2005

Box Score

Albany, N.Y. - The Holy Cross field hockey team battled back from being down 3-0, to tie the game at 3-3, but Albany was able to hang on for a 4-3 non-conference win on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Turf Field. The Crusaders have dropped two straight and slip to 7-8 overall, while the Great Danes improve to 7-8 with their third straight win.

Albany took a 2-0 lead into halftime after two goals by Tina Bryson. The Great Danes then went up 3-0 at the 43:21 mark when Kasey Weaver scored on a penalty corner. Arlette Westdorp and Meg Rinier were credited with assists on the play.

But the Crusaders battled back and scored three straight goals in a span of seven minutes and 11 seconds to tie the game at 3-3 with 17:49 remaining in the contest.

Junior forward Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.) scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season when she converted a pass from senior Jenna Cook at the 45:00 mark. Junior Laura Cohen (Summit, N.J.) cut the deficit to one (3-2) when she scored on a pass from fellow junior Susie Whelan (Acton, Mass.) just over 11 minutes later.

The Crusaders then tied the game at 3-3 less than a minute later when Welch tallied her second goal of the game thanks to set up pass from sophomore Eli Skovron.

But Weaver snapped the 3-3 deadlock when she made good on a penalty corner attempt at the 57:07 mark. It was Weaver's second game-winning goal in as many days. Rinier and Westdorp recorded assists on the play.

The Crusaders were outshot 13-12 on the afternoon, but had a 7-4 shot advantage in the second half. They also had an 8-6 edge on penalty corners, including six chances in the final 35 minutes.

Holy Cross goalkeeper Sony Kuhn (Cincinnati, Ohio) made four saves in 53 minutes and 39 seconds of play, while freshman Erin Singleton recorded one save in 16 minutes and 21 seconds of action. Albany's Ashley Ross made three saves in the win.

Holy Cross will host American in a crucial Patriot League match-up on Saturday, October 22, at noon.