Crusaders Blank Bobcats, 5-0

Sept. 3, 2004

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross field hockey team continued its goal-happy hot streak, blanking Quinnipiac University, 5-0, Friday night in front of more than 200 people at the Hart Center Astro Turf field.

The Crusaders got on the board early after a nice cross from junior Jenna Cook (Walpole, Mass.) found sophomore Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.) waiting in front of the net. Welch beat Bobcat goalie Erin McKay (Norwood, Mass.) by sneaking in a low shot to the right-hand side of the goal.

Welch's goal would prove to be the game-winner, but the Crusaders found the back of the net four more times before the night was over. Senior Christina Zorzi (Barre, Vt.) started what would be a flurry of second half goals after she scored off of a deflected shot by Cat Kerman (Glens Falls, N.Y.) early in the second stanza. Welch was credited with the assist on the play.

Soon after, the flood gates opened. Cook added the third Holy Cross tally of the game after Zorzi dribbled around a diving McKay and found her wide open along the left side to put it away. Sophomore Susie Whelan (Acton, Mass.) recorded her first goal of the season with just less than twenty minutes remaining. Cook then rounded out the scoring and picked up her second goal of the night after a battle in front of the net.

Holy Cross goalkeeper Sony Kuhn (Cincinnati, Ohio) made 4 saves in the contest to record her second shutout in as many games. McKay finished with 7 saves to go along with two defensive saves made by Jill DeSanti (Fairfield, N.J.) and Jillian Holod (Tunkhannock, Pa.).

The Crusaders will put their 2-0 record on the line as they travel to Yale for a 1:00 game on Sunday.