Holy Cross Downs Yale, 3-2

Sept. 5, 2004

New Haven, Conn. - The Holy Cross (3-0) field hockey team continued its winning ways with a 3-2 victory over the Yale Bulldogs (1-1) on a cool and cloudy afternoon in front of a crowd of 200 at Yale University on Sunday.

The game was scoreless at the half, and played evenly on both sides. Yale registered 4 shots on goal and one penalty corner, while Holy Cross fired 3 shots and two corner chances.

The scoring opened up early in the second half when sophomore Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.) slipped a shot past Bulldog goalkeeper Kate Crandall off a pass from senior Christina Zorzi (Barre, Vt.). Ten minutes later, sophomore Susie Whelan (Acton, Mass.) gave the Crusaders a 2-0 lead.

Yale cut the lead to 2-1 on a Meredith Howell tally from Lindsay Collins with 7:48 remaining, but Jenna Cook (Walpole, Mass.) responded with what would turn out to be the game-winning goal with just over five minutes remaining.

Yale would get on the board again after a Sarah Driscoll pass found Elizabeth Topp ready for the score with just under two minutes to go, but it would be too little, too late for the Bulldogs.

Sony Kuhn (Cincinnati, Ohio) made 9 saves in 70:00 of play. Crandall had 4 stops on the afternoon.

Holy Cross will host Providence College on Wednesday night. Game time is 7:00 p.m.