Holy Cross Upends Providence, 4-1

Sept. 8, 2004

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross field hockey team continued its winning ways, defeating Providence College 4-1 in a non-conference game at the Hart Center Astro Turf in front of a crowd of 93 on Wednesday night. The Crusaders improve to 4-0, while the Friars drop to 1-4. The Friars got on the board first when Melissa McGow (Branford, Conn.) received a penalty corner and faked a pass to Amy Phillips (Worcester, Mass.), allowing her to find a wide-open Emily Ewens (Vancouver, B.C.) on the wing. Ewens beat Crusader goalkeeper Sony Kuhn (Cincinnati, Ohio) with a low blast to the right corner.

Less than two minutes later, however, the Crusaders tied the game at 1-1. Sophomore Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.) found the back of the net after a scuffle in front of the goal. The Crusaders then got what would be the game-winning goal after Laura Cohen (Summit, N.J.) received a pass from Renee Didonato (Columbus, Ohio) during a penalty corner with 1:52 remaining in the half.

Holy Cross added two insurance goals in the second. Senior Christina Zorzi (Barre, Vt.) tipped in a deflected Cat Kerman (Glens Falls, N.Y.) shot to put the Crusaders up 3-1. Welch would then add her second tally of the game and her 5th of the season after an outstanding move past Providence goalkeeper Meredith Jones (Lake Forest, Ill.). Junior Jenna Cook (Walpole, Mass.) led Welch with a nice pass, giving her room to break away from the pack and face Jones one on one. Welch turned in a highlight-reel move to put the game away with just over 16-minutes remaining in the game.

Kuhn made 6 saves on the night to record her 4th win in as many games. Jones finished with 7 saves in the contest. She faced 13 Holy Cross shots, and was aided by two defensive saves from her Friar teammates.

The Crusaders are back in action again on Saturday, September 11th when they travel to Northeastern for a 4:00 p.m.