Sept. 11, 2004
Boston, Mass. - The Holy Cross field hockey team lost its first game of the season in a 4-0 decision to Northeastern University at Sweeney Field on Saturday. The Crusaders dip to 4-1 while the Huskies improve to 6-0. Both teams were undefeated coming into the game. Holy Cross struggled throughout, and was held to only two shots on the afternoon, while the Huskies put up three goals before halftime and out-shot the Crusaders 18-2. Northeastern added a fourth goal in the second stanza and held the Crusaders scoreless for the first time all season. The Huskies also held a significant penalty corner advantage, tallying 14 to the Crusaders' 1.
The Huskies wasted no time getting on the board, as Lauren Edelmeier beat Crusader goalkeeper Sony Kuhn after a pass from Alli Bolster off a penalty corner. The Huskies then took a 2-0 lead on Mari Creatini's fifth tally of the season at 23:32. Whitney Shean and Liane Dixon rounded out the scoring for Northeastern.
Kuhn had 7 saves on the day. Diana Nelson turned away the only two Holy Cross shots to record a shutout.
The Crusaders next play on Sunday, September 19 when they host the University of Vermont in a 1:00 p.m. game.