Oct. 6, 2004
Fairfield, Conn. - Caitlin Quinn scored the game-winning goal on a penalty stroke with less than three minutes remaining in the first half to lift the Fairfield University field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Holy Cross in a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon. Holy Cross dips to 6-4 (1-1-0), while Fairfield improves to 5-9 overall. With just minutes left on the clock before halftime, the Crusaders were whistled for an infraction inside the circle, setting up the Stags' penalty stroke. Quinn was able to take advantage, sneaking a low shot to the right hand corner past junior keeper, and defending Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, Sony Kuhn.
Holy Cross had 5 shots on the day, three coming from sophomore Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.), but saw all of them turned away by the Stags freshman goalkeeper, Lauren Callahan. One of their better chances came late in the game when the Stags were called for an infraction as time expired on a Holy Cross penalty corner. The Crusaders then were awarded a second corner attempt, but the ball was intercepted and cleared away by the Fairfield defense.
Holy Cross hosts two games this weekend. The Crusaders will take on Patriot League foe Bucknell at noon on Saturday, October 9th in a Homecoming feature game, and they will take the turf again at 2 p.m. on Sunday against the University of Maine.