Crusaders To Host UConn & Play At Navy
Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse
Overall: 2-6 (0-1 Patriot League); Last Week: 0-2
Scoreboard: Boston College 13, Holy Cross 7, Worcester, Mass., 3/17
Colgate 14, Holy Cross 13, Hamilton, N.Y., 3/20
Schedule: Wednesday, March 24 vs. UConn, Worcester, Mass., 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27 at Navy, Annapolis, Md., 12:00 p.m.
- The Crusaders will return to action when they play UConn on Wednesday, March 24, at the new Holy Cross Field at 6:00 p.m., while Holy Cross will then travel to Annapolis, Md., to play Navy on Saturday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Crusaders are coming off losses to Boston College and Colgate last week. The Huskies, who are 6-2 overall, fell to St. Bonaventure, in their most recent game but had six straight victories before the loss. The Midshipmen, who are 9-2 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League, just recently lost to No. 3 Duke.
- After a season-opening lost to UMass (18-10), UConn won six straight games with victories over Iona (17-7), Canisius (13-5), Quinnipiac (16-8), Binghamton (16-12), Marist (15-8) and Sacred Heart (14-7). The Huskies just recently concluded their six-game winning streak when they fell to St. Bonaventure (11-10). Last season, the Huskies defeated the Crusaders, 10-9, in Storrs, Conn. Senior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) scored four goals and has two assists for six points. UConn leads the all-time series between these teams 5-2.
- Navy’s 15.73 goals scored per game rank first in the Patriot League and Erin Rawlick leads the conference with 4.27 goals per game and 6.18 points per game. She also leads the league with 5.09 draw controls per game. Navy has outscored its opponents by a 173-88 margin this season. The Mids won their first seven games of the season with victories over Howard (24-2), La Salle (12-11), Robert Morris (14-4), Longwood (17-10), Davidson (14-7), Monmouth (17-5) and Fresno State (23-2). After a loss to William & Mary (14-9), Navy defeated Lafayette (14-8) and Manhattan (19-6), while it then lost to Duke (19-10). Last season, Holy Cross fell to Navy by a 10-9 score on March 21 at the Hart Turf Field. With the game tied at 9-9, Navy's Dani Vivonetto scored on a free-position shot with just 12 seconds remaining in the second half for the game-winner. Four Holy Cross players earned three points, including senior Ali Baird (Wilbraham, Mass.) who scored three goals. Senior Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) and junior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) each had two goals and one assist for three points, while Gardner recorded one goal and two assists. In the team’s first-ever meeting on March 14, 2008 in Annapolis, the Midshipmen also won the by one goal, 12-11.
- Sutton has scored at least one goal in 20 straight games. This season she leads the team with 18 goals and 21 points. Her 2.25 goals per game are seventh in the Patriot League and her 2.62 points per game are 10th. For her career she has 38 goals and seven assists for 45 points.
- Gardner, who led the Crusaders with six points versus Colgate, has recorded at least one point in 11 straight overall games. Gardner reached 100 points for her career as she now has 58 goals and 46 assists for 104 points. Her 46 assists are tied for third all-time at Holy Cross. This season she leads the team with nine assists as her 1.12 assists per game are fifth in the Patriot League.
- O’Leary leads the team with 17 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. Her 1.12 caused turnovers per game are fifth in the Patriot League. She now has 54 goals and 23 assists for 77 points.
- Freshman Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) has recorded at least one point in seven of the first eight games of the season. Her five assists are second on the team, while her 13 points are third and her eight goals are fourth.
- Junior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) has 10.50 saves per game which are third in the Patriot League and her .477 save percentage is also third. Her 392 career saves are fifth all-time at Holy Cross. She was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Week for two straight weeks earlier in the season.