ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Sophomore Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) scored for the 22nd straight game, but the Crusaders couldn’t get past the Midshipmen as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to Navy, 10-4, on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Patriot League action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-8 overall (0-2 Patriot League), while the Midshipmen improve to 11-2 overall (2-0 Patriot League).
Sutton, freshman Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.), senior Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) and senior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) each scored a goal for the Crusaders while junior Meg O’Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) tallied three assists.
Navy was led by Erin Rawlick and Danielle Vivonetto with three goals a piece, while Caitli Mandrin Hill and Katrina Nietsch each had two goals.
Navy took a quick 3-0 lead before Gardner scored at 19:20 to put the Crusaders on the scoreboard. The Mids went up 6-1 when Sutton scored for the 22nd straight game. Fenton and Zebrowski scored to bring the Crusaders within two to end the first half.
Four straight goals in the second half, including three off of free-position shots, led the Mids to a 10-4 victory over Holy Cross.
Holy Cross junior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) had 10 saves, while Navy’s Elaina Ponchione made seven. Navy outshot Holy Cross 26-22 and had 21 ground balls while the Crusaders had seven. Holy Cross went 1-4 on free-position shots, while Navy was 4-8. The Crusaders picked up eight draw controls, while the Mids recorded six.
The Crusaders return to action when they play Patriot League opponent Bucknell at the new Holy Cross Field on Saturday, April 3 at 12:00 p.m.