Crusaders To Play Fairfield & Lehigh

Cassie Rudden

Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse 
Overall: 3-8 (1-2 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-0 
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 15, Bucknell 7, Worcester, Mass., 4/3 
Tuesday, April 6 vs. Fairfield, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday, April 10 at Lehigh, Bethlehem, Pa., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Crusaders (3-8 overall, 1-2 Patriot League) return to action when they play Fairfield (6-3 overall, 0-0 MAAC) in a non-conference game at the new Holy Cross Field on Tuesday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m., while they will then travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to play Lehigh (9-2 overall, 2-1 Patriot League) in a key Patriot League contest at the Ulrich Sports Complex on Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m.
  • The Crusaders are in fifth place in the Patriot League, while the Mountain Hawks, who play No. 18 Penn State on April 7, are tied for third place. Lehigh started off the season with eight straight victories. The Crusaders have Patriot League losses to Colgate (14-13) and Navy (10-4), while they defeated Bucknell (15-7). The Mountain Hawks have league wins over Bucknell (13-2) and Lafayette (20-4), while they lost to American (17-16).
  • Last season, Fairfield defeated Holy Cross, 18-8, on April 7. Kelly Casey scored two goals and had one assist for three points. Junior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Kayla DiBari (Holderness, N.H.) each scored one goal and had one assist for two points.
  • Last year, the Crusaders defeated the Mountain Hawks by a score of 12-11 in double-overtime on April 4. Casey scored four goals including the game-winner in overtime and junior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) tied the school single-game record for assists with six. Casey also scored the goal that tied the game at 9-9 with only 28 seconds left in the second half to the move the game to overtime, while O'Leary assisted on the game-winner. Along with her six assists, O'Leary scored two goals for eight points. Her six assists tied the record set by Erin Rowse versus Albany on March 21, 2000.
  • Senior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) was named the AT&T Crusader of the Week as she recorded two goals and two assists for four points versus Bucknell. This is the second time that she has earned this award as she also received it as a sophomore. Gardner has recorded at least one point in 14 straight overall games. This season she leads the team with 11 assists, while her 25 points are second on the team and her 14 goals are third. For her career she now has 62 goals and 48 assists for 110 points. Her 48 assists are third all-time at Holy Cross.
  • Sophomore Catherine Furman (Garden City, N.Y.) scored a career-best two goals versus Bucknell. This season she is tied for second on the team with a career-best 10 caused turnovers and she is tied for fourth on the team with 10 ground balls.
  • Junior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) was named the Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the third time this season and the fourth time in her career as she was also named the Goalie of the Week as a freshman in 2008. Martin stopped 15 of 22 shots for a career-best .682 save percentage in the victory over Bucknell. Her 15 saves tied a season best as she has made 15 saves three times this season, while she has recorded double-digit saves in eight of the 11 games this season. Her 428 career saves are fourth all-time at Holy Cross. 
  • Freshman Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. She recorded a career-best five goals and a career-best six points in the victory over Bucknell. Her 18 goals are second on the team, her six assists are tied for second and her 24 points are third. She has recorded at least one point in 10 of the 11 games of the season including nine in a row. Over just the last three games Zebrowski has posted 10 goals and one assist for 11 points.
  • Sophomore Kat Sutton (Saratoga Spring, N.Y.) has scored at least one goal in 23 straight games which is the 12th longest streak in the nation. This season she leads the team with a career-best 22 goals and a career-best 27 points. Her career-best five assists are tied for third on the team. As a freshman last season she recorded 20 goals and four assists for 24 points. For her career she has 42 goals and nine assists for 51 points.
  • O’Leary leads the team with 19 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. She has 55 goals and 26 assists for 81 career points.