April 13, 2010

Crusaders To Play Harvard & Lafayette

Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse
Overall: 4-9 (1-3 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 14, Fairfield 12 (OT), Worcester, Mass., 4/6
Lehigh 14, Holy Cross 7, Bethlehem, Pa., 4/10
Schedule:
Wednesday, April 14 at Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17 vs. Lafayette, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Crusaders (4-9 overall, 1-3 Patriot League) return to action when they travel to Cambridge, Mass., to play Harvard (4-6 overall, 1-3 Ivy League) in a non-conference game at Harvard Stadium on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. This is last regular season road game for the Crusaders. Holy Cross will then take on Lafayette (3-11 overall, 1-4 Patriot League) in a Patriot League contest at Holy Cross Field on Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.
  • The Crusaders are in fifth place in the Patriot League, while the Leopards, who play Sacred Heart on April 14, are in sixth place. Navy (4-0) and Colgate (3-1) have clinched bids to the Patriot League Tournament, while Lehigh (3-1) is in third place and American (3-2) is in fourth. After the Lafayette game, the Crusaders last Patriot League regular season game is versus American on April 24 at Holy Cross Field.
  • Last season, Harvard defeated the Crusaders by a score of 13-10 at the Hart Turf Field on Feb. 21. Senior Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) scored five goals and also had one assist for six points, while senior Ali Baird (Wilbraham, Mass.) had one goal and two assists for three points.
  • Last year, the Crusaders defeated the Leopards on the road, 9-7 on April 11. Junior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored four goals, while Kelly Casey had two goals and one assist for three points. Junior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made nine saves.
  • Senior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) recorded seven goals and three assists for 10 points in two games last week. Her seven goals and 10 points led the Crusaders on the week. She scored a season-best four goals in the victory over Fairfield. Gardner has recorded at least one point in 16 straight overall games and has posted nine goals and five assists for 14 points over the last three games. This season, Gardner leads the team with 14 assists and 35 points, while her 21 goals are tied for second. Her 1.08 assists per game are tied for fourth in the Patriot League and her 2.69 points per game are 10th. For her career she now has 69 goals and 51 assists for 120 points. Her 51 assists are third all-time at Holy Cross and her 120 points are 10th.
  • Fenton reached 100 career points with her five point performance in the victory over Fairfield. And then with her two assists versus Lehigh, she now has 102 career points with 80 goals and 22 assists. Her 73 career draw controls are sixth all-time at Holy Cross.
  • Sophomore Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) has scored at least one goal in 25 straight games which is the 10th longest streak in the nation. This season she leads the team with a career-best 26 goals. Her career-best 31 points are second on the team and her career-best five assists are fifth. For her career she has 46 goals and nine assists for 55 points.
  • Freshman Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) posted three goals and three assists for six points in two games last week. Her 21 goals are tied for second on the team, her nine assists are second and her 30 points are third. She has recorded at least one point in 12 of the 13 games of the season including 11 in a row. Zebrowski's nine assists are the most by a Holy Cross freshman since Patricia Sutton had 23 assists as a freshman in 2004, while her 21 goals and 30 points are the most by a Crusader freshman since Fenton recorded 38 goals and 45 points as a freshman in 2007. She has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice this season.
  • Martin made a season-best 16 saves and allowed 12 goals for a .571 save percentage in the 14-12 overtime victory over Fairfield. She has recorded double-digit saves in nine of the 13 games this season. Martin's 11.15 saves per game are second in the Patriot League, while her .503 save percentage is fourth. Her 453 career saves are fourth all-time at Holy Cross. Martin has been named the Patriot League Goalie of the Week three times this season and four for her career.
  • O'Leary scored her team-leading second game-winner of the season versus Fairfield. She leads the team with 21 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. Her 35 career caused turnovers are tied for eight all-time at Holy Cross. She has 56 goals and 26 assists for 82 career points.