April 20, 2010
Crusaders To Play American For A Bid To The PL Tournament
Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse
Overall: 5-10 (2-3 Patriot League) Last
Scoreboard: Harvard 15, Holy Cross 9, Cambridge,
Holy Cross 13, Lafayette 4, Worcester, Mass., 4/17
Schedule: Wednesday, April 21, vs. Central Connecticut,
Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, vs. American, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m.
- The Crusaders (5-10 overall, 2-3
Patriot League) will conclude the regular season with two games at
the new Holy Cross Field. Holy Cross will play Central Connecticut
(5-9 overall, 1-8 NEC) in a non-conference game on Wednesday, April
21 at 4:00 p.m., while the Crusaders will play American (6-9
overall, 3-2 Patriot League) with a bid to the Patriot League
Tournament on the line on Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. With only
one spot remaining in the tournament the winner of the game will
join Navy, Colgate and Lehigh in the tournament.
- The Crusaders have Patriot League
home victories over Bucknell (15-7) and Lafayette (13-4), while
they lost at Colgate (14-13), Navy (10-4) and Lehigh (14-7). The
Eagles won at Bucknell (15-13), and won at home versus Lehigh
(17-16) and Lafayette (19-12). American lost at home versus Colgate
(11-9) and lost at Navy (15-14). The last time the Crusaders were
in the Patriot League Tournament was in 2007 when they won the
title for the second straight season, while the Eagles last
participated in the tournament in 2008.
- The Crusaders have been strong at
the new Holy Cross Field this season as they have recorded a 4-2
record on the field. Holy Cross has won three straight home games.
- Holy Cross has only played Central
Connecticut once as the Crusaders won by a 16-2 score in the 2001
season. Last season, Holy Cross won at American in the
season-finale by a score of 16-12. Senior Katie
Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) scored two goals and had
four assists for six points, while Calley Benoit and sophomore
(Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) each scored three goals. Senior
(Wilbraham, Mass.) had two goals and senior Megan
Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) had one goal and one
assist. Junior goalie Amy Martin
(Bloomfield, Mich.) made 10 saves to earn the
- Gardner's six assists and nine
points led the Crusaders on the week. She had a career-best five
assists for a career-best eight points in the win over Lafayette.
She just missed tying the school record for assists in a game which
is six. She has recorded at least one point in 18 straight overall
games and has posted 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points over the
last five games. This season, Gardner leads the team with 20
assists and 44 points, while her 24 goals are second. Her 20
assists are tied for 33rd nationally. Gardner's 1.33 assists per
game are third in the Patriot League and her 2.93 points per game
are eighth. Her 20 assists are eighth all-time at Holy Cross for a
season. For her career she now has 72 goals and 57 assists for 129
points. Her 57 assists are third all-time at Holy Cross and her 129
points are tied for seventh. Also her 57 assists are tied for 23rd
most nationally by current Division I players.
- Martin stopped 10 of 14 shots for
a career-best .714 save percentage in the victory over Lafayette.
She has recorded double-digit saves in 10 of the 15 games this
season. Martin's 160 saves are the seventh most in the country,
while her .502 save percentage is 13th nationally and first in the
conference. Her 468 career saves are fourth all-time at Holy Cross
and her 15 career wins are fourth. Martin has been named the
Patriot League Goalie of the Week three times this season and four
for her career.
- Freshman Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) scored a
career-best four goals, including her first collegiate game-winner,
for a career-best four points in the victory over Lafayette. She
also caused three turnovers against the Leopards which tied for the
most by a Crusader this season. Carrellas has eight goals and three
assists for 11 points this season. She is third on the team with 17
draw controls, tied for third with 13 caused turnovers and fifth
with 15 ground balls. Her 13 caused turnovers are the most by a
freshman since junior Meg
O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) had 13 in 2008.
- Senior MaryKate
Finnegan (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) had three caused
turnovers against Lafayette which tied for the most by a Crusader
this season. She is second on the team this season with 14 caused
turnovers, while her 40 career caused turnovers are fourth all-time
at Holy Cross.
- Fenton has 106 career points with
83 goals and 23 assists. Her 73 career draw controls are sixth
all-time at Holy Cross. This season her 17 goals, seven assists and
24 points are all fourth on the team.
- Sutton has scored at least one
goal in 27 straight games which is the seventh longest streak in
the nation. This season she leads the team with a career-best 30
goals. Her career-best 35 points are second on the team and her
career-best five assists are fifth. For her career she has 50 goals
and nine assists for 59 points.
- Baird recorded her 50th and
51st career goals in the game at Harvard. This season she has 11
goals and one assist for 12 points. For her career she now has 52
goals and 13 assists for 65 points.
- O'Leary leads the team with 27
ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. Her 39 career caused
turnovers are tied for fifth all-time at Holy Cross. This season
her nine assists are tied for second on the team and her 12 goals
are fifth. She has 57 goals and 29 assists for 86 career points.
- Junior Annie
Boylan (Andover, Mass.) now has 100 career draw
controls which are fourth all-time at Holy Cross. This season she
is tied for first on the team with Sutton with 26 draw controls.