Thanks for viewing GoHolyCross.com's live coverage of the Holy Cross versus UMass women's lacrosse game at the Hart Turf Field on Wednesday, Feb. 16. This is the season-opener for both teams. This is the 10th straight year that the Crusaders have opened their season versus the Minutewomen. Holy Cross is 3-6 in the previous nine games between these two teams and is 3-11 all-time against UMass. Holy Cross is 3-2 versus the Minutewomen in the last five games with wins in the 2009, 2007 and 2006 seasons.
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Next Up: The Crusaders will play New Hampshire in Worcester on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 4:00 p.m. The Minutewomen will play in Amherst on Saturday, Feb. 19, versus Vermont at 1:00 p.m.
Final Score (OT): UMass 12, Holy Cross 10
Second Overtime, 00:01: UMass goal scored by Danielle Pelletier, her third of the game. UMass 12, Holy Cross 10
First Overtime, 00:03: UMass goal scored by Jackie Lyons, her second of the game. UMass 11, Holy Cross 10
Women's Lacrosse overtime: Two, three minute periods. No sudden death. If no winner after six minutes, they will play a three minute sudden death period.
End of regulation. UMass 10, Holy Cross 10
00:55: UMass goal scored by Haley Smith, her third of the game. UMass 10, Holy Cross 10
3:17: Holy Cross goal scored by Taylor Zebrowski. UMass 9, Holy Cross 10
UMass Fact: Last season the Minutewomen went 10-10 overall and lost to Stanford in the NCAA Tournament Play-In Game. UMass returns 10 of 12 starters.
10:22: Holy Cross goal scored by Sara Hennessey, assisted by Taylor Zebrowski. Hennessey's first career hat trick! UMass 9, Holy Cross 9
11:04: Holy Cross goal scored by Maddie Carrellas, a hat trick! UMass 9, Holy Cross 8
12:42: Holy Cross goal scored by Maddie Carrellas. Her second of the game. UMass 9, Holy Cross 7
HC Fact: Last season the Crusaders qualified for the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since the 2007 season when they won the title for the second straight year. Holy Cross fell at top-seeded Lehigh by a 9-8 score in the semifinals.
16:43: UMass goal scored by Nina Sarcona, assisted by Jackie Lyons. UMass 9, Holy Cross 6
HC Fact: Entering today's game, Holy Cross senior Annie Boylan had 104 career draw controls. 108 would tied her for third all-time in school history.
23:34: Holy Cross goal scored by Kat Sutton. That goal marks Sutton's 30th consecutive game with a goal, the third longest goal scoring streak in the nation. Her 30 game point streak is the eighth longest in the country. UMass 8, Holy Cross 6
24:39: UMass goal scored by Lauren Terracciano. UMass 8, Holy Cross 5
Today's Officials: Karen Kandola, Perky Nellissen and Kathy Gibbons
25:40: Holy Cross goals scored by Sara Hennessey, assisted by Cassie Rudden. Hennessey's second goal of the day. UMass 7, Holy Cross 5
26:54: Holy Cross goal scored by Meg O'Leary. UMass 7, Holy Cross 4
27:28: Holy Cross goal scored by Sara Hennessey, assisted by Annie Boylan. That was Hennessey's first career goal! UMass 7, Holy Cross 3
Second Half, 28:10: UMass goal scored by Haley Smith, her second goal of the game. UMass 7, Holy Cross 2
First Half Stats:
Shots: UMass 11, Holy Cross 21
Ground balls: UMass 6, Holy Cross 1
Draw controls: UMass 6, Holy Cross 3
Clears: UMass 4-10, Holy Cross 4-5
Free-position shots: UMass 1-3, Holy Cross 1-6
Saves: UMass 9, Holy Cross 2
Fouls: UMass 19, Holy Cross 13
Turnovers: UMass 9, Holy Cross 5
End of first half. UMass 6, Holy Cross 2
00:48: Holy Cross goal scored by Maddie Carrellas. UMass 6, Holy Cross 2
4:36: UMass goal scored by Haley Smith. UMass 6, Holy Cross 1
5:27: UMass goal scored by Danielle Pelletier. Her second goal of the day. UMass 5, Holy Cross 1
6:40: UMass goal scored by Tanner Guarino. UMass 4, Holy Cross 1
UMass Fact: Today Riley Perry is making her 40th consecutive start. It is also her birthday. Happy Birthday Riley!
13:16: Holy Cross goals scored by Cassie Rudden. UMass 3, Holy Cross 1
UMass Fact: The Minutewomen have won the Atlantic 10 Tournament title two years in a row as they are picked to win their third straight title in the league's preseason poll.
HC Fact: Holy Cross returns 19 letterwinners, including eight out of 12 starters, as it will be looking to win its third Patriot League championship in the last six years.
22:43: Holy Cross save by senior Amy Martin. Martin is 10 saves away from her 500th career save which would make her only the third Crusader to ever record 500 career saves.
23:17: UMass goal scored by Jesse O'Donnell. UMass 3, Holy Cross 0
HC-UMass Series Fact: Last season, the Crusaders fell at UMass, 15-6, at McGuirk Stadium in the season opener. Jesse O'Donnell scored five goals for the Minutewomen.
28:43: UMass goal scored by Danielle Pelletier. UMass 2, Holy Cross 0
First Half, 29:31: UMass goal scored by Jackie Lyons. Her 103rd goal of her career. UMass 1, Holy Cross 0
UMass Fact: Today is UMass coach Angela McMahon's first game as the skipper of the Minutewomen. She spent the last two years in charge of the women's lacrosse program in UConn. She returns to UMass as she was on the coaching staff in 2007 and 2008.
HC Fact: Holy Cross coach Stephanie Ridolfi led UMass to its first lacrosse title as a senior, and was the team's leading scorer en route to earning Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors.
1 Katie Florence
2 Kelsey McGovern
4 Nazy Kerr
9 Ali Houlis
10 Kelsey Palmer
12 Nina Sarcona
14 Riley Perry
20 Jackie Lyons
23 Lauren Terracciano
25 Daniell Pelletier
28 Brianna Concialdi
34 Jesse O'Donnell
Holy Cross Starters:
8 Cassie Rudden
10 Annie Boylan
11 Meg O'Leary
14 Maddie Carrellas
15 Taylor Zebrowski
17 Sara Cox
20 Kat Sutton
21 Sara Hennessey
23 Katelyn Gettens
24 Mary Milley
27 Catherine Furman
30 Amy Martin
Today's Weather: 37 & sunny at the top of the hill
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