Crusaders Set To Play Fairfield & #16 Boston College
Overall: 1-2 (0-0 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: New Hampshire 8, Holy Cross 5, Worcester, Mass., 2/23
Holy Cross 12, Yale 5, Worcester, Mass., 2/26
Schedule: Tuesday, March 1 at Fairfield, Fairfield, Conn., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 vs. #16 Boston College, Clermont, Fla., 3:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team will play Fairfield and No. 16 Boston College this week. On Tuesday the Crusaders will play at Fairfield at 4:00 p.m., while they will then take on Boston College on Saturday at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla., at 3:00 p.m.
- Fairfield is 2-0 so far this season with wins over Monmouth (11-6) and Quinnipiac (17-11). Last season, the Crusaders defeated the Stags in overtime by a 12-10 score at Holy Cross Field on April 6 as senior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored the game-winner and sophomore Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) also scored in overtime. Senior Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) was outstanding in net as she made a season-best 16 saves.
- Boston College, who plays Yale on March 2, has started the season with a 3-0 record. The Eagles have defeated Hofstra (14-9), Duquesne (11-7) and Villanova (14-8). Last season, Holy Cross lost to Boston College, 13-7, at Holy Cross Field on March 17.
- All three teams have strong defenses. Boston College is tied for 13th in the nation by allowing only 8.00 goals per game, while Holy Cross is 20th with 8.33 goals allowed per game and Fairfield is tied for 21st with 8.50 goals allowed per game. Boston College is fifth in the country with 12.67 caused turnovers per contest, while the Eagles are tied for 12th with 21.33 ground balls per game. The Crusaders are 25th nationally with 18.33 ground balls per game.
- The 12-5 win over Yale was the first ever for the Crusaders over the Bulldogs. Yale had won the previous 14 games.
- Senior Cassie Rudden (Hopkinton, Mass.) had a career performance versus Yale with three goals and two assists for five points. She leads the team with a career-best four assists and is tied for the team-lead with a career-best eight points, while she is tied for third with a career-best four goals.
- Martin has 503 career saves. She is only the third Crusader to record 500 career saves.
- Junior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) extended her goal scoring streak to 32 straight games. Her streak is the second longest streak in the nation. For her career, she has 60 goals and 10 assists for 70 points.
- Senior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) earned an outstanding eight ground balls versus Yale, while she also scored two goals. She leads the team with 13 ground balls and nine draw controls this season. Her 113 career draw controls are third all-time in program history.
- Sophomore Sara Cox (Chatham, N.J.) led the team with three caused turnovers versus Yale, while she also recorded four ground balls. She leads the team with a career-best six caused turnovers, while she is second with eight ground balls.
- Freshman Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) has a hat trick in two of her first three collegiate games. She leads the team with six goals and is third with six points. She is also second on the team with five caused turnovers and is third with six ground balls.
- Zebrowski is tied for first on the team with eight points, while she is second with five goals and three assists. For her career she has 29 goals and 14 assists for 43 points.