March 22, 2011

Crusaders To Play On Holy Cross Field Versus Bryant & Colgate

Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse
Overall: 2-7 (0-1 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Brown 13, Holy Cross 6, Providence, R.I., 3/16
Holy Cross 12, Sacred Heart 7, Fairfield, Conn., 3/19
Schedule:
Tuesday, March 22 vs. Bryant, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 vs. Colgate, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.

  • After playing its last six games away from Worcester, the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team returns to action this week with two home contests. On Tuesday, March 22, the Crusaders will play Bryant at 4:00 p.m., while on Saturday, March 26, they will play Patriot League opponent Colgate also at 4:00 p.m.  Listen to the games here.
  • Bryant is 1-5 this season. The Bulldogs lost to Villanova (16-8), Navy (22-7) and Siena (15-10), defeated Fresno State (9-7), and then fell to UC Davis (19-12) and Brown (14-4).
  • Colgate, who plays Albany on March 23, is 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the Patriot League as it is tied with Navy for first place. The Raiders defeated Stony Brook (17-15), fell to No. 5 Syracuse (19-14), defeated Vermont (20-14), lost to Cornell (15-14) and New Hampshire (17-12), defeated Lehigh (19-16), lost to No. 10 Florida (18-6) and defeated American (15-12). Last season the Crusaders lost to Colgate by a 14-13 score. Holy Cross has lost three straight to Colgate with its last win taking place in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals on April 27, 2007 by a 9-6 score. The Raiders lead the Patriot League with 14.62 goals scored per game and 15.25 draw controls per contest. They are ninth nationally in goals per game and sixth in draw controls per contest.
  • The Crusaders are fourth in the Patriot League and 36th nationally with 8.33 caused turnovers per game. The Crusaders' 9.78 goals against average is third in the conference and 32nd in the country.
  • Senior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) now has 102 career points as she entered the game versus Sacred Heart with 99 points and then recorded one goal and two assists in the 12-7 victory. She was named the AT&T Crusader of the Week for her eight-point performance last week. Her 33 career assists are now tied for eighth all-time at the school, while her 70 draw controls are now seventh all-time. O'Leary's 57 career caused turnovers are third all-time in program history. This season she is second on the team with 12 goals, four assists and 16 points, while she also leads the team with 24 ground balls. Her 2.67 ground balls per game are tied for second in the Patriot League and are 50th nationally.
  • Junior Kayla DiBari (Holderness, N.H.) scored a career-best four goals versus the Pioneers. She also recorded an assist for a career-best five points.
  • Freshman Maggie Reichenbach (Manhasset, N.Y.) recorded her first two collegiate goals in the win over the Pioneers. Her first goal tied the game at 5-5. 
  • Senior Cassie Rudden (Hopkinton, Mass.) leads the team with a career-best eight assists, while she is fourth with a career-best 13 points. She also has a career-best five goals.
  • Junior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) extended her goal scoring streak to 38 straight games. She leads the team with 18 goals and 21 points. She is also tied for third with three assists. Her 2.0 goals per game are tied for 10th in the Patriot League. Sutton leads the team with seven free-position goals. For her career she has 74 goals and 13 assists for 87 points.
  • Senior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) is tied for the team-lead with 14 draw controls this season. Her 118 career draw controls are third all-time in program history.
  • Sophomore Sara Cox (Chatham, N.J.) leads the team with a career-best 16 caused turnovers. Her 1.78 caused turnovers per game are second in the league and 26th nationally.
  • Senior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) is third in the Patriot League with 7.33 saves per game. Her 66 saves are ranked 17th nationally.
  • Sophomore Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) is third on the team with 11 goals and 14 points, while she is tied for third with three assists. She is also tied for first on the team with 14 draw controls. For her career she has 35 goals and 14 assists for 49 points.