March 29, 2011
Crusaders To Play At Vermont & At Home Versus Navy
Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse
Overall: 3-8 (0-2 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 11, Bryant 8, Worcester, Mass., 3/22
Colgate 12, Holy Cross 8, Worcester, Mass., 3/26
Schedule: Wednesday, March 30 at Vermont, Burlington, Vt., 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 vs. Navy, Worcester, Mass., 12:00 p.m.
- The Crusaders return to action when they play at Vermont on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. Holy Cross will continue the Patriot League season with a home game on Saturday, April 2 versus Navy at noon.
- Vermont is 6-4 this season with a 1-0 record in America East. The Catamounts lost to UMass (17-9), Colgate (20-14) and Dartmouth (10-6), defeated St. Mary's (19-11) and Denver (10-6), fell to Quinnipiac (12-11), defeated Siena (16-9), Marist (15-8), Oregon (11-9) and Stony Brook (15-7) as Vermont has won four straight games. Vermont is ranked second in America East with 12.60 goals per game which are 28th nationally, while it leads the conference with 13.60 draw controls per game which are 17th in the country. Last season the Crusaders defeated the Catamounts by a 12-10 score on March 13. The Crusaders have won seven straight games over Vermont with the Catamounts' last victory being on April 22, 1989.
- Navy, who plays William & Mary on March 29, is 9-2 overall and is tied for first place in the Patriot League with a 2-0 record. The Midshipmen won their first five games of the season with victories versus Mount St. Mary's (14-4), Ohio State (9-8), Davidson (15-5), Bryant (22-7) and High Point (11-8). After Navy fell to No. 2 Northwestern (18-8), it defeated Robert Morris (16-5), Bucknell (17-7) and Fresno State (22-6). The Mids then lost to California (13-6) and defeated Lafayette (17-7). Navy leads the Patriot League with 17.18 ground balls per game and is first with an 8.00 team goals against average. It is also ranked ninth in the country in goals against average. The Mids' 14.27 goals scored per game are third in the league and 11th nationally. The Crusaders are 0-3 all-time versus Navy as the Midshipmen won by a 10-4 score in 2010, a 10-9 score in 2009 and a 12-11 score in 2008.
- Senior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) now has 104 career points. Her 35 career assists are now tied for sixth all-time at the school, while her 70 draw controls are seventh all-time. O'Leary's 59 career caused turnovers are third all-time in program history. This season she is second on the team with 12 goals, six assists and 18 points, while she is tied for the lead with 28 ground balls. Her 2.55 ground balls per game are tied for fourth in the Patriot League and are 47th nationally.
- Junior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) extended her goal scoring streak to 40 straight games. She leads the team with 21 goals and 25 points. She is also third with four assists. Her 21 goals are ranked 64th nationally. Sutton leads the team with seven free-position goals. She is tied for first with 16 draw controls. For her career she has 77 goals and 14 assists for 91 points. Her 68 career draw controls are eighth all-time in program history.
- Senior Cassie Rudden (Hopkinton, Mass.) leads the team with a career-best 10 assists, while she is third with a career-best 16 points. She also has a career-best six goals. Her 1.00 assists per game are tied for ninth in the Patriot League, while her 10 assists are 61st nationally.
- Senior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) is tied for the team-lead with 28 ground balls and 16 draw controls this season. Her 28 ground balls are a career best as her 2.55 ground balls per contest are tied for fourth in the league and are 47th in the country. Her 120 career draw controls are third all-time in program history. Also she recorded her first career game-winning goal in the victory over Bryant.
- Sophomore Sara Cox (Chatham, N.J.) leads the team with a career-best 16 caused turnovers. Her 1.45 caused turnovers per game are fourth in the league and 54th nationally.
- Freshman Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) scored two goals in the victory over Bryant and led the team with a career-best five ground balls and four draw controls. She led the team on the week with seven draw controls, while was tied for the lead with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers. For the season she is tied for first on the team with 16 draw controls. She is fifth on the team with nine goals.
- Senior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) is third in the Patriot League with 7.09 saves per game. Her 78 saves are ranked 19th nationally. Martin has 567 career saves, 89 career ground balls and 19 career victories. She is third all-time in program history in saves and victories.
- The Crusaders are fourth in the Patriot League and 37th nationally with 8.45 caused turnovers per game. The Crusaders' 9.82 goals against average is third in the conference and 32nd in the country. Holy Cross has 15.91 ground balls per contest which are fourth in the conference and 55th nationally.