Crusaders Set To Play Bucknell This Weekend

Taylor Zebrowski

Overall: 4-9 (1-2 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Vermont 10, Holy Cross 9, Burlington, Vt., 3/30
Holy Cross 11, Navy 10, Worcester, Mass., 4/2
Saturday, April 9 vs. Bucknell, Lewisburg, Pa., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. when they travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to play Patriot League opponent Bucknell. The Bison are 2-10 and 0-4 in the Patriot League. Bucknell has victories versus Howard (24-5) and Mount St. Mary's (12-11), while it has losses versus St. Bonaventure (14-10), Robert Morris (9-5), Penn State (22-2), Drexel (19-3), St. Francis (Pa.) (15-4), Navy (17-7), Lehigh (19-2), Duquesne (15-9) and American (20-11). Last season, the Crusaders defeated the Bison by a 15-7 score on April 3.  
  • Junior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for her performances versus Vermont and Navy. This is the first time that Sutton has received this honor as she earned Rookie of the Week accolades twice as a freshman. She led the team with seven goals and eight points last week. She was first on the team with four goals and five points versus Vermont and tied for the team-lead with three goals and three points in the win over Navy. She extended her goal scoring streak to 42 straight games. Her streak is currently the third longest in the nation behind Grace Gavin from Loyola of Maryland who is a on a 51-game streak and Lauren Dykstra of Lehigh who is on a 43-game streak. This season she leads the team with 28 goals and 33 points, while she is also first with 10 free-position goals. Her 28 goals are 38th nationally. She is also tied for the team-lead with 20 draw controls. Her. 2.15 goals per game are ninth in the Patriot League. For her career she has 84 goals and 15 assists for 99 points. Her 72 career draw controls are eighth all-time in program history. 
  • Senior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. Martin has been named the Goalie of the Week five times during her career as this is first time she has won the Defensive Player of the Week. Martin was a big factor in the team's first ever win over Navy as she made 13 saves for a .556 save percentage and allowed 10 goals to a team that was averaging 13.92 goals per game entering the contest. She also made seven saves in the game versus Vermont. Her 7.54 saves per game are third in the Patriot League. Her 98 saves this season are 15th nationally. Martin has 587 career saves, 90 career ground balls and 20 career victories. She is third all-time in program history in saves and victories.
  • Sophomore Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) is second on the team with 15 goals and 21 points, while she is tied for second with six assists. As a freshman she recorded 24 goals and 11 assists for 35 points.
  • Senior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) now has 105 career points with 70 goals and 35 assists. Her 35 career assists are now tied for sixth all-time at the school, while her 74 draw controls are seventh all-time. O'Leary's 61 career caused turnovers are third all-time in program history. This season she is fourth on the team with 14 goals, tied for second with six assists and is third with 19 points, while she leads the team with 31 ground balls. Her 2.38 ground balls per game are tied for fourth in the Patriot League and are 57th nationally.
  • Senior Cassie Rudden (Hopkinton, Mass.) leads the team with a career-best 10 assists, while she is fourth with a career-best 16 points. She also has a career-best six goals.
  • Senior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) is second on the team with a career-best 30 ground balls and she is tied for the team-lead with 20 draw controls this season. Her 2.31 ground balls per game are 67th nationally. Her 124 career draw controls are second all-time in program history.
  • Sophomore Sara Cox (Chatham, N.J.) leads the team with a career-best 18 caused turnovers. Her 1.38 caused turnovers per game are fifth in the league and 59th nationally.
  • With the game tied at 10-10, freshman Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal with 3:34 left in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Navy, 11-10, for the first time in program history. It was her first collegiate game-winner. She is fifth on the team with 10 goals.