EASTON, Pa. – Junior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) recorded five goals and one assist for six points as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team defeated Lafayette, 18-16, in Patriot League action on Saturday afternoon at Fisher Stadium. With the win, the Crusaders conclude the season 6-11 overall (3-3 Patriot League), while the Leopards finish with a 3-13 overall record (1-5 Patriot League). The last time the Crusaders' have netted 18 goals or more was when they defeated Lafayette by a 19-8 score on April 5, 2008.
Senior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) tallied three goals and one assist for four points, while junior Kayla DiBari (Holderness, N.H.) and sophomore Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) each recorded two goals and one assist for three points. Senior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.), sophomore Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) and freshman Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) each netted two goals. Sophomore Tina Marino (Hillsborough, N.J.) recorded an assist for her first collegiate point.
Lafayette was led by Addie Godfrey who netted five goals and Michaela Corn who recorded four goals.
With Lafayette leading 1-0, The Crusaders scored four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead with 20:11 left in the first half. DiBari scored two, and O'Leary and Boylan each netted one. The Leopards then answered with three goals to tie the game at 4-4, but a goal by Carrellas gave the Crusaders a 5-4 advantage with 10:06 remaining. With the game now tied at 5-5, Zebrowski found the back of the net twice to make it a 7-5 contest. Lafayette recorded a goal with 13 seconds to go as the Crusaders took a 7-6 lead to the half.
Lafayette started the second half with three goals as it took a 9-7 lead. But two goals by Sutton and one by Boylan gave the Crusaders a 10-9 advantage. The Leopards then took the lead again with two goals, but Carrellas then tied the game at 11-11 with 15:57 remaining. After a goal by Lafayette, the Crusaders netted seven straight goals to take an 18-12 lead with 4:56 left. Sutton scored three goals, while O'Leary and Hennessey each netted two. Lafayette then netted four straight for the 18-16 final score.
Senior Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made eight saves to earn the victory, while Alexa Biale made four saves in 47:05 and Meghan Curtin made three saves in 12:55. The Crusaders outshot the Leopards, 32-31, while Holy Cross recorded 16 ground balls and Lafayette secured 15. Each team earned 18 draw controls.