WORCESTER, Mass. – Junior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) led the Crusaders to victory with four goals as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team beat Brown, 11-10, on Tuesday afternoon at Holy Cross Field. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 3-4 overall, while the Bears fall to 2-3 overall.
Sophomores Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) and Corinne Caracausa (North Wales, Pa.) as well as freshman Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.) all scored two goals each, while senior Kayla DiBari (Holderness, N.H.) had a career-best four assists in the game. Junior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) also scored a goal against the Bears. Senior captain Catherine Furman (Garden City, N.Y.) led the Crusaders' defense with two caused turnovers and two draw controls while picking up three ground balls. Hennessey also picked up one ground ball while causing one turnover and posted four draw controls.
The Bears were led by senior Julia Keller, who scored three goals and picked up two ground balls. Scoring two goals for Brown was freshman Abby Bunting, who also picked up two ground balls in the game.
The Bears took an early lead with four consecutive goals in the first half. The streak was broken by Caracausa's goal with 18:26 left in the first half. Brown scored again before Zebrowski scored two back-to-back goals, followed by a goal by Carrellas then Hennessey. Zebrowski scored twice more before the end of the first half with one unassisted goal and an assist from DiBari with one second left in the half. The Crusaders took a 7-5 lead going into the second half.
The first two minutes of the second half opened with two goals by Ryan with both assisted by DiBari. Brown answered with two goals by Danielle Mastro and Kaela McGilloway respectively, making the contest 9-7. A goal by Caracausa with 21:54 remaining in the game gave the Crusaders a 10-7 advantage, while the Bears answered with two more points. Hennessey scored, giving the Crusaders the 11-9 advantage before a final Brown goal was scored with 00:42 remaining in the game. Sophomore Seton Hartnett (Westfield, N.J.) picked up the pivotal draw control to secure the win for the Crusaders.
Sophomore goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) posted seven saves and now has three wins on the season, while Brown's Kellie Roddy tallied six saves and Isabel Harvey had one save. The Crusaders outshot the Bears, 29-19, while Holy Cross picked up 12 ground balls and Brown tallied 15. The Bears earned nine draw controls and the Crusaders posted 13, while Holy Cross went 1-5 on free-position shots and the Bears went 1-3.
The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, March 18, when they play Sacred Heart at Holy Cross Field at noon.