April 10, 2012

Crusaders To Play At Harvard & Lehigh

Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse

Overall: 6-6 (2-2 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 20, Bucknell 5, Worcester, Mass., 4/7
Schedule: Wednesday, April 11 at Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 at Lehigh, Bethlehem, Pa., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team returns to action on Wednesday, April 11, when it travels to Cambridge, Mass. to play Harvard (5-6 overall, 2-2 Ivy League) at Harvard Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The Crimson have allowed only 8.82 goals per game which ranks ninth nationally. The Crusaders are 0-7 all-time versus Harvard.
  • After taking on the Crimson, the Crusaders will travel to Bethlehem, Pa., for a key Patriot League contest versus Lehigh (7-6 overall, 2-2 Patriot League) on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ulrich Sports Complex. The Mountain Hawks, who play No. 13 Penn State on April 11, have won five of their last seven games. There is currently a four-way tie for third place in the Patriot League standings as Holy Cross, Lehigh, Colgate and Lafayette all have 2-2 league records. The top four teams qualify for the Patriot League Tournament. The Crusaders are 7-14 all-time versus the Mountain Hawks. 
  • The Crusaders' 20 goals versus Bucknell were the most they have scored in a game since their 22-9 win versus Albany on April 28, 1999. The Crusaders have won five of their last seven games. The Crusaders' 6-6 record is their best after the first 12 games of a season since going 8-4 in 2007. The Crusaders are 5-1 at home this season.
  • The Crusaders are second in the Patriot League with 16.25 ground balls per game. HC is fourth with 12.0 goals per game and 7.00 caused turnovers per game.
  • Sophomore Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for her seven-goal performance versus Bucknell. Hennessey's seven goals were the most by a Crusader in a game since Katie Britt also netted seven goals in the 13-9 victory versus Vermont on April 23, 2002. She is the only player this season in the league to earn Offensive Player of the Week and Midfield Player of the Week. She has four hat-tricks this season and six for her career. She leads the team with a career-best 14 caused turnovers, while she is second with a career-best 30 goals and is third with a career-best 31 points. Her career-best 29 draw controls are second. She is 10th in the Patriot League with 2.50 goals per game and her 0.75 free-position goals per game are fourth.
  • Freshman Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.) was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the first time this season for her career-best six-goal performance versus Bucknell. She led the team with four draw controls giving her 47 for the season which are second all-time for a single-season at the school. The record is 72 by Patricia Sutton in 2006. She also tied for the team-lead with three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Ryan has posted four straight hat-tricks as she has scored 19 goals over the last four games. She leads the team with 31 goals and is tied for first with 36 points. Ryan's 31 goals and 36 points are the most for a Crusader freshman since the 2007 season when Megan Fenton posted 38 goals and 45 points. Ryan is third in the Patriot League and 26th nationally with 3.92 draw controls per game. Her 2.58 goals per game are seventh in the league and her 31 goals are ranked 50th nationally.
  • Senior captain Catherine Furman (Garden City, N.Y.) has 38 career caused turnovers which are tied for 10th all-time at the school. She has played in 61 career games with 68 ground balls, 39 draw controls, five goals, two assists and seven points. As a junior, she earned first team All-Patriot League honors.  
  • Junior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) has 73 goals and 27 assists for 100 career points. She is tied for first on the team with a career-best 36 points. Her 2.55 goals per game and 3.27 points per game are eighth in the Patriot League.
  • Junior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) leads the team with a career-best 29 ground balls. Her 2.42 ground balls per game are third in the Patriot League and 40th nationally.