April 17, 2012

Crusaders To Conclude Regular Season At CCSU & Home Versus Lafayette

Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse

Overall:
7-7 (3-2 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Harvard 10, Holy Cross 4, Cambridge, Mass., 4/11
Holy Cross 10, Lehigh 7, Bethlehem, Pa., 4/14
Schedule: Wednesday, April 18 at Central Connecticut, New Britain, Conn., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 vs. Lafayette, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team has qualified for the Patriot League Tournament for the second time in the last three seasons. The tournament will be held at top-seeded Navy (5-0 PL) in Annapolis, Md., on April 27 and 29. Colgate (3-2 PL) has also qualified for the tournament as Lafayette (3-2 PL) and American (3-3 PL) are in contention for the final bid. American will qualify with a Holy Cross win versus Lafayette on Saturday, April 21 at Holy Cross Field at 7:00 p.m., while the Leopards will qualify with a victory. The Crusaders can be either the No. 2, No. 3 or No. 4 seed depending on the results of the league games on April 21. The Crusaders are looking to win their third Patriot League title as they previously won the championship in 2006 and 2007. The winner of the tournament will play at the champion of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on Saturday, May 5, in a NCAA Tournament play-in game.
  • The Crusaders return to action when they travel to New Britain, Conn., for a non-conference game versus Central Connecticut (7-6 overall, 5-2 NEC) on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Arute Field. CCSU is 6-0 this season in home games. The Crusaders are 1-0 all-time versus Central Connecticut with a 16-2 win on April 18, 2001.   
  • After the taking on CCSU, the Crusaders will conclude the regular season versus Lafayette (9-7 overall, 2-3 PL). The Crusaders are 8-14 all-time versus the Leopards. 
  • The Crusaders have won six of their last nine games including two straight league contests. The Crusaders' seven overall wins are their most in a season since going 13-6 in 2007. The Crusaders are 5-1 at home this season.
  • The Crusaders are fourth in the Patriot League with 11.29 goals per game and 15.50 ground balls per game. HC is third in the league with an 11.43 goals against average.
  • Sophomore Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) led the team with five goals last week, including the game-winner in the key Patriot League victory over Lehigh. Hennessey has a team-best three game-winning goals this season. She scored three goals versus Lehigh for her fifth hat-trick of the season and the seventh of her career. Hennessey has posted at least one goal in 12 straight games. She leads the team with a career-best 35 goals and a career-best 15 caused turnovers. She is tied for eighth in the Patriot League with 2.50 goals per game and her 0.79 free-position goals per game are fifth. Her 35 goals are ranked 50th nationally. For her career, Hennessey has 50 goals two assists for 52 points.
  • Freshman Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.) leads the team with 54 draw controls for the season which are second all-time for a single-season at the school. The record is 72 by Patricia Sutton in 2006. Ryan is second on the team with 33 goals and 38 points. Ryan's 33 goals and 38 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 3.86 draw controls per game. Her 2.36 goals per game are 10th in the league.
  • Senior captain Catherine Furman (Garden City, N.Y.) has 39 career caused turnovers which are tied for eighth all-time at the school. She has played in 63 career games with 69 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 76 goals and 28 assists for 104 career points. She leads the team with a career-best 40 points, while she is third with a career-best 31 goals and second with nine assists. Her 2.58 goals per game are sixth in the league and her 3.33 points per game are eighth.
  • Sophomore goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for her performances versus Harvard and Lehigh. Weber made a total of 26 saves and posted a .605 save percentage and allowed only 8.50 goals per game. This was Weber's first career Patriot League weekly award. Weber is 7-6 this season as her seven victories are tied for seventh all-time for a season at the school. She is tied for second on the team with 25 ground balls, while Weber has 97 saves this season as her 6.93 saves per game are tied for second in the Patriot League.
  • Junior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) leads the team with a career-best 29 ground balls. Her 2.07 ground balls per game are tied for third in the Patriot League.