Feb. 19, 2008
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior Cashel Scanlon (Bethesda, Md.) scored two goals and dished out two assists for four points, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to Massachusetts, 9-5, this afternoon in non-conference action at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium in the season-opener for both teams. With the loss, the Crusaders start the season 0-1, while the Minutewomen start the season 1-0.
Freshman Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) had an impressive debut as she scored two goals and had one assist for three points, while senior Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) scored one goal and sophomore Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) added one assist.
UMass was led by Kaytlin McCormick's two goals and two assists for four points, while Julie Pasquantonio had two goals and one assist for three points.
The Minutewomen scored the first three goals of the game with goals by Merritt Cosgrove, Kathleen Typadis and Jackie Lyons. The Crusaders then scored two straight goals to make it a 3-2 game when O'Leary netted her first two collegiate goals. Her first goal was assisted by Scanlon and her second goal was assisted by Fenton. With eight seconds remaining in the first half, Pasquantonio scored a goal to give the Minutewomen a 4-2 lead into halftime.
UMass started the second half with goals by Pasquantonio and McCormick to increase its lead to 6-2. With 22:12 left on the clock, Scanlon made it a 6-3 game when she scored on a free position shot, while McCormick then gave UMass back its four-goal lead with her second goal of the game. After Lyons netted her second goal of the contest to increase the UMass lead to 8-3, Corkum scored with 11:52 left in the second half for an 8-4 score. Scanlon earned her second assist of the game on the goal. After Melynda Zwick scored for UMass, Scanlon netted the last goal of the game with 3:18 on the clock for the 9-5 final score. The goal was her second of the game, while O'Leary earned an assist.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made 13 saves in her collegiate debut, while Krissy Anderson stopped two shots.
The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, February 24, when they travel to Cambridge, Mass., to meet Harvard at 1:00 p.m.