March 6, 2009
CATONSVILLE, Md. - The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to Maryland Baltimore County, 20-4, on Friday afternoon in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-3 overall, while the Retrievers improve to 2-3 overall.
Junior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) and freshman Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) each had one goal and one assist for two points, while senior tri-captain Kaitlyn Curley (New York, N.Y.) and junior Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) each scored one goal.
Kara Dorr led UMBC with six goals, while Emily Coady had three goals and two assists and Erika Braerman had two goals and three assists.
UMBC scored the first eight goals of the game to move out to an 8-0 lead. Curley found the back of the net on a free-position shot for the first Holy Cross goal of the contest to make the score 8-1 with 4:54 left in the first half. After UMBC scored two goals to increase its lead to 10-1, Gardner scored off a pass from Sutton to make it a 10-2 game. UMBC netted the last goal of the half to increase its advantage to 11-2.
After UMBC made it a 12-2 contest, Fenton scored her team-best 14th goal of the season. Gardner assisted on the goal for her second point of the game. With the score at 14-3, Sutton scored her first collegiate goal and earned her second point of the game when she scored on a free-position shot to make it a 14-4 contest. UMBC then closed out the game with six unanswered goals for the 20-4 final score.
Sophomore goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made nine saves, while Kate Quick stopped 10 shots. UMBC outshot the Crusaders, 38-21, while Holy Cross picked up 20 ground balls and UMBC had 18. UMBC went 3-5 on free-position shots and the Crusaders went 2-10.
The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, March 11, when they travel Loudonville, N.Y., to meet Siena at 4:00 p.m.