March 14, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) scored six goals to lead the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team past Boston College, 18-11 Wednesday in non-conference action at the Hart Astroturf. The Crusaders improve to 4-2 on the season as Boston College falls to 2-3 overall.
Corkum had a team-high six goals to total 18 on the season. Freshman Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) scored four goals while junior Amy Archambault (West Hartford, Conn.) had three goals and senior Patricia Sutton (Saratoga Spring, N.Y.) had two goals and a team-high three assists. Sutton now owns the record for all-time career points at Holy Cross tallying 27 points so far this season to pass Jen Amendola with 243 career points. Amendola set the record at 237 during her four years at Holy Cross (1998-01). Nikki Bolduc (Exeter, N.H.), Cara O'Sullivan (Duxbury, Mass.) and Jenna Constantino (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) each added a goal.
Boston College scored first and took a two goal advantage just about 5:30 into the game. Holy Cross came back with five straight goals by Corkum, Archambault, Sutton and two from Fenton to make it 5-2. From that point on the Crusaders kept the lead for the entire first half. The two teams exchanged the next eight goals to make it 9-6 going into half time.
Holy Cross started off the second half with Corkum and Archambault scoring the first two goals to increase the lead to 11-6. Boston then came back with the next two goals before the Crusaders went on a sixgoal scoring streak with two goals from Fenton and Corkum and one from O'Sullivan and Bolduc. The Eagles scored three more goals but the Crusaders held on to win by seven, 18-11.
Senior goalkeeper Megan Orr (Wilton, Conn.) recorded the win for Holy Cross with 14 saves on 32 shots. The Crusaders grabbed 27 groundballs as a team with Orr picking up a team-high eight.
Holy Cross is back in action Thursday, March 22, when they travel to play Siena at 3:30 p.m.