March 14, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) recorded two goals and two assists but the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to Colgate, 19-9, on Saturday afternoon in Patriot League action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-5 overall (0-1 Patriot League), while the Raiders improve to 5-2 overall (2-0 Patriot League).
Junior Ali Baird (Wilbraham, Mass.) had three points with one goal and two assists, while junior Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.), sophomore Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) and freshman Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) each scored two goals. Sutton's two goals were a career-best. Sophomore Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) had one assist.
Colgate was led by Brie Moran who tied single-game school records in goals with 10 and points with 12. Meghan Lawler also scored four goals and had one assist for five points.
After the Raiders scored the first two goals of the game, O'Leary found the back of the net to make it a 2-1 score. After Colgate increased its lead to 4-1, Gardner scored off a pass by Baird to make it a 4-2 contest. With Colgate leading 6-2, Holy Cross closed out the half with two unanswered goals for a 6-4 score. Fenton scored off an assist by Baird and Gardner scored on a free-position shot.
With 27:57 left in the second half, O'Leary made it a 6-5 game with a goal. After the Raiders scored three goals to increase their lead to 9-5, Baird scored off a pass from Gardner. With Colgate up 10-6, Sutton scored off an assist from Boylan to make the score 10-7. After two straight goals by the Raiders, Fenton found the back of the net off an assist by Gardner with 16:09 remaining in the half. With Colgate leading 14-8, Sutton scored on a free-position shot for Holy Cross' final goal of the game. The Raiders then scored the last five goals of the contest for the 19-9 final score.
Sophomore goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made eight saves, while Sara Drexler also stopped eight shots to earn the win. The Raiders outshot the Crusaders, 32-20, and picked up 15 ground balls and earned 16 draw controls, while Holy Cross picked up 13 ground balls and earned 14 draw controls. The Crusaders went 2-7 on free-position shots and Colgate went 2-4.
The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, March 18, when they host Boston College at 4:00 p.m.