March 22, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Seniors Nikki Bolduc (Exeter, N.H.) and Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) each recorded four goals and one assist, while sophomore Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) had three goals and three assists as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team defeated Bucknell, 16-6, on Saturday afternoon in Patriot League action at the Hart Turf Field. With the win, the Crusaders have won two in a row and improve to 2-6 overall (1-2 Patriot League), while the Bison fall to 2-3 overall (1-2 Patriot League).
Gardner's three assists and six points are career best marks, while her three goals tie a career best. Senior Kelly Winslow (Wrentham, Mass.), sophomore Ali Baird (Wilbraham, Mass.), sophomore Kaitlyn Curley (New York, N.Y.), freshman Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) and freshman Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) each scored one goal, while senior Amy Archambault (West Hartford, Conn.) added two assists.
Bucknell was led by Bonnie Buechel's three goals, while Sarah Collins, Alison Heffernan and Laura Van Schaack each scored one.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal by Gardner off an assist by Archambault, but Buechel then scored two straight goals to give Bucknell a 2-1 advantage. Gardner then tied the game at 2-2, while Bolduc and Boylan scored to make it a 4-2 game. Gardner netted her third goal of the game off a pass by Corkum and then Corkum scored a goal of her own to give Holy Cross a 6-2 lead. After Heffernan made it a 6-3 contest with a free position goal, the Crusaders scored three straight times to make it a 9-3 game with goals by Bolduc, Winslow and Baird. Archambault assisted on Bolduc's game-winning goal, while Gardner had assists on the goals by Winslow and Baird. After a goal by Bucknell, Bolduc scored the last goal of the half as Holy Cross took a 10-4 lead into intermission.
Holy Cross scored the first six goals of the second half for a 16-4 lead. Bolduc started the half with a goal off a free position shot, while O'Leary scored of an assist by Bolduc. Corkum then had a free position goal followed by Bolduc's fourth goal of the game. Corkum then scored again, while Curley scored her first goal of the season as Gardner earned her third assist of the afternoon. Corkum's fourth goal of the game with 7:56 left on the clock was Holy Cross' final goal as the Bison scored the last two goals for the 16-6 final score.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made eight saves and allowed four goals in the first 57:57, while sophomore Allison Donovan (Saco, Maine) stopped one shot in the final 2:03. Alyssa DeLorenz made eight saves for Bucknell. The Crusaders outshot the Bison, 37-17, while Holy Cross went 2-4 on free position shots and Bucknell went 1-1.
The Crusaders return to action on Thursday, March 27, when they host Siena at the Hart Turf Field at 4:00 p.m.