March 27, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Nikki Bolduc (Exeter, N.H.) scored four goals and had one assist for five points as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team defeated Siena, 13-9, on Thursday afternoon in non-conference action at the Hart Turf Field. With the win, the Crusaders have won three in a row and improve to 3-6 overall, while the Saints fall to 2-5 overall.
Senior Amy Archambault (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Ali Baird (Wilbraham, Mass.) each scored three goals for the Crusaders, while seniors Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.), Cashel Scanlon (Bethesda, Md.) and Kelly Winslow (Wrentham, Mass.) each had one goal. Winslow also had two assists, while sophomore Kaitlyn Curley (New York, N.Y.), sophomore Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) and freshman Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) each had one assist.
Siena was led by Caitlin Mikel's three goals.
The Saints jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Archambault made it a 2-1 game with a goal off an assist by Boylan. After Siena increased its lead to 3-1, Winslow scored on a free position shot and Archambault netted a goal off a pass by Winslow to tie the game at 3-3. The Saints then scored three straight goals to move out to a 6-3 advantage, but the Crusaders then answered with four goals of their own to take a 7-6 lead into half time. Bolduc was involved in all four goals as she scored the first two on free position shots, assisted on Archambault's third goal of the game and then scored on a free position shot with 12 seconds remaining in the half.
Holy Cross scored the first five goals of the second half to make it a total of nine straight goals to increase its lead to 12-6. Baird scored the first two goals as Winslow assisted on the second goal, while Bolduc then scored the game-winner and her fourth of the game. Corkum then netted a goal off an assist by Gardner and Baird scored her third goal of the contest with an assist by Curley. After Siena made it a 12-7 game, Scanlon scored Holy Cross' last goal of the game. The Saints then scored twice for the 13-9 final score.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made seven saves, while Liz Peters made 13 saves for Siena. The Crusaders had 35 shots and picked up 17 ground balls, while the Saints had 25 shots and picked up 13 ground balls. Holy Cross went 5-12 on free position shots and Siena went 4-7.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, March 29, when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to meet Patriot League opponent Lehigh at noon.