March 29, 2006
Worcester, Mass. - Sophomore Kaitlin Nangle scored three goals and 11 other Crusaders got in the scoring column as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team cruised to an 18-7 drubbing of Siena on Wednesday afternoon at the Hart Turf. Holy Cross has now won two straight games and improves to 7-3 on the season, while the Saints fall to 1-7 overall.
Junior Patricia Sutton, senior Carolyn Smirti and freshman Madeline Heck all tallied two goals for Holy Cross, while Amy Archambault, Nikki Bolduc, Cashel Scanlon, Kristine Corkum, Calley Benoit, Melissa Conley and Jenna Constantino all scored one goal each. Junior Jacque Hastings recorded a game-high three assists on the afternoon. Archambault, Smirti, Sutton and freshman Kelly Casey each had two helpers.
Holy Cross jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the first half after setting the tone with two goals in the first 5:42 of the game. Corkum opened up the scoring 3:35 into the contest, and Bolduc tallied her 17th goal of the season with 5:42 gone. Siena fought back and cut the lead to one (2-1) at the 13:03 mark when Stephanie DiMari beat Holy Cross keeper Megan Orr for the Saints' first score. But the Crusaders scored eight more goals to close out the half with a commanding 10-3 advantage. Six of Holy Cross' goals were scored in less than 12 minutes midway through the half. Lynn Harkins and Ryan Tierney tallied Siena's goals before the break.
The Crusaders came out firing in the second, scoring four straight goals in the first six minutes of action. Siena's Kathryn Marcantonio netted a score with 16:41 on the clock to stop the bleeding for the Saints, but Holy Cross continued its scoring barrage with two more goals to take a 16-4 lead. Siena outscored Holy Cross, 3-2 in the final 10 minutes of the game, but it was not enough as the Crusaders wrapped up their second straight win.
Orr finished the game with 10 saves for Holy Cross, while Bethany Zimmer took the loss for Siena.
The Crusaders will host Patriot League foe, Lafayette, on Saturday, April 1 at 12:00 PM. Holy Cross is currently in a first place tie with American in the conference standings. Lafayette is 1-2 in league play thus far.