April 2, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to No. 13 Yale, 19-9, on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 3-8 overall, while the Bulldogs improve to 8-3 overall. Senior Nikki Bolduc (Stratham, N.H.) led Holy Cross with three goals.
Senior Amy Archambault (West Hartford, Conn.) had two goals and one assist, while senior Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.), senior Kelly Winslow (Norfolk, Mass.), sophomore Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) and freshman Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) each scored one goal.
Yale was led by Lauren Taylor's six goals and three assists for nine points.
The first three goals of the game were scored by Yale, but the Crusaders then answered with three straight goals of their own. O'Leary scored Holy Cross' first goal with 18:41 left in the first half off a pass by Archambault. Just 37 seconds later, Gardner made it a 3-2 game, while Corkum tied it at 3-3 with 15:55 on the clock. The Bulldogs then went onto score eight unanswered goals to take an 11-3 lead into half time.
Yale opened the second half with six goals for a total of 14 in a row to increase its lead to 17-3. The Crusaders then made it a 17-5 score with goals by Winslow and Bolduc. After a goal by Yale, Archambault made the score 18-6, but the Bulldogs scored again to increase their lead to 19-6. The Crusaders then scored the last three goals of the game for the 19-9 final score. Bolduc scored with 1:42 left, while Archambault scored her second goal of the game with 42 seconds remaining. Bolduc scored her third goal of the game and team-leading 26th of the season with 18 seconds left in the second half.
Holy Cross goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made eight saves, while Ellen Cameron stopped one shot in the first 41:30 and Katie Janian made three saves in 18:30.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 5, when they host Patriot League opponent Lafayette at the Hart Turf Field at noon.