April 5, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Nikki Bolduc (Stratham, N.H.) and sophomore Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) each recorded three goals and one assist as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team defeated Lafayette, 19-8, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Turf Field in Patriot League action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 4-8 overall (2-3 Patriot League), while the Leopards fall to 0-13 overall (0-5 Patriot League). Holy Cross had 12 different goal scorers.
Senior Amy Archambault (West Hartford, Conn.), senior Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) and freshman Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) each scored two goals, while senior Cashel Scanlon (Bethesda, Md.), senior Kelly Winslow (Norfolk, Mass.), junior Kelly Casey (Newtown, Pa.), sophomore Ali Baird (Wilbraham, Mass.), freshman Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.), freshman Teresa Curtis (Hingham, Mass.) and freshman Cassie Rudden (Hopkinton, Mass.) each had one goal. Curtis and Rudden scored their first collegiate goal. Freshmen Alex Corrado (Summit, N.J.) and Meredith Stevens (Duxbury, Mass.) each recorded their first collegiate assist.
Lafayette was led by Maddy Booth's two goals and three assists.
Winslow gave Holy Cross an early 1-0 lead, but Lafayette answered back to tie the game at 1-1. The Crusaders then scored five straight goals for a 6-1 advantage. The goals were scored by Corkum, Bolduc, Archambault, Scanlon and Gardner. After the Leopards made it a 6-2 contest, Holy Cross scored five unanswered goals to move out to an 11-2 lead. O'Leary and Bolduc each scored two goals, while Archambault also scored. Lafayette scored with 37 seconds left in the first half as the Crusaders took an 11-3 lead into half time.
Holy Cross started the second half with four goals for a 15-3 lead. Gardner scored twice, while Boylan and Corkum each had one goal. After the Leopards made it a 15-4 game, Baird gave the Crusaders a 16-4 lead. Lafayette then made the score 16-5, but Casey then scored to make it 16-4. The Leopards then scored three straight goals, but the Rudden and Curtis then scored the last two goals of the game for the 19-8 final score.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made five saves in the first 57:46, while sophomore Allison Donovan (Saco, Maine) made four saves in 2:14. Emily Bjork made nine saves for Lafayette. The Crusaders had 40 shots and the Leopards had 19, while Holy Cross went 4-9 on free position opportunities and Lafayette went 1-1.
The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, April 9, when they meet Fairfield at the Hart Turf Field at 4:00 p.m.