Holy Cross Downs Fairfield, 15-9

April 13, 2005

Box Score

Fairfield, Conn. - Sophomore Patricia Sutton scored six goals and added two assists to lead the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team to a 15-9 non-conference win over Fairfield University on Wednesday afternoon in Fairfield. The Crusaders have now won nine of their last 11 games, improve to 9-5 overall on the season. Fairfield drops to 2-10.

Junior co-captain Carolyn Smirti and freshman Nikki Bolduc both tallied three goals apiece in the win, while three other Crusaders accounted for the other three scores.

The two teams played a back-and-forth first half, but Holy Cross was able to go into the break with an 8-6 advantage. Fairfield started the game up 2-0 less than two minutes into the contest after goals by Amy Neville and Ashley Chappell. But Holy Cross came back to score to goals of its own, courtesy of Sutton and Smirti to tie the game in the sixth minute. Both squads traded goals, until two more Sutton tallies and a Bolduc score with 11 seconds left gave the Crusaders the halftime edge.

Holy Cross then outscored the Stags 7-3 in the second half, including three more Sutton goals and two more Smirti scores. Fairfield's Sarah Masterson got the Stags within one (8-7) just 1:14 into the second stanza, but Holy Cross then exploded for six straight goals to put the game out of reach.

Sophomore goalie Megan Orr recorded 11 saves to earn her ninth win of the season. Fairfiled's Kristin Genovese was peppered with 32 Crusader attempts and had 11 stops in the loss.

The Crusaders are on the road again this weekend when they travel to Connecticut for a 1:00 p.m. match-up with the Huskies in Storrs.