Oct. 5, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. and head women's lacrosse coach Stephanie Ridolfi announced this week the schedule for the Crusaders' 2007 season.
The Crusaders enter the 2007 season after capturing the Patriot League Title for the first time last year. Holy Cross was undefeated in the conference (6-0) and had the most successful record in school history with a 14-7 overall mark. The women's lacrosse team had another first when they went on to the NCAA Tournament.
Holy Cross starts the 2007 season with three home games. The first match-up of the year will be against Massachusetts (February 21 at 4:00 p.m.) then New Hampshire (February 27 at 3:00 p.m.) and Harvard (March 1 at 3:30 p.m.).
During Spring Break the Crusaders will travel to Florida and play Robert Morris on Mar. 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Holy Cross will return to the northeast play three non-conference games against Sacred Heart (Mar. 10), Boston College (Mar. 14) and Siena (Mar. 22) before beginning its Patriot League schedule at home against Lafayette, March 24 at 12:00 p.m.
To finish off their March portion of the schedule the Crusaders travel to Providence to face Brown (Mar. 27) and are back home for their second league game against American (Mar. 31). Last year Holy Cross posted a 14-12 win over the Eagles, who ended with a 3-3 record in the conference. The first of six games in April will be home against Yale (April 1) who gave the Crusaders one of their losses last year. The game should prepare Holy Cross to travel to the home of their conference rival Bucknell April 7. The Crusaders doubled the Bison's goals last year beating them 16-8. In 2006 Holy Cross outscored their next two opponents, 23-12. First they travel to play Fairfield (April 11) then they host Lehigh for their fourth league game (April 14).
For their last two regular season games, Holy Cross will host Connecticut (April 15 at 1:00 p.m.) and then travel to play Colgate (April 21 at 1:00 p.m.). The Crusaders defeated the Raiders 9-6 last year in the Patriot League Championship game. Colgate finished just behind Holy Cross in the 2006 regular season with a 5-1 conference record. For all the latest updates on the women's lacrosse team or any of the College's 26 other varsity sports, log on to www.GoHolyCross.com.