September 15, 2009

Holy Cross Women’s Soccer Blanks Wagner, 6-0

WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore Katherine Donnelly (Londonderry, N.H.) finished with a goal and two assists and five different Crusaders scored as the Holy Cross women's soccer team shutout Wagner 6-0 tonight at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 4-2-1 and match their win total from all of last year while the Seahawks drop to 1-4.

Senior Shelby Stand (Douglas, Mass.) opened the scoring in the 15th minute with her first tally of the night. She sent a shot towards the net which was deflected behind Wagner goaltender Sam Schueschner by a Seahawk defender. Senior Chelsi Pugliese (Pembroke, Mass.) followed with her first goal of the season just 37 seconds later. Harrison added her second goal of the year later in the first half as the Crusaders opened up a 3-0 halftime lead.

Holy Cross continued its offensive push when Donnelly scored in the 63rd minute off a centering pass from sophomore Kelsey Dillon (Barrington, R.I.). Stand scored her second of the game in the 72nd minute when she rocketed a shot off the post and into the net from 25 yards out. Freshman Maura Fox (Shrewsbury, Mass.) wrapped up the scoring for the Crusaders at the 83:20 mark with her first career goal on a give-and-go feed from sophomore Liz Early (Rockville Centre, N.Y.).

Crusader netminder senior Jessica Stone (Rockville, Md.) earned her second shutout of the season and fifth of her career. She made three saves in the game. Schueschner made six saves for the Seahawks. Holy Cross outshot Wagner 18-8.

Holy Cross returns to the pitch Friday, Sept. 18 when it hosts Fairfield at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. The game is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.