DURHAM, N.H. - A goal in the first half by senior Paige Harrison (Sutton, Mass.) and goal in the second half by senior Chelsi Pugliese (Pembroke, Mass.) led the Holy Cross women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over New Hampshire at Bremner Field in Durham, N.H. Thursday evening. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 5-3-1, while the Wildcats fall to 1-7-1.
Harrison scored the first goal of the evening at the 31:51 mark in the first half when she recovered a rebound and scored in the right side of the net.
Pugliese gave Holy Cross the 2-0 lead when she scored at the 55:36 mark, assisted by sophomore Katherine Donnelly (Londonderry, N.H.). Donnelly passed the ball back to the middle of the box and Pugliese converted in the low corner of the net. New Hampshire cut the Holy Cross lead in half at the 67:09 mark when Morgan Keefe scored on an assist from Jordyn Krall and Marika Posehn. That was all the closer the Wildcats would get, falling to Holy Cross 2-1.
Senior keeper Jessica Stone (Rockville, Md.) made the start in net for the Crusaders, allowing one goal and making two saves on 16 New Hampshire shots. New Hampshire keeper Ally Yost made the start in goal for the Wildcats, allowing two goals and making nine saves on 16 Holy Cross shots.
Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 29, when it travels to Harvard for a 7:00 p.m. game. The Crusaders kick off Patriot League play on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Lafayette.