Crusaders Continue Patriot League Action On The Road

Rachel McMahon

Overall Record: 6-4-1 (1-0 PL); Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Harvard 2, Holy Cross 0, Cambridge, Mass., 9/29
Holy Cross 1, Lafayette, 0, Easton, Pa. 10/3
Schedule: Friday, Oct. 9 at American, Washington, D.C., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11 at Navy, Annapolis, Md., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's soccer team (6-4-1 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) continues Patriot League action this week with two road games. On Friday, Oct. 9 the Crusaders will travel to American for a 4:00 p.m. game and on Sunday, Oct. 11 they will continue action at Navy at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday's game will be a matchup of the unbeatens, as American (6-7-0 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) is the only other team in the Patriot League to have a league win. In the opening weekend of Patriot League action, four teams came away with ties and no goals were scored on the opening night of league play.
  • This weekend the Crusaders will look to tie and surpass last season's two Patriot League wins. The last time the Crusaders finished with more than two Patriot League wins was in 2002 when they finished with an overall record of 5-9-2 and went 3-4 in the Patriot League. Picking up its second and third wins could be tough, as Holy Cross holds an all-time record of 2-5-1 against American and a 2-12-1 all-time record against Navy.
  • This weekend's games will feature the top talent of the Patriot League, as Navy's Carissa Youker leads the league with 16 points. Holy Cross' senior Shelby Stand (Douglas, Mass.) and Navy's Brittany White are tied for second with 12 points and American's Kelsey Brasher is fourth with 11 points. Sophomore Katherine Donnelly (Londonderry, N.H.) is tied with Navy's Anastasia Abid with a league leading five assists, while two other Mids are tied for third with four. Stand and Youker are tied with a league leading six goals, while Brasher is third with five. Three Navy players are tied for fourth with four goals apiece.
  • Last week, Holy Cross picked up its sixth win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Lafayette. The Crusaders' six wins are the most since the 2001 season when Holy Cross recorded an overall record of 6-9-2. Holy Cross' six wins in 11 games is the best since the 1998 season when it went 7-3-1 in the first 11 games of the season.