Holy Cross Returns To Worcester For Two

Michaela Morgan

Overall: 2-3-1 (0-0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-0-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 2, Bryant 2, Smithfield, R.I., 9/15
Schedule: Friday, Sept. 24 vs. Siena, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26 vs. Rider, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's soccer team (2-3-1 overall) returns to the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium for two games this week. On Friday, Sept. 24, Holy Cross will take on the Siena Saints (6-0-0 overall), before hosting the Rider Broncs (3-2-2) on Sunday, Sept. 26.
  • Siena comes to Worcester with a pristine 6-0 overall record with five of its wins coming on the road. The Saints' last three victories have been shutouts on the road at Quinnipiac, New Hampshire and Vermont. Holy Cross is 10-7-1 all-time against the Saints, with the last Crusader victory coming on Sept. 3, 2005 in overtime.
  • Siena received 12 votes in the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com national rankings released on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The Saints tied for 33rd amongst all teams receiving votes. Siena has received votes in all four national polls released so far this season and improved by eight votes and moved up nine spots from their overall ranking of 42nd the week prior.
  • The Rider Broncs will host NJIT on Tuesday, Sept. 21 before traveling to Worcester on Sunday. Rider defeated common-opponent, Wagner, 1-0 on Friday, Sept. 17 to earn its third victory of the season. All three of Rider's wins have been shutouts. Holy Cross is 0-1 all-time against Rider, falling to the Broncs, 1-0, on Sept. 20, 2002 in Worcester.
  • Senior Shelby Stand (Douglas, Mass.) scored against Bryant to bring her goal total to five on the year. Stand has scored goals in Holy Cross' last three games and recorded points in five of six games this season. Stand leads the Patriot League in shots (34), shots per game (5.67), goals per game (0.83), points per game (2.17) and assists per game (0.50), while she ranks second in points (13) and goals (5). Nationally, Stand is tied for ninth in points per game, 24th in goals per game and tied for 56th in assists per game.
  • Freshman Sarah Kelley (Bedford, N.H.) scored her first collegiate goal in the 2-2 tie against Bryant. Kelley has recorded one goal and one assist for five points this season.