October 5, 2010
Crusaders Set To Host Two Patriot League Games This Weekend
Overall: 3-4-1 (0-0-1 PL); Last
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 0, Lafayette 0, Worcester,
Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Brown, Providence,
R.I., 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8 vs. American, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10 vs. Navy, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross women's soccer team (3-4-2 overall, 0-0-1
Patriot League) will travel for a mid-week game at Brown (4-3-3,
0-1-1 Ivy League) on Wednesday, Oct. 5 before hosting Patriot
League opponent American (4-9-0, 0-1-0) on Friday, Oct. 8 and
league-foe Navy (8-5-1, 1-0-0) on Sunday, Oct. 10.
- It its last two games, Brown has played to double overtime
ties. The Bears are coming off a 0-0 double overtime tie with
league opponent Columbia on Saturday, Oct. 2 and a 2-2 double
overtime tie with New Hampshire on Sept. 29.
- Two of Brown's four wins have come against Patriot League
teams, as the Bears defeated Colgate, 3-0, on Sept. 5 and took down
Army 2-1 in overtime on Sept. 15. Holy Cross will play at Colgate
on Oct. 22 and close out the regular season at home with Army on
- Holy Cross is 3-11-4 all-time against Brown, as last season the
two teams played to a 2-2 double overtime tie in Worcester. Holy
Cross' last victory over the Bears was on Sept. 28, 1999. The
1-0 victory sparked a 10-game win streak for the Crusaders, ending
on Nov. 6 in a 1-0 loss to Colgate in the Patriot League Tournament
- After starting the season with eight straight losses, American
rebounded for three wins before falling to Bucknell, 3-0, in its
Patriot League season opener on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Eagles
returned to the winner's column with a double overtime win
over Princeton on Monday, Oct. 4 to pick up their fourth win of the
- The Mids will play at Army on Friday, Oct. 8 before traveling
to Worcester on Sunday, Oct. 10. Navy is riding a four game win
streak, as it shut out Colgate, 2-0, on Oct. 1 for its third
consecutive win and then defeated Delaware State, 6-0, on Sunday,
Oct. 3 to extend its win streak to four games.
- The Crusaders are 2-6-1 all-time against the Eagles and hold a
2-13-1 all-time record against the Mids. A year ago, Holy Cross
fell 0-2 against both teams on the road. When Holy Cross hosted
both teams in 2008, the Crusaders tied American, 1-1, in double
overtime, before falling to Navy 3-2 in double overtime two days
later. Holy Cross' last win against American was on Sept. 29,
2002, when the Crusaders defeated the Eagles 5-1 in Worcester. Holy
Cross' last win against Navy also occurred in Worcester, as
the Crusaders defeated the Mids 1-0 on Sept. 23, 2000.
- With the opening weekend of Patriot League action out of the
way, the Crusaders rank tied for fourth with Lafayette with one
point. Three teams, Army, Navy and Bucknell, remain undefeated,
while American, Lehigh and Colgate suffered losses.
- Despite not scoring last week, senior Shelby Stand
Mass.) continues to lead the
Patriot League in shots (52), shots per game (5.78), goals per game
(0.67) and points per game (1.78). Stand also remains nationally
ranked in the top 50 in two categories, including tied for
27th in points per game and tied for 42nd in goals per
- Senior netminder Mary Ferketic (West
Conn.) earned her first shutout
of the season against Lafayette. Ferketic has recorded five career
shutouts in goal for the Crusaders and ranks tied for sixth on Holy
Cross' record list.