WORCESTER, Mass. – Despite outshooting Navy 11-8, the Holy Cross women's soccer team could not find away to score, falling 1-0 to the Midshipmen in Patriot League play Sunday afternoon in Worcester. With the shutout, the Crusaders suffer their second consecutive league loss, falling to 0-2-1 in the Patriot League (3-7-2 overall). With the victory, the Mids pick up their second league win, improving to 2-1-0 in league play (9-6-1 overall).
The game was played to a stalemate at the end of the first half, with both teams recording six shots and three saves a piece. Just over ten minutes into the second half, Navy broke the tie with a goal at the 55th minute of action. Navy's Kate Herren connected with Ashlynn Soellner on a free kick to put the Mid's up 1-0. The Crusaders continued to fight for a goal, recording five shots in the second half, but couldn't find a way past Navy keeper Alexes Lopez-Shaw.
Sophomore keeper Ashlyn Angell (Raleigh, N.C.) made four saves for the Crusaders on eight Navy shots. Lopez-Shaw recorded three saves on 11 Holy Cross shots. Holy Cross had five corner kicks, three in the second half, while Navy had three. The Crusaders marked 14 fouls to the Mids' eight.
Holy Cross continues Patriot League action on the road at Lehigh on Saturday, Oct. 16. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.