WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's soccer team put together two shots but came up with no goals as Providence College came away with a 5-0 win at Glay Field. With the loss, Holy Cross moves to 0-2 on the season, while Providence improves to 1-0-3. The Crusaders were outshot 17-2 in the contest.
The Friars scored their first two goals on three shot attempts in the first half, earning tallies at the 11:58 and 26:53 marks. Friar Mary Vercollone scored one of the goals and also had an assist. At the half, Holy Cross had one shot attempt.
Providence scored three final times in the second half as Vercollone scored the fourth goal at 54:34. The third goal came at 51:42 while the fifth goal came at 59:00. Junior netminder Ashlyn Angell (Raleigh, N.C.) made three saves in the second stanza.
With the final score, Angell picks up her second losing decision on the season, going to 0-2-0 overall. She finished with four saves. Providence goalkeepers, Caitlin Walker and Jessica Goudreault combined for the shutout. Walker tallied the win, improving to 1-0-3. She made a total of two saves.
Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 6, hosting Maine. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium in Worcester, Mass.