October 16, 2012

Women's Soccer Shut Out By Harvard, 4-0

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's soccer team traveled to Harvard on Tuesday evening for its final non-conference game of the season and fell by a score of 4-0 at Soldiers Field Stadium. The Crusaders let up all four goals in the second half as the team moves to 6-8-1 on the season, while the Crimson improve to 7-3-3.

After a scoreless 45 minutes of action, Harvard got on the board just 4:39 into the second half when sophomore Mai Le dribbled past the Crusader defense and beat Holy Cross senior goalkeeper Ashlyn Angell (Raleigh, N.C.) with a shot into the top left corner of the net. Just over 16 minutes later, sophomore Meg Casscells-Hamby headed the ball into the goal off a pass from Le for her team-high sixth goal of the season. Five minutes later, with 19:23 remaining, junior Elizabeth Weisman headed the ball past the goal line off a long throw in by Aisha Price to make the Crimson advantage 3-0. Harvard added its final goal with 6:05 remaining when senior Alexandra Conigliaro burried a shot from 18-yards out to bring the final tally to 4-0.

Senior Maura Fox (Shrewsbury, Mass.) led the offense for the Crusaders taking three shots, including one on-goal. Senior Kellie Wiederhold (Wyckoff, N.J.) added the only other shot on goal for Holy Cross as the Crimson held a 19-7 shot advantage in the game.

Angell made four saves and is now 1-4-0 on the year while Harvard goalkeeper Bethany Kanten made two saves and now sits at 6-3-3. Cheta Emba also saw 9:17 of action for the Crimson after relieving Kanten late in the second half.

The Crusaders will return to Patriot League action on Friday, Oct. 19, when the team welcomes American to the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. match. That game will also be broadcast live on Crusader Vision.