Sept. 4, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Holy Cross women's soccer team was defeated by Providence College, 3-0, on Thursday, September 4 at Glay Field. Junior goalie Jessica Stone (Rockville, Md.) made seven saves for the Crusaders but it was not enough to stop the Friars' onslaught. With the loss, Holy Cross falls to 0-3, while Providence remains undefeated boasting a perfect record of 3-0.
The Friars gained a 1-0 advantage at the 22:35 mark with an own goal, putting the Crusaders at an early disadvantage. For most of the first period the ball switched back and forth from each end, with both teams putting forth strong defensive efforts. With less than five minutes left in the first period, at the 41:31 mark, Providence scored again when senior Christie Gent sent a corner kick directly into the middle of the Crusaders' goal box. Providence's Jill Camburn tipped the ball to freshman midfielder Courtney Collins, who lobbed the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.
Barely two minutes into the second period, at the 47:07 mark, Providence took a 3-0 lead when sophomore Kate DelCiampo sent a crossing pass to the right side of the goal box. Senior Kelly Peterson perfectly controlled the pass and launched it past Stone to score the final goal for the Friars. The Friars were able to hold off the Crusaders' offensive efforts for the rest of the second period to secure the victory.
Providence goal keeper Jill Schott made three saves for the Friars and is credited with her second straight shutout.
The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, September 7, when they host Binghamton at 3:00 p.m.