Oct. 14, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore Casey Boland (Langhorne, Pa.) scored the game-winning goal at the 82:20 mark as the Holy Cross women's soccer team defeated Lafayette, 1-0, in Patriot League action on Saturday afternoon at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium in the last home game of the season for the Crusaders. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 3-11-2 overall and 1-2-1 in the Patriot League, while the Leopards fall to 3-9-1 overall and 0-4-0 in the Patriot League.
The first half went scoreless, as the Crusaders outshot the Leopards by an 8-3 margin in total shots, while Lafayette's Mary Kate Erdman made four saves and Holy Cross freshman goalie Jessica Stone (Rockville, Md.) stopped three shots.
Boland's goal came when she knocked in a rebound from a shot by junior Meighan Kelly (Colts Neck, N.J.). Boland now has five goals on the season to lead the team.
Stone made five saves to earn her first collegiate win and shutout, while Erdman stopped six shots. Holy Cross outshot Lafayette, 20-11.
Before the game seniors Lisa DeMari (Plymouth, Mass.), Meredith Davis (Worcester, Mass.), Natalie Gebo (Ludlow, Mass.), Kristen Locke (Martinsville, N.J.), Lauren Pereira (Ludlow, Mass.) and Danielle Reilly (Madison, Conn.) were honored for their hard work and dedication to the team on and off the field over the past four years.
The Crusaders will return to action when they hit the road to face Harvard in a non-conference game on Tuesday, October 17, at 3:00 p.m.