Oct. 24, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Katherine Donnelly (Londonderry, N.H.) scored her seventh goal of the season, as the Holy Cross women's soccer team tied American, 1-1, in Patriot League action Friday afternoon. With the tie, the Crusaders are now 3-13-1 (1-3-1 Patriot League), while the Eagles now stand at 5-9-3 (2-1-2 Patriot League).
The first half was a defensive stalemate. Sophomore goalkeeper Mary Ferketic (West Hartford, Conn.) had five saves as Holy Cross held American scoreless.
The Crusaders got on the board first, at the 56:44 mark, when junior Shelby Stand (Douglas, Mass.) drew the corner kick. Senior Casey Boland (Langhorne, Pa.) took the corner kick for the Crusaders and was able to draw American goaltender, Kelsey Wiggins, away from the net. After a fight for the ball, freshman Kelsey Dillon (Barrington, R.I.) gained control of the ball and made the pass to Donnelly for the first score of the game, giving Holy Cross the lead, 1-0.
American tied the game, 1-1, when Mary Riegler scored an unassisted goal at the 66:16 mark. The Crusaders earned a penalty shot at the 73:51 mark when Donnelly was fouled in the box. Donnelly was unable to convert the shot to goal, keeping the score tied, 1-1 and sending the game into overtime.
The Crusaders were unable to score in overtime, ending the game in a 1-1 tie. This is Holy Cross's first tie of the season.
For Holy Cross, Ferketic had seven saves on 22 shots, allowing one goal. For American, Wiggins had three saves on nine shots, allowing one goal.
The Crusaders continue Patriot League action on Sunday, October 26 when they host Navy at 12:00 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.