Oct. 26, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Shelby Stand (Douglas, Mass.) scored her sixth goal of the season and had her fifth assist, as the Holy Cross women's soccer team fell to Navy, 3-2, in Patriot League action Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 3-14-1 (1-4-1 Patriot League), while the Midshipmen improve to 13-3-3 (4-0-2 Patriot League).
Navy took the lead early, at the 4:33 mark, when Kristen Laraway scored from the top of the box to put the Midshipmen up, 1-0. Holy Cross didn't waste any time tying the game 1-1 when freshman Katherine Donnelly (Londonderry, N.H.) tapped the ball into the goal off of the Stand free kick. Donnelly's goal was her eighth goal this season, tying her for eighth on the Crusader single-season goal record list. Stand also recorded her fifth assist of the season tying her for eighth on the Crusader single-season assists record list.
The game did not stay tied for long, Navy's Christine Calderon scored on a header into the corner of the net, giving the Midshipmen the 2-1 advantage. Holy Cross tied the game at the 24:11 mark when Stand scored off the Donnelly assist, evening the score 2-2.
The second half was a battle of defense as neither team allowed a goal, sending the game into overtime. The Crusader defense held strong until the 106:52 mark in double overtime when Navy's Anastasia Abid scored the game ending goal, giving the Midshipmen the win, 3-2.
For Holy Cross, sophomore Mary Ferketic (West Hartford, Conn) had six saves on 17 shots, allowing three goals. For Navy, Lizzie Barnes and Beth Reed combined for six saves on 13 shots. Barnes allowed two Crusader goals.
The Crusaders will close out the regular season and honor seniors Casey Boland (Langhorne, Pa.) and Tracy Koval (Syracuse, N.Y.) on Saturday, Nov. 1 when they host Lafayette at 2:00 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.