Maggie Moriarty
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Maggie Moriarty

Women's Lacrosse Starts Patriot League Play with a Win over Lafayette, 11-10

Holy Cross Athletics   03-16-2019

 

1st

2nd

Final

Holy Cross

8

3

11

Lafayette

5

5

10

 

Box Score

 

EASTON, Pa. – The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team captured a win in their Patriot League opener at Lafayette on March 16, 11-10 .The Crusaders (3-5, 1-0 PL) were again led by Maggie Moriarty, who posted one goal and two assists for three points. With eight goal scorers and three players posting two-goal games, Holy Cross held off Lafayette (4-3, 0-1 PL).

 

The Crusaders opened the game with two goals in just over one minute of action. At 22:57, Bryn Carroll scored her first of the game on a free-position shot. Catherine Guanci, who has now scored a goal in the Crusaders’ last four games, scored at 21:34 to put Holy Cross ahead, 2-0.

 

Lafayette got on the board at 19:19 to cut the Crusader lead, but Baker Earl responded at 18:45 to put Holy Cross ahead, 3-1. Izzy Grant and Riley Bergholtz scored at 15:30 and 11:59 respectively to lead 5-2. In the final 10:37 of play in the opening half, the Crusaders and Leopards traded goals. Jolie Creo scored two goals and Maggie Moriarty scored to end the half with an 8-5 Crusader lead.

 

Juliana Kubler played in goal for the first half for Holy Cross and posted 10 saves. Lafayette’s goalie Quinn Lacy added eight saves. The Crusaders outshot Lafayette, 22-16, in the first half.

 

The back-and-forth scoring continued into the second half as Lafayette scores to open the final 30 minutes of play at 27:58, 8-6.

 

Carroll and Begholtz both scored their second goals of the day to extend the Crusader lead to 10-6 with just over 13 minutes to play. The Leopards tallied a man-up goal, after the Crusaders killed off two yellow cards previously in the half.

 

Keely Connors scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 5:10, 11-7. The Leopards battled with three-consecutive goals to cut the Crusaders lead to just one goal, but a final draw control from Connors with 23 seconds left to play secured the Holy Cross victory.

 

NOTES & NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross outshot Lafayette, 35-27.
  • Holy Cross had just 12 turnovers, the second lowest of the season.
  • The Crusaders caused 15 turnovers, the second most of the season.
  • Connors posted a season-high nine draw controls as the Crusaders recorded 14 to the Leopards’ eight.

 

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UP NEXT:

 

The Crusaders will return to Kuzniewski Field on March 23, when they host Colgate at 2:00 p.m.  

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