Juliana Kubler
Juliana Kubler

Women's Lacrosse Comes Up Short at Lehigh, 12-8

Holy Cross Athletics   04-13-2019

 

1st

2nd

Final

Holy Cross

4

4

8

Lehigh

5

7

12

 

Box Score

 

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team was defeated by Lehigh, 12-8. Despite a 16-save career-high from Juliana Kubler, the Crusaders were not able to take down the Mountain Hawks.

 

The Crusaders (4-9, 2-4 PL) jumped to a 2-0 start with goals form Bryn Carroll and Margaret Mitchell in the opening 15 minutes of the game. Lehigh (5-8, 1-5 PL) went on a three-goal run to take a 3-2 lead with eight minutes to play in the first half. Holy Cross responded to even things up at 3-3, when Baker Earl scored an unassisted goal.

 

The Mountain Hawks strung together two more goals to take a 5-3 lead. With 1:23 to play in the half, Jolie Creo scored her 21st of the season to put the Crusaders within one.

 

A 6-1 run in the second half from Lehigh proved to be the deciding factor of the game. The Mountain Hawks held an 11-5 lead with less than 10 minutes to play in the game.

 

At 4:37, Carroll scored her 20th goal of the season to put Holy Cross within five. Keely Connors aided in a Crusader response with a goal at 2:40 (11-7). Lehigh recorded another goal to go ahead 12-7 with two minutes of action left.

 

Creo score with 1:08 to play, but the Crusaders would not be able to close the gap.

 

 CRUSADER LEADERS:

  • Creo and Carroll led the team, each with two goals.
  • Connors recorded two points off of one goal and one assist. She added four draw controls in the game.
  • Haley Walker and Audrey Mandaro each caused two turnovers.

 

NOTES & NUMBERS:

  • Lehigh outshot the Crusaders, 32-20.
  • At the draw, Lehigh recorded 14 draw controls to Holy Cross’ eight.
  • Kubler made 16 saves to Samantha Sagi’s eight.  

 

UP NEXT:

 

The Crusaders will host Boston University on April 17 at 7:05 p.m.  

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