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Field Hockey to Host Bucknell in Conference Clash

Holy Cross Athletics   10-19-2018

Holy Cross (3-11-0, 2-2-0 PL)

vs. Bucknell (7-6-0, 2-2-0 PL)

Date Oct. 20, 2018
Time 11:00 a.m.
Location Worcester, Mass. 
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross field hockey team will host Bucknell in a must-win game this Saturday in order to keep its postseason hopes alive.

“This game holds quite a bit of gravity for our postseason play,” head coach Lindsay Jackson said. “We are focused and prepared and ready to work for it.”

A win on Saturday would push the Crusaders to 3-2 and create the possibility of a three-way tie between themselves, Layette, and Bucknell for the final two playoff spots. A loss would knock them out of contention.

Things to know about Holy Cross (3-11-0, 2-2-0 PL):

  • Senior Emily Loprete leads the team with a career-high 11 goals on the season. That mark is first in the conference and tied for 18th across all of Division I.
  • In the Crusaders most recent conference game, a 3-2 loss to Lafayette, Loprete as well as sophomore Olivia Venezia both recorded goals.

Things to know about Bucknell (7-6-0, 2-2-0 PL):

  • The Bison are led by Lexi Quick’s 18 points from six goals and six assists. Brittany Willwerth is second on the team with seven goals and three assists for 17 points.
  • Olivia Harris has started all 13 games in goal for Bucknell and ahs posted a 1.55 goals against average and .753 save percentage.

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The Field Hockey team is collecting canned goods and other non-perishable foods for the Nativity School of Worcester. Look for the donation boxes around the Luth Athletic Complex and at Field Hockey home games during the month of October.


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