Izzy Grant
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Izzy Grant

Women's Lacrosse Readies for Monmouth

Holy Cross Athletics   02-22-2019

Holy Cross (1-1)

vs. Monmouth (1-0)

Date • Time

Feb. 23  • 12:00 p.m.

Location

West Long Branch, N.J.

 

Kessler Stadium

Feb. 23

Live Stats 

All-Time Series

1-2

Last Meeting

L, 9-8 (3/8/01)

Game Notes

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Monmouth

14.5

Goals Per Game

11.33

4.00

Assists Per Game

4.61

13.5

Draw Controls/Game

11.88

16.5

CTO Per Game

8.22

WORCESTER, Mass.

Holy Cross will play its first road game of the 2019 season at Monmouth on Feb. 23 at 12:00 p.m.

 

Quick Sticks

• The Crusaders travel to Monmouth with a 1-1 record after a commanding, 20-3, win over Central Connecticut.

• Keely Connors posted a six-point game with five goals and one assist. Connors also went 2-for-3 on her free-position shots.

• In the Crusaders’ win over the Blue Devils, multiple Crusaders earned career-highs. Izzy Grant posted her first career hat-trick. Defenders Haley Walker and Sydney Brant both scored their first career goals.

• As a team, Holy Cross has caused 33 turnovers. Four players are tied with four on the season to lead the team: Connors, Mandaro, Walker, and Catherine Guanci.

• In two games, 10 Crusaders have recorded at least one goal.

• Guanci and rookie Jolie Creo lead the team in ground balls, each with seven.

• Rookies Jolie Creo and Jordyn Arakelian have recorded strong opening games. Creo owns four points on three goals and one assist, while Arakelian has recorded two goals and one assist.

 

Captain Connors

• Connors leads the team with nine goals and one assist for 10 points. The senior attacker also holds a .600 shot percentage.

• After a career-high game against Central Connecticut on Feb. 16, Connors was named the Patriot League’s Attacker of the Week (Feb. 19).

• The Attacker of the Week nod is the program’s first weekly honor since 2017 and first attacker honor since 2015.

• On the season, Connors leads the team with eight draw controls.

 

Scouting Monmouth

 • The Hawks host the Crusaders in their first home game of the 2019 season.

• Monmouth has played just one game, defeating Stetson, 16-11, on Feb. 16.

• In the 2018 season, the Hawks played to an 8-10 record.

• Nicole Ceraso leads the team with eight points from four goals and four assists. Ceraso also led the team in 2018 with 60 points from 23 goals and 37 assists.

• Defensively, Mackenzie Rendich returns. In 2018, Rendich led with 25 ground balls, 25 draw controls, and 23 caused turnovers.

• Riley Brager returns in goal for the Hawks. After one game, Brager holds a .353 save percentage. In 2018, the netminder held a 13.24 goals against average and .415 save percentage.

 

All-Time against Monmouth

• The Crusaders trail, 2-1, in the all-time series with the Hawks.

• Holy Cross and Monmouth have not faced since 2001.

 

Up Next

• Holy Cross will play at UMass Lowell on Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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