Keely Connors
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Mark Seliger Photography
Keely Connors

Women's Lacrosse Set For American

Holy Cross Athletics   04-19-2019

Holy Cross (4-10, 2-5 PL)

vs. American (6-9, 1-6 PL)

Date • Time

April 20  • 12:00 p.m.

Location

Worcester, Mass.

 

Kuzniewski Field

Feb. 9

Live Stats Video

All-Time Series

14-6

Last Meeting

W, 12-10 (4/21/18)

Game Notes

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AU

11.14

Goals Per Game

11.13

3.28

Assists Per Game

5.26

13.92

Draw Controls/Game

11.86

9.79

CTO Per Game

8.0

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross will play at American on April 20 at 12:00 p.m. 

Quick Sticks
• The Crusaders travel to American with a 2-5 mark in league play. 
• Holy Cross fell to Boston University, 23-14. In the second half, the Terries outscored the Crusaders just 12-11. 
• The Crusaders are led by Jolie Creo, who has recorded 25 goals and eight assists for 33 points. 
Keely Connors and Bryn Carroll each rank second on the team in scoring, with 24 goals. 
• Connors chases 100 career points, having recorded 78 goals and 14 assists for 92 career points in 63 games. 
• On April 17, Audrey Mandaro became the sixth Crusader to reach the 10-goal mark on the season. 
Haley Walker leads the team in caused turnovers, with 22. The sophomore has also picked up a team-high 36 ground balls on the season. 
• Walker also checks in at fifth in the Patriot League in ground balls per game (2.64).
• With a .460 save percentage, Juliana Kubler ranks fourth in the Patriot League. 
• As a team, the Crusaders lead the league in ground balls per game (19.93). 
Crusaders at the Draw
• Holy Cross holds a 0.531 winning percentage at the draw, which is good for fifth in the Patriot League. 
• Connors leads the conference in draw controls per game (6.07) and ranks 21st nationally. 
• On April 6, Connors recorded her 203rd career draw control, overtaking the all-time career record at Holy Cross. 
• Connors is chasing her own single-season draw control record at Holy Cross, having set the record in 2018 with 93. The senior has recorded 84 in the 2019 season. 
Crusaders Causing Turnovers
• Defensively, Haley Walker and Audrey Mandaro rank fourth and ninth, respectively, in the Patriot League in caused turnovers. Walker averages 1.57 per game and Mandaro averages 1.36.
• As a team, Holy Cross ranks second in the Patriot League and 34th nationally in caused turnovers per game (9.79).
Scouting American
• American holds a 1-6 conference record. 
• Most recently, the Eagles fell at Navy, 20-10. 
• The Eagles are led by Emma Vinall, who has recorded 47 goals and 14 assists for 61 points. 
• Cate Golden paces the Eagles defense, with 16 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. 
• Between the pipes, Fiona Geier leads, with a 12.32 goals against average and .429 save percentage. Geier has started all 15 games for American. 
All-Time against American
• The Crusaders own the all-time series, 14-6. 
• Holy Cross took down American, 12-10 in 2018. 
Keely Connors recorded a hat trick and Bryn Carroll and Baker Earl each put up two goals. Riley Bergholtz, Molly Pfaff, Shannon Dudeck, and Izzy Grant each got on the board. 
Up Next
• Holy Cross will host Loyola on April 26 at 4:00 p.m. 

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