Kaitlin Concilio tallied her 100th career point in today's game.
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Kaitlin Concilio tallied her 100th career point in today's game.

Women's Lacrosse Falls To Bryant, 8-7

Holy Cross Athletics   02-23-2016

THE BASICS: 

Score: Bryant 8, Holy Cross 7
Records: Holy Cross (0-4), Bryant (2-1)
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Holy Cross Field)
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
Time: 4:05 p.m.

The Lead:  Lauren Descalzo scored four goals for the Bulldogs as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to Bryant, 8-7, at Holy Cross Field on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) posted two assists and recorded her 100th career point for the Crusaders.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders opened the scoring at 27:05 of the first half as Concilio sent a pass to senior Margie Smith (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) who found the back of the net to give the Crusaders the 1-0 lead.
  • Senior MacKenzie Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md.) extended the Crusader lead to 2-0 with 20:36 left in the half.
  • Bryant made it 2-1 with 19:48 left in the first half on a shot from two yards out by Lauren Britton.
  • With 16:57 remaining in the first half, the Crusaders made it 3-1 on a goal from junior Tess MacKay (Simsbury, Conn.) off a pass from Bozel. 
  • With 15:14 remaining in the first half, Bryant made it 3-2 on a goal by Descalzo.
  • With 14:17 remaining in the half, sophomore Stephanie Ford (Summit, N.J.) ripped a shot on goal from two yards out which found the back of the net to make it 4-2 Crusaders.
  • The Crusaders extended their lead to 5-2 with 11:56 remaining in the first half as freshman Alexis Leighton (Garden City, N.J.) tallied a wraparound goal.
  • Bryant made it 5-3 as Lauren Britton found the back of the net with 10:30 remaining in the half.
  • With 7:34 remaining in the half the Bulldogs cut the Crusader lead to 5-4 as Descalzo tallied her second goal of the contest.
  • Bryant tied the game at 5-5 with 5:34 remaining in the half on a Meaghan Brennan goal.
  • Less than a minute into the second half, Bryant took a 6-5 lead as Nicole Britton scored from two yards out.
  • With 28:05 remaining in the second half, freshman Keely Connors (Bedford, N.Y.) drove towards the net and made it 6-6 on a shot from three yards out.
  • With 21:38 remaining in the second half Bryant took a 7-6 lead as Descalzo tallied her third goal of the contest.
  • With 14:31 remaining in the game, Bryant tallied a man-up goal and made it 8-6 on Descalzo’s fourth goal of the game.
  • With 2:40 remaining in the game, Concilio sent a pass to MacKay who tallied a man-up goal from two yards out to cut the Bryant lead to 8-7. The assist gave Concilio her 100th career point.
  • With two seconds remaining in the contest, the Crusaders almost tied the game, but a shot went over the net as Bryant tallied the 8-7 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Bryant outshot Holy Cross, 29-27.
  • Sophomore goalie Julia Maloney (Loudonville, N.Y.) made 13 saves and tallied a .619 save percentage, while Samantha Santeramo tallied five saves and Daja Andrews recorded five in the second half to post the victory. 
  • The Crusaders' secured nine draw controls while the Bulldogs had eight.
  • The Crusaders’ tallied 19 ground balls to Bryant’s 15.
  • The Bulldogs went 2-4 on free-posititon shots, while the Crusaders went 0-3. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Concilio recorded two assists and tallied her 100th career point for the Crusaders. She is the 21st Crusader to reach this milestone. Concilio has 47 goals and 53 assists. 
  • Concilio has at least one point in 10 straight games. 
  • Ford’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.
  • Maloney recorded a career high 13 saves.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders will return to action when they play at New Hampshire on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m.

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWLax, Instagram HCWLAX and on Facebook. You can get also get the latest news and results on the women's lacrosse team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here

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