Tess MacKay scored two goals
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Tess MacKay scored two goals

Women's Lacrosse Defeated By New Hampshire

Holy Cross Athletics   03-02-2016

THE BASICS: 

Score: New Hampshire 16, Holy Cross 6

Records: Holy Cross (0-5), New Hampshire (2-3)


Location: Durham, N.H.

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016


Time: 4:00 p.m.

The Lead:  Nicole Grote tallied four goals and four assists for the Wildcats as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to New Hampshire, 16-6, in Durham, N.H., on Wednesday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

•   Holy Cross took an early lead at the 28:37 mark of the first half. Junior Tess MacKay (Simsbury, Conn.) scored off a pass from senior MacKenzie Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md.).

•   New Hampshire responded with seven goals led by Grote who scored three to move ahead, 7-1, with 8:55 left in the first half.

•   Holy Cross scored the next two goals in the final three minutes of the first half. First, senior Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) posted a free position goal with 2:56 left on the clock before Sophomore Stephanie Ford (Summit, N.J.) tallied a goal at the 1:17 mark to trim New Hampshire’s lead to four goals. Junior Meaghan Celmer (Summit, N.J.) earned the assist on the second goal.

•   The Wildcats entered the locker room with a 7-3 advantage.

•   The Crusaders started off the second half with an early goal at the 29:42 mark. Junior Maddie Ward (Norwell, Mass.) picked up a draw control and drew a foul as she posted the free position goal to make the score 7-4.

•   The Wildcats answered with nine straight goals to move out to a 16-4 lead with 6:37 left to play in the second half.

•   The Crusaders scored two more goals before the final whistle. At 3:20, MacKay posted a goal, as Ward earned the assist. Next, freshman Keely Connors (Bedford, N.Y.) followed with a goal at 1:58 to make the score, 16-6.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

•   New Hampshire outshot Holy Cross, 23-11.

•   Kate Clancy tallied four saves for the first 43:15 to post the victory, while Sarah Lambert added two stops in the final 16:45. Sophomore goalie Julia Maloney (Loudonville, N.Y.) made three saves for the first 50:26 of the contest, while senior goaltender Katie Boyle (Devon, Pa.) made one save in the final 9:34.

•   The Wildcats secured 18 draw controls to the Crusaders’ five.

•   Holy Cross tallied eight ground balls while New Hampshire had seven.

•   The Wildcats went 2-5 on free-position shots, while the Crusaders went 2-3. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

•   Concilio has at least one point in 11 straight games. 

•   Senior captain Casey Drollinger (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) now has 43 career caused turnovers, which are tied for 10th all-time in the program’s history.

•   Celmer earned her first collegiate point.

•   MacKay leads the team with seven goals on the season.

UP NEXT:

•   The Crusaders will return to action when they play at Davidson on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 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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