Lauren Ineson
Holy Cross Athletics
Holy Cross Athletics
Lauren Ineson

Field Hockey Defeated By No. 18 Albany, 5-3

Holy Cross Athletics   09-01-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC UA
Goals 3 5
Shots 7 22
Shots on Goal 5 17
Corners 0 6
Saves 12 2

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross field hockey team was edged by No. 18 Albany by a score of 5-3 on Friday night at the Hart Turf Field at the Luth Athletic Complex. The Crusaders were the first team on the board as junior Lauren Ineson posted her first goal of the season with a quick shot in the middle of the circle. Albany was quick to respond with a pair of goals from Katie MacCallum and Frederike Helmke just four minutes apart. Senior Maureen Connolly tied the game up for Holy Cross with a low shot in front of the net to make it a 2-2 game before halftime.

The Crusaders took an early lead in the second half as Connolly found the back of the net once again with a high shot at 44:06. The Great Danes would tie it back up as Camryn Dias scored just five minutes later as she found a loose ball in front of the net. Ghislaine Beerkens helped Albany regain control of the lead with two goals late in the second half to give Albany the 5-3 advantage.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Albany outshot the Crusaders 22-7.
  • Sophomore Marcia LaPlante made 12 saves in net for the Crusaders.
  • Melissa Nealon stopped a pair of shots for the Great Danes.
  • Connolly posted a five-point performance with two goals and an assist for the second time in her career.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action this Sunday, Sept. 3, as they travel to Quinnipiac for a game at 1:00 p.m.

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