Field Hockey Falls To Georgetown, 4-3
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross field hockey team came up short to Georgetown on Sunday afternoon by a score of 4-3 in Worcester. The Crusaders got off to a strong start and took a 1-0 lead in just the eight minute of play, as junior Suzanne Noone scored off a turnover. Senior Maureen Connolly gave the Crusaders a 2-0 advantage seven minutes later, as she scored off a cross pass from junior Emily Loprete. The Hoyas rallied later in the first half, scoring two goals in a span of three minutes to tie the game up before heading into halftime.
In the 55th minute, Loprete found the back of the net with a deflection in front of the goalkeeper to once against give Holy Cross the lead. Georgetown would battle back and tie the game up in the 61st minute as Anna Farley deflected a shot in front of the net to make it a 3-3 game. Emily Fraser would score the go-ahead goal for the Hoyas in the 65th minute with a hard shot from the top of the circle, making it 4-3. The Crusaders pulled sophomore Marcia LaPlante from the net for an extra attacker with just over two minutes remaining, but they were unable to find a tying goal.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Georgetown outshot the Crusaders 19-17.
- LaPlante made four saves in net for Holy Cross.
- Chloe Verwiel stopped six shots for the Hoyas.
- Loprete and Connolly each registered four shots.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Connolly has now notched at least one point in five straight games to start the season. This is also the third game this season she has tallied at least one goal and one assist.
- The Crusaders return to action this Friday, Sept. 15, as they open Patriot League play at home against Lehigh.