Marcia LaPlante registered a season-high 17 saves
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Rich Gagnon Photography
Marcia LaPlante registered a season-high 17 saves

Field Hockey Edged By American In Patriot League Semifinals

Holy Cross Athletics   11-04-2016

THE BASICS

  • Score: American 1, Holy Cross 0
  • Records: Holy Cross (9-10, 3-3 Patriot League); American (12-6, 5-1 Patriot League)
  • Date: November 4, 2016
  • Location: Boston, Mass. (New Balance Field)
  • The Lead: Freshman goalkeeper Marcia LaPlante made 17 saves as the Crusaders came up short to American, 1-0, in the Patriot League Semifinals at New Balance Field in Boston, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • American took control of the game in the first half, registering 11 shots on goal.
  • Natalie Konerth scored the lone goal of the game in the 30th minute, putting the Eagles up 1-0 off a penalty corner.
  • The Crusaders responded with an offensive push early on in the second half, registering four shots with three chances on net.
  • LaPlante made a pair of back-to-back diving saves with five minutes remaining in regulation to keep the score 1-0.
  • Holy Cross earned three penalty corners in the second half, but was unable to find a tying goal.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • LaPlante made 17 saves in the loss for the Crusaders.
  • Maura Jacobs stopped three shots to earn the win for American.
  • Junior forward Maureen Connolly led the Crusaders with three shots on goal.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • This was the first appearance for the Crusaders in the Patriot League Tournament since 2006.
  • The Crusaders allowed the least amount of goals this season (40) since 2006, when they allowed just 32.
  • LaPlante’s 17 saves are a new season-high.
  • Head Coach Lindsay Jackson has led the Crusaders to the most wins by a head coach in their first two seasons in program history with 17.
  • Connolly ends the season tied for eighth overall in single-season goals with 15, and ninth overall in points with 37.

UP NEXT

  • The 2016 season has concluded.

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