Women's Soccer Dominates St. Peter's in 5-1 Win
WORCESTER, Mass. – Four different members of the women’s soccer team scored to give Holy Cross a 5-1 win over St. Peter’s Sunday afternoon. The victory moves the Crusaders to 2-3 on the year and 2-0 at home.
The scoring started in just the fourth minute when sophomore Sydney Fisher took a pass from junior Kelly Crowley just inside the box and hit a well struck ball past the keeper. The Crusaders would take a 2-0 lead into halftime thanks to freshman Lexi Ansaldi’s first collegiate goal off the assist from senior Ang Seslija.
The Crusaders started the second half the same way they started the first, with a goal in the opening minutes. In the 51st minute Seslija fed a beautiful ball through the Peacocks back line to streaking junior Carly Flahive who banged it off the post and into the net.
Flahive wasn’t done there. Less than a minute later she took a shot from 20 yards out that St. Peter’s keeper had no chance at and sailed it into the back of the goal. In the 80th minute freshman Olivia Ferrara joined the fun with her first collegiate goal off the assist from junior Cassie Cheeseman.
In the 89th minute St. Peter’s Brooke Boutchie scored a goal on a free kick from 30 yards out, but the game was already over. The Crusaders dominated from start to finish and didn’t allow the Peacocks to even take a shot until very late in the second half.
Holy Cross will be home again on Thursday for a matchup with Bryant at 7:00 p.m.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The five goals are the most the Crusaders have scored in a game since a 5-0 win in 2014 over LIU Brooklyn.
- With her two assists, Seslija moves into the team lead with five points.
- Thanks to the defense’s solid play, sophomore goalkeeper Sophia Lettieri had a quiet day, only registering one save.