Field Hockey Falls To Bucknell On The Road, 2-1
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LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Holy Cross field hockey team suffered a close 2-1 setback to Bucknell on Saturday morning. The Bison maintained control for the majority of the first half, outshooting Holy Cross 5-3 and earning six penalty corners while holding the Crusaders to none. Bucknell struck first in just the second minute of play, as Stephanie Dressler found the back of the net off a short pass from Mackenzie Haney. Senior Maureen Connolly tied the game up 1-1 for the Crusaders just before halftime with an unassisted tally on a breakaway in the 44th minute.
In the second half, Holy Cross made an offensive push and managed to put six of their seven shot attempts in that time on goal. Despite the surge in scoring opportunities, Emily Finn stopped every shot she faced for Bucknell in the half. The Bison would generate five more penalty corners and notch nine shots with five on goal in the second half. M.C. Evans scored the game-winner for Bucknell in the 69th minute of play, deflecting a shot in front of the net.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Bison outshot Holy Cross 14-10.
- Sophomore Marcia LaPlante stopped six shots on goal for the Crusaders.
- Finn made eight saves in net for Bucknell.
- Connolly led Holy Cross with four shots.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Connolly now ranks second all-time in program history with 114 career points, surpassing Jenna Cook ’06 who totaled 113 in her career.
- The Crusaders return to action Tuesday, Oct. 24, as they play host to Dartmouth at 6:05 p.m.