The six seniors were honored before today's game.
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
The six seniors were honored before today's game.

Crusaders Defeated By Colgate

Holy Cross Athletics   04-30-2016

THE BASICS:

Score: Colgate 16, Holy Cross 9

Records: Holy Cross (3-14, 3-6 PL), Colgate (8-8, 6-3 PL)

Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kuzniewski Field)

Date: Saturday, April 30

Time: 1:05 p.m.

The Lead: Isabel Kreitler had four goals and three assists for seven points for the Raiders as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to Colgate, 16-9, in Patriot League action on Saturday afternoon at Kuzniewski Field in the season finale for the Crusaders.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Raiders scored the first goal of the game as Emily Peebles assisted Lauren Gorajek but the Crusaders answered back with two goals, one by junior Tess MacKay (Simsbury, Conn.) and the other by MacKenzie Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md.) off a pass from freshman Alexis Leighton (Garden City, N.Y.) making the score 2-1 with 27:33 left in the half.
  • Then Kallan Murray and Gorajek both posted goals for the Raiders to make it 3-2 with 25:22 left in the half.
  • Senior Margie Smith (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) scored for the Crusaders but Colgate then went on a six-goal run to make the score 9-3 with 7:41 left in the half.
  • Leighton finished off the half with a goal off Bozel’s pass to make the score 9-4.
  • In the first half, the Crusaders had eight draw controls while the Raiders had six. Colgate picked up nine ground balls to Holy Cross’ five and went 1-3 on free position shots while the Crusaders went 1-1.
  • Kreitler posted a goal for the Raiders to open up the second half to make the score 10-4 but the Crusaders went on a four-goal run to tighten the gap to make it 10-8. MacKay scored off Leighton’s pass and was followed by goals by junior Maddie Ward (Norwell, Mass.), freshman Keely Connors (Bedford, N.Y.) and Smith.
  • Peebles then tallied two goals for the Raiders to make the score 12-8 with 6:26 left in the game.
  • Connors posted a goal for the Crusaders but was answered back by Murray, Peebles, Gorajek and Haley O’Hanlon to make the final score 16-9.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Colgate outshot the Crusaders, 38-25.
  • Sophomore goaltender Julia Maloney (Loudonville, N.Y.) and Asil Asfour both had nine saves.
  • The Raiders had 15 draw controls to the Crusaders’ 12 and picked up 15 groundballs to Holy Cross’ 10.

SENIOR DAY:

  • Goalie Katie Boyle (Devon, Pa.) played in 24 career games with 18 starts. She made 96 career saves. Boyle was a two-time member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice.
  • Attacker Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) played in 73 career games with 65 starts. She tallied 59 goals and 67 assists for 126 career points. She is the 21st Crusader in the history of the program to reach 100 career points. Concilio’s 67 assists are third all-time in the history of the program. Her 19 assists this season and last season are tied for ninth all-time in program history. This year she was named the Crusader of the Week. Concilio is also a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
  • Midfielder Allison Hoffman (Hingam, Mass.) played in 17 games. She has been a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and earned 2015 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades.
  • Bozel played in 49 career games. She tallied 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 career points. Bozel is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
  • Defender Casey Drollinger (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) played in 70 games with 67 starts. She recorded 106 ground balls and 58 caused turnovers. Her 58 career caused turnovers are seventh all-time in program history. This year, Drollinger scored her first collegiate goal on April 15 versus Lafayette. She was a two-time member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2014.
  • Smith played in 55 games. She posted 31 goals and five assists for 34 career points. As a sophomore in 2014, Smith was named the Crusader of the week. She is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

KEEP CONNECTED:

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