Crusaders Conclude Home Stand Versus Iona On Feb. 18
|Game 3: Holy Cross (1-1, 0-0 Patriot League) vs. Iona (0-0, 0-0 MAAC)|
|DATE:||Sat., Feb. 18 at 4:00 p.m.||LOCATION:||Worcester, Mass.|
|SERIES RECORD:||First Meeting||LIVE STATS:||NeuLion Stats|
The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team will host Iona on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 4:00 p.m. Here is what you need to know as the Crusaders enter the third week of the season.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Holy Cross will host Iona at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Kuzniewski Field at the Luth Athletic Complex.
- Last year, the Gaels went 9-9 overall and 4-4 in the MAAC. The Gaels start their season versus Wagner on Feb. 15.
- This will be the first meeting in program history between Holy Cross and Iona.
- The Crusaders 23.5 ground balls per game are ranked 10th nationally, while their 12.0 caused turnovers per game are ranked 17th in the country.
- After the Iona game, the Crusaders return to action when they travel to Providence, R.I. to play Brown on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:00 p.m.
CRUSADERS DEFEAT FAIRFIELD FOR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON:
- The Crusaders defeated Fairfield, 11-8, on Feb. 11, to earn their first win of the season. Senior Mary Patalita led the team with a career-best five points on two goals and three assists. Junior goalie Julia Maloney made 10 saves.
- Freshmen Maggie Moriarty and Emma Gill both scored their first collegiate goal against Fairfield and seniors Maddie Ward and Tess MacKay both posted hat tricks. Gill’s goal was the game-winner. MacKay now has five career hat tricks, while Ward has four.
- Go here to read the recap.
PATALITA NAMED CRUSADER OF THE WEEK:
- Senior Mary Patalita was named the C&R Tire Crusader of the Week. During Saturday’s victory over the Stags, Patalita totaled five points on two goals and three assists. Her first goal put the Crusaders up 4-2 during the first half, while her second goal gave Holy Cross an 8-6 lead midway through the second half. Patalita set new career highs for both points and assists.
- Over the course of her collegiate career, Patalita has now totaled 24 points on 17 goals and seven assists in 33 games played.
- Video: Get to Know Mary Patalita
MALONEY IS SIXTH NATIONALLY IN SAVES:
- Junior goalie Julia Maloney is ranked sixth in the nation with 23 saves. She made 13 saves versus No. 17 Boston College and posted 10 saves as the Crusaders defeated Fairfield, 11-8.
- For her career, she has 156 saves.
CRUSADERS RANKED NATIONALLY AND IN THE PATRIOT LEAGUE:
- Junior goalie Julia Maloney leads the Patriot League with 11.50 saves per game, while her .460 save percentage is fourth. She is fourth with seven ground balls.
- Senior Maddie Ward is tied for fourth in the conference with five goals, while senior Tess MacKay is tied for ninth with four goals. Senior Mary Patalita is tied for fourth with three assists and is 29th nationally. Senior Anna Johnson is fourth in the league with eight draw controls, while sophomore Keely Connors is sixth with seven. Johnson has 4.0 draw controls per game which are 33rd nationally.
SEASON PHOTO BLOG:
- The Crusaders have kicked off their photo blog.
- Go here to check out the blog.
- There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWLax, Instagram HCWLAX and on Facebook. You can get also get the latest news and results on the women's lacrosse team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.