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Crusaders To Hit The Road To Take On Brown & Bryant

Holy Cross Athletics   02-20-2017
Game 4: Holy Cross (2-1, 0-0 Patriot League) at Brown (1-0, 0-0 Ivy League)
DATE: Tue., Feb. 21 at 6:00 p.m.  LOCATION: Providence, R.I. 
SERIES RECORD: Brown leads, 17-2 LAST MEETING: 11-10, Brown (Mar. 24, 2015)
LIVE STATS:  Presto Sports LIVE VIDEO: Ivy League Network

 

Game 5: Holy Cross (2-1, 0-0 Patriot League) at Bryant (0-1, 0-0 NEC)
DATE: Sat., Feb. 25 at 12:00 p.m.  LOCATION: Smithfield, R.I. 
SERIES RECORD: Tied, 3-3 LAST MEETING: 8-7, Bryant (Feb. 25, 2016)
LIVE STATS:  Presto Sports LIVE VIDEO: NEC Front Row

The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team will play its first two road games of the season this week. Here is what you need to know as the Crusaders enter the fourth week of the season.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The Crusaders (2-1) will travel to Providence, R.I., to take on Brown at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The last time the Crusaders started the season with a 2-1 record was the 2013 season.
  • Brown won the last meeting between these two teams with a 11-10 win on March 10, 2015. Go here to read the recap. The Bears lead the all-time series, 17-2. The Crusaders’ last win was a 11-10 victory versus the Bears on March 13, 2012. Brown is 1-0 this season with a 19-0 win versus Sacred Heart at Stevenson-Pincince Field.
  • The Crusaders will then travel to Smithfield, R.I., to play Bryant on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Last year, the Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders, 8-7, on Feb. 23. Go here to read the recap. The all-time series is tied at 3-3. Bryant is 0-1 this season with a 20-5 loss at No. 4 Stony Brook.
  • After the Bryant game, the Crusaders will host New Hampshire on Wednesday, March 1 at 5:05 p.m.

CRUSADERS POST SECOND SHUTOUT IN PROGRAM HISTORY:

Maddy Smith

  • The Crusaders defeated Iona, 10-0, on Feb. 18, to post the second shutout in program history.
  • Junior goalie Julia Maloney made six saves to record the shutout. Senior Maddie Ward scored three goals, while senior Tess MacKay and freshman Audrey Mandaro scored two goals each for the Crusaders. Freshman Maggie Moriarty had three assists.
  • Mandaro scored her first two collegiate goals.
  • Ward’s hat trick was her second of the season and the fifth of her career.
  • Go here to read the recap.

MALONEY NAMED PATRIOT LEAGUE DEFENDER OF THE WEEK:

  • Junior goalie Julia Maloney has been named the Corvias Patriot League Defender of the Week, as announced by the league office for her performance in the Crusaders’ 10-0 win versus Iona on Feb. 18. This is the first time she has received this honor.
  • Maloney recorded a perfect 1.000 save percentage, posting six saves to shutout Iona in a 10-0 win. She also picked up four ground balls and caused one turnover in the Crusaders’ second shutout in program history. The first shutout was on April 23, 1998, with a 21-0 victory over Quinnipiac.
  • Maloney is 2-1 this season with a 9.00 goals against average and a .518 save percentage. She leads the team with 11 ground balls. Her 29 saves are ranked first in the Patriot League and 11th in the nation.

CRUSADERS RANKED NATIONALLY AND IN THE PATRIOT LEAGUE:

Anna Johnson

  • Junior goalie Julia Maloney leads the Patriot League and is 11th nationally with 29 saves, while her .518 save percentage is third in the league and 24th nationally. Her 9.00 goals against average is second in the conference and 30th in the country. Her 3.67 ground balls per game are ranked fourth in the league and 43rd nationally.
  • Senior Maddie Ward is third in the conference and 40th nationally with eight goals, while senior Tess MacKay is sixth in the league and 89th in the country with six goals. Senior Mary Patalita and freshman Maggie Moriarty are tied for fourth in the league and 46th nationally with four assists.
  • Senior Anna Johnson is fourth in the league with 11 draw controls. Her 3.67 draw controls per game are 63rd nationally.

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KEEP CONNECTED:

  • 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.

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