Kerianne Moran scored the game winner.
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Kerianne Moran scored the game winner.

Women's Lacrosse Defeats Ohio State 11-10

Holy Cross Athletics   03-10-2017

Score: Holy Cross 11, Ohio State 10

Records: Holy Cross (5-3); Ohio State (5-3)

Location: Kuzniewski Field, Worcester, Mass.

Date: March 10, 2017

Time: 7:05 p.m. 

The Lead: Junior Kerianne Moran scored with 4:34 remaining in the second half to break a 10-10 tie and lift the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team to an 11-10 victory over Ohio State at Kuzniewski Field. This was the first ever meeting between the two programs. The Crusaders are off to their best start to a season in 10 years when they were 6-2 in 2007.

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

  • The score was tied at 2-2 midway through the first half, before sophomore Baker Early and senior Maddie Ward scored back-to-back goals to give the Crusaders a 4-2 lead.
  • After the Buckeyes came back to tie up the score at 5-5, senior Mary Patalita scored a free position goal to give Holy Cross a 6-5 halftime advantage.
  • A free position goal by Ward early in the second half gave the Crusaders a 7-5 lead, before Ohio State ran off four straight goals to go up 9-7.
  • But Holy Cross came back to score the next three goals and took a 10-9 lead when Patalita scored with 12:44 remaining.
  • The Buckeyes tied the game up once again with 5:53 to play, on a free position goal by Paulina Constant, before Moran netted the game-winner for the Crusaders.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

  • Senior Tess MacKay led Holy Cross with three goals and one assist on the night.
  • Patalita added three goals, while Ward scored twice.
  • Molly Wood scored a game-high four goals for Ohio State.
  • Junior Julia Maloney made five saves in goal for the Crusaders, while Jill Rizzo recorded four saves for the Buckeyes.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The Crusaders are off to best start in 10 years. Holy Cross started 6-2 in 2007. 
  • The goal was the first collegiate game winner for Moran.
  • The hat trick by MacKay was her fourth of the season and the eighth of her career. 
  • Patalita now has two career hat tricks.

POSTGAME INTERVIEW:

UP NEXT: 

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, March 18, when they play host to Lehigh at 11:05 a.m.

KEEP CONNECTED: 

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWLax, Instagram HCWLAXand 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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