Tess MacKay
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Tess MacKay

Women's Lacrosse Falls To Colgate, 11-8, In Season-Finale

Holy Cross Athletics   04-29-2017

THE BASICS: 

Score: Colgate 11, Holy Cross 8

Records: Holy Cross (7-10, 2-7 Patriot League); Colgate (6-9, 3-6 Patriot League)

Location: Hamilton, N.Y. (Beyer-Small '76 Field)

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. 

The Lead: Senior Mary Patalita posted three goals and one assist for four points but the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to Colgate, 11-8, in Patriot League action on Saturday in the season-finale.

 HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After Patalita scored the first goal of the game, Lindsay West found the back of the net to tie the contest at 1-1.
  • Sophomore Keely Connors gave the Crusaders a 2-1 lead, but the Raiders responded with three straight goals to move out to a 4-2 advantage with 13:00 left in the first half.
  • A free-position goal by Patalita cut the lead to 4-3, but two consecutive goals by the Raiders made it a 6-3 score with 9:14 remaining.
  • Then with 7:08 left, Patalita posted the hat-trick with a free-position goal as the Crusaders trailed 6-4 at the half.
  • West netted the first goal of the second half, but the Crusaders responded with a goal each by seniors Maddie Ward and Tess MacKay to cut the lead to 7-6 with 15:21 remaining.
  • But two straight goals by the Raiders made it a 9-6 contest with 12:44 left.
  • After a goal by Ward, Isabel Kreitler scored for the Raiders.
  • With 7:06 remaining, freshman Maggie Moriarty found the back of the net as the Crusaders trailed 10-8.
  • Haley O'Hanlon scored the last goal of the game for the 11-8 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Raiders outshot the Crusaders, 23-17.
  • Junior Julia Maloney made 12 saves for the Crusaders, while Asil Asfour posted nine for the Raiders.
  • Holy Cross secured 12 draw controls, while the Raiders posted nine.
  • The Raiders picked up 21 groundballs, while Holy Cross tallied 19.
  • Holy Cross went 2-5 on free-position shots, while the Raiders went 2-7.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Patalita has six career hat tricks.
  • Senior Anna Johnson posted 56 draw controls this season which are third all-time in program history for a season. Her 29 caused turnovers are fourth. Her 86 career draw controls are ranked ninth all-time, while her 46 caused turnovers are 10th.
  • Maloney has 279 career saves are eighth all-time.

KEEP CONNECTED: 

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