Sept. 24, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head women's basketball coach Bill Gibbons and athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr., have announced the Crusaders' schedule for the 2007-2008 season, which is slated to begin on November 11. The Crusaders will play a number of challenging non-conference games, including the Long Island University Tournament and the University of Florida Tournament. The home schedule will include a total of 12 games at the Hart Center this year.
"Our non-conference schedule is extremely challenging as always, highlighted by our early tour of the New England states, two terrific tournaments, and our in-state rivals Boston College and Harvard," said head coach Bill Gibbons.
Holy Cross begins the season with its home opener against Vermont (Nov. 11). The next two games for the Crusaders will be away versus Connecticut (Nov. 14) and Maine (Nov. 18). Holy Cross hosts Rhode Island (Nov. 20) before traveling to New York for the LIU Tournament (Nov. 23-24). Holy Cross will be on the road for the next six games playing Boston College (Dec. 5), Harvard (Dec. 18), University of Florida (Dec. 28), followed by the finals (Dec. 29), St. Peter's (Jan. 2), and Yale (Jan. 6).
The Crusaders will have a two-game home stand verses Lafayette (Jan. 12) and Dartmouth (Jan. 14). On the road for the next three games, Holy Cross will play Army (Jan. 16), Bucknell (Jan. 20), and Navy (Jan 23.). Contests against American (Jan. 26) and Colgate (Jan. 30) will be played at the Hart Center, followed by travel to Lehigh (Feb. 2) and Lafayette (Feb. 9).
The Crusaders then play three straight conference games at home, taking Army (Feb. 13), Bucknell (Feb. 16), and Navy (Feb. 20). Closing up its regular season travel, Holy Cross will play at American (Feb. 23) and Colgate (Feb. 27). The final game of the regular season Holy Cross will host Lehigh (Mar. 1).
"Recapturing our Patriot League title will also be a tremendous challenge, as I feel our league is as strong from top to bottom as it has ever been," said Gibbons.
Holy Cross is coming off a 2006-2007 season in which it posted a 15-18 record, won the Patriot League tournament title, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in the last 10 years.