September 18, 2011

Women's Soccer Suffers 1-0 Loss At Quinnipiac

HAMDEN, Conn.  – Despite out-shooting their opponent, the Holy Cross women's soccer team could not find the back of the net, falling by the final 1-0 score against Quinnipiac at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. With the decision, Holy Cross drops to 2-5-0 on the season while the Bobcats grab their first win, going to 1-4-1. The Crusaders out-shot Quinnipiac 13-10 and were led by junior Maura Fox (Shrewsbury, Mass.) who took a team-high four shots.

The teams played to a scoreless first half as Holy Cross combined for five shots taken. Freshman netminder Carly McCabe (Barrington, R.I.) made two saves in the first 45 minutes as well. The Crusaders continued to put on the offensive pressure, putting together eight shots compared to Quinnipiac's three shots through the first 20 minutes in the second stanza. The Bobcats followed with three consecutive shots as the last shot, taken from a free kick, got by McCabe at 78:13, giving Quinnipiac a 1-0 edge. Holy Cross was unable to get another shot off in the contest, resulting in the 1-0 loss.

With the defeat, McCabe goes to 2-3-0 overall. She finished with four saves. Quinnipiac goalkeeper, Jill Kelley, made three total saves and picks up a record 1-4-1.

Holy Cross continues action on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at New Hampshire. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Lewis Fields in Durham, N.H.