August 28, 2012

Women's Soccer To Play Two Games This Week

Overall: 1-0-1 (0-0-0 PL); Last Week: 0-0-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 1, Providence 1, Worcester, Mass., 8/24
Schedule: Thursday, Aug. 30 at Bryant, Smithfield, R.I., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2 vs. Quinnipiac, Worcester, Mass., 12:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's soccer team is slated to play its first road game of the season this week, taking on Bryant at Bulldog Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 4:00 p.m. The team will then return home to play its third home game of the young season at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 2, versus Quinnipiac at 12:00 p.m.
  • Bryant enters the game with a record of 2-1-0, defeating Maine and Citadel while falling to Massachusetts. Junior Ari Goldberg leads the Bulldogs with two goals and one assist for five points. Quinnipiac currently holds a record of 1-0-0 and will face Vermont at home before traveling to Worcester on Sunday. The Bobcats defeated Providence in its season opener, 1-0. Junior Aine McKeever tallied the lone goal for Quinnipiac this season.
  • Last season, the Crusaders came away with an exciting 1-0 victory over Bryant at home on Sept. 14. Sophomore Gina Righini (Salem, N.H.) recorded the game-winning goal, burying a header into the back of the net with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Sophomore goalkeeper Carly McCabe (Barrington, R.I.) recorded her second career shutout in the process.
  • Holy Cross suffered a 1-0 loss to Quinnipiac in 2011 on Sept. 18 in Hamden, Conn. Senior Maura Fox (Shrewsbury, Mass.) led the offensive charge for the Crusaders taking four shots, including two on goal, but it was not enough as the Bobcats scored with just over 15 minutes remaining to steal the victory.
  • McCabe was named BRINE Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for her career-high 12 save performance in the Crusaders 1-1 draw last week versus Providence (Aug. 24). McCabe marks the second Holy Cross women's soccer player in a row to receive league recognition for her performance. Last week, junior Cassie Muzik (Massapequa, N.Y.) was named BRINE Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. This is the first time since the 2008 season that two Crusaders have been named Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks.