Maggie Moriarty
Maggie Moriarty

Women's Lacrosse Falls To Lehigh, 15-11

Holy Cross Athletics   04-14-2018
Stat Comparison
Category HC Lehigh
Goals 11 15
Shots 28 37
Ground Balls 22 31
Draw Controls 15 13
Saves 16 13
Caused TOs 15 14
Clears 15-23 20-22
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team was defeated by Lehigh, 15-11, on Saturday at Kuzniewski Field.

The Mountain Hawks (9-5, 4-2 PL) jumped out to a 3-0 lead and then 4-1 lead before the Crusaders (5-9, 3-3 PL) scored five goals to take a 6-5 lead with under ten minutes to play in the first half. Lehigh took a one goal advantage to close the first half, 7-6.

In the second half the teams traded goals before a three goal run from Lehigh at the 23rd minute mark pushed the Mountain Hawks ahead for a final time. The Crusaders continued to pressure, but could not erase the deficit and fell, 15-11.

TALKING POINTS

First Half | HC 6 Lehigh 7

  • To open the game, Lehigh scored three goals at 28:39 from Kellie Gough, 25:59 from Haley Wentzel, and 23:58 from Christine Balestra.
  • Keely Connors put the Crusaders on the board at 20:17 with a free position shot.
  • The Mountain Hawks took back their three goal lead at 18:32 from Mary Ellen Carron.
  • At 15:13, Julia Gasbarre scored her first collegiate goal and was assisted by Maggie Moriarty.
  • Moriarty scored a goal of her own at 11:57 to put the game within one, 4-3.
  • Lehigh maintained the lead with a goal from Gough at 10:35.
  • Holy Cross’ Kerianne Moran scored on a free position shot.
  • Keely Connors scored her 30th goal of the season and tied the game at 5-5 with a goal at 7:55.
  • Less than one minute later, Gasbarre struck for the second time, with a free position goal at 7:06.
  • The Mountain Hawks added the final two goals of the half to take a one goal lead. Julianne Puckette scored at 2:15 and Olivia Kelly at 1:04.

Second Half | HC 11 Lehigh 15

  • Lehigh scored two goals to start the second half: Wentzel at 27:28 and Sondra Dickey at 25:43.
  • Holy Cross added two goals in 20 seconds. Moran scored at 25:01 and Anna Pusey added her first at 24:41.
  • Dickey posted back-to-back goals at 23:26 and 23:06 before Wentzel made it 12-8 at 22:15.
  • Baker Earl put the Crusaders within three when she was assisted by Molly Pfaff at 17:20.
  • Puckette scored two goals at 14:37 and 12:24 to extend the Mountain Hawk lead, 14-9.
  • Pusey scored her second at 8:55.  
  • Dickey posted the final Lehigh goal at 4:00.
  • With 33 seconds to play, Moriarty tallied her second of the game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Lehigh outshot Holy Cross, 37-28.
  • Holy Cross held the edge on draw controls, 15-13.
  • Each team had 20 turnovers. Holy Cross caused 15 and Lehigh caused 14.

UP NEXT

Holy Cross will play Boston University on the road on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a Turnpike Trophy battle.

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